simplest to setup ADSL router

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l'm a newbie of ADSL, i got ADSL router and would like to set it up. l'm wondering that the router can direct connect to hub and set the gateway of each win9x workstation point to the router ? the router itself had 1 fixed public ipaddress.
what is the simplest way to setup the ADSL router to get online ? my environment is NT4 PDC and win9x workstation connecting to hub.
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Need to know what kind of router it is? And you just have one nt4 server and one workstation? Or you have more than that?

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ADSL router that with 1 RJ45 port and telephone port. i've have several workstation connecting to NT4
What kind of ADSL router? Brand , model?

If your router does DHCP "alcatel speed touch pro" then you simply have to plug your router into your hub / switch and browse to it via internet browser "http://10.0.0.138".

Your router will do dhcp for your whole network. Make sure your NT4 server DHCP is turned off and let the router handle it.

This way any computer you plug into your network will pull its ip address from the router and will have internet access straight away. This solution is the easiest to set up but not the best if you have a larger network.

 
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the brand is Lucent Cellpipe. got to find out the model later.
Hi, I think what you are calling a router is generally called a 'modem' however technically, its a 'bridge'.

In any case you have this box connected to a phone line and it has an ethernet port.

Go to your local PC store (CompUSA, or wherever) and buy a 1 port, Linksys router and put it between the modem and the hub.  The linksys will handle logging on to the DSL connection and provide you with firwall protection.  It should cost about $50 and will save you hours of time.

www.linksys.com

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The linksys will also provide DHCP to your network and its function is to share the Internet connection.

You could also use ICS (Internet Sharing Connection) off a Windows 98SE box, but the linksys is so much better I don't want to confuse the issue.

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the brand of cellpipe is cellpipe 50AS

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the model of cellpipe is cellpipe 50AS
The what I think your calling a router is actually a modem or really a 'bridge'.  

It serves up one IP address.  If you have more than one computer, I suggest you ad the router I suggested above.

Do you understand what I am suggesting or do I need to explain it more for you.

Let me know

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i do not understand what is that port you mentioned above would do since my router(modem) has already ethernet port to hub. i had checked the web site of lucent.com that stated that this model provided DHCP function.
Maybe I misunderstand you.


PHONE LINE ---->  MODEM --->> ROUTER --->> HUB  =====>> NETWORK

is that the way you have it set up.

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