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DSL for a network requirments and setup

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i want to know the requirments and the setup steps for connecting a DSL line to a network
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by:vtobusman
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1st order dns from a local isp/phone compant ext... make sure to get the Ethernet version of their dsl modem....

2nd.. Go and Purchase a DSL router ( usually aroung 50 bucks ) instal the dsl modem on the WAN side of the dsl router...
  plug the etheernet side into your switch/hub of you net work

3rd setup all of you computers to "obtain ip address automatically "

depending on your isp you may have to do some config on the dsl router...

  thats abouot it...

here are some links for a dsl router....

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=DI-704P-R
  this dsl router has a built in print server  for only  33 bucks

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=DI-704-R
this is the standard version of the same router for only 24 bucks

 good luck...
if you need more detailed info post here...


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by:net99online
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-is there is a limit for the number of ip addresses that is assigned to my account and does this affects the number of the computers i can connect?
and/or
-does every computer will have an individual ip for the access to the outer net --> internet?
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vtobusman earned 30 total points
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using a dsl router you can have up to 254 computers connected to a single dsl connection

most dsl providers assign you ip address by dhcp... and if the see  multiple addresses going to the same circut they like to charge more foe each computer that gets on...
 using a router you isp only see's 1 ip address then the router assigns out private addresses
to your client computers it uses NAT network address trnslation wich is a pretty good firewall
and you wont have to install a firewall on each client..
each computer will be able to access the internet all at the same time and each will have its own private address....
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by:net99online
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then how can i use a single IP connection with a router and the network and does the router or the network needs to have specific features that is present in some products and thers not?
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