[CentOS] current howto for DSL?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sat Oct 10 01:02:49 UTC 2009


Drew wrote:
>> A lot changes in 7 years....
>>
>> Anyway, so I just fire up adsl-setup, and it should walk me through; then
>> run adsl-start? At that point, should I be able to browse to Verizon's
>> setup your account website?
>>     
>
> If the ADSL modem provides an Ethernet jack w/ DHCP then it's usually
> even simpler then that. Just plug your computer in, fire up the DHCP
> client and away you go. Both our local ISPs, Telus (ADSL) and Shaw
> (Cable), use that sort of setup and I've never had to touch the
> defaulting networking config, other then the firewall, on a linux box.
>   


a lot of Consumer ADSL in the US uses PPPoE rather than DHCP.




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