ETHERFAST CABLE/DSL VPN ROUTER W/ 4PORT SWITCH (BEFVP41) just arrived, I'm new to this, need guiding COMMENTS asap, in a rush (what's new).
Not planning to add VPN at this points, just want to start with basic setup, connecting two systems to share a DSL line. High points because I'm in a hurry and need explicit guidance specific to my needs.
Windows XP Pro on primary system (currently connected), Windows Home Edition on backup system ready to go. Network cards installed, upstairs system has external Westell Wirespeed modem. I have the cables I need and understand all the connections, here's where I'm stuck:
Manual talks about the IP address and getting details from my ISP; they're less than helpful and say "we don't support setting up 3rd party environments or routers" (for which I thanked them very much). My IP address is dynamic, not static:
* So with that in mind, how to I proceed after first booting up with the router connected (step by step please) ....
* Primary system when upgraded and PPPoE connection established, defaulted to ICS, don't want/use/need so disabled internet connection sharing.
* System I'm connecting to has all the network cards and HW setup, no workgroup established, do I need this first?
I'm sure there are other questions I'll find when I get into this a bit more, but your "startup" guidance and step-by-step COMMENTS are appreciated.