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ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

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ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

Anyone out there who can help me?

I have (had) a small LAN, three machines

192.168.0.1 - DNS/DHCP/SAMBA/print server

192.168.0.2 - Dual boot - Debian Woody
DHCP client - Win XP

192.168.0.3 - LFS machine being built

I got my ADSL line activation on Thursday, and
managed to get connected on Thursday night on the
Win XP machine. But I had to use the DNS/DHCP server on the modem/router.

I was advised that it would be best to use my existing (internal) DNS server, but b*66$^ me if I can connect using it.

What I want to know.

Is it feasible?
Is it necessary?
Is it best?

If I disable the DHCP server on the router, I lose my ADSL connection.

Can anyone help?

Cheers

I was advised that
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Tony
7 REPLIES
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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

I think I can help you with any and all of setting this up. We'll have to deal with this one step at a time though so email me.
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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

> I think I can help you with any and all of setting this up. We'll have to deal with this one step at a time though so email me.


Sorry I had to go to bed, I need some sleep.

I cannot find your email address in your posting.

Cheers.

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Tony
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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

My plusnet username should've been a clue :-)

anyhow : something@perleman2.plus.com should work (or is it perleman2.plus.net??)
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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

> My plusnet username should've been a clue :-)
>
> anyhow : something@perleman2.plus.com should work (or is it perleman2.plus.net??)

It's all OK now, so don't worry. Now for my firewall.
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Tony
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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

> My plusnet username should've been a clue :-)
>
> anyhow : something@perleman2.plus.com should work (or is it perleman2.plus.net??)

It's .plus.com Alex...

If you set your email address in the options tab then your posts will gain the 'ikkle envelope!

Regards,

Ian
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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

New to all this - Either that or too busy analysing your Contact Us system... ;-)


> > My plusnet username should've been a clue :-)
> >
> > anyhow : something@perleman2.plus.com should work (or is it perleman2.plus.net??)
>
> It's .plus.com Alex...
>
> If you set your email address in the options tab then your posts will gain the 'ikkle envelope!
>
> Regards,
>
> Ian

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RE: ADSL modem/router, LAN, DHCP and DNS

> Anyone out there who can help me?
>
> I have (had) a small LAN, three machines
>
> 192.168.0.1 - DNS/DHCP/SAMBA/print server
>
> 192.168.0.2 - Dual boot - Debian Woody
> DHCP client - Win XP
>
> 192.168.0.3 - LFS machine being built
>
> I got my ADSL line activation on Thursday, and
> managed to get connected on Thursday night on the
> Win XP machine. But I had to use the DNS/DHCP server on the modem/router.
>
> I was advised that it would be best to use my existing (internal) DNS server, but b*66$^ me if I can connect using it.
>
> What I want to know.
>
> Is it feasible?
> Is it necessary?
> Is it best?
>
> If I disable the DHCP server on the router, I lose my ADSL connection.
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> Cheers
>
> I was advised that
>
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> --
> Tony

Sorry if I'm stating the obvious but you have to use plusnet's DNS server or configure your own DNS server to relay plusnet's server. Otherwise you won't be able to resolve internet domain names which means you can't access the internet unless you use IP numbers.

Using your own DNS is probably unnessecery. The HOSTS file method is often adequate for small networks and if you don't want to name your machines you don't even need that.

DHCP is your choice, IMHO it's more trouble than it's worth but I don't see it makes much difference which device acts as server provided there is only one.