Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Fri Jan 16 16:21:13 UTC 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:
> The webconfigurator page of the router which I use to connect my
> computers to the ISP, reveals the following "Default Gateway":
>  See list below. Could this be the 'gateway'
> information we are looking for?
No, this is not your internal default gateway.

This most probably is the default gateway of your router, i.e. the next 
computer, located at your isp, that your router connects to when looking 
for internet.

> The  name of the device is 'Zyxel Prestige 2000 series'. It is a
> router which is the connection between my ISP and my computers. The
> router has 4 access points for RJ-45 connectors and cables.  The 'Web
> configurator' of this modem reveals the following technical basic
> information:
> System Status
> System Name: adsl-modem
> ZyNOS F/W Version: V3.40(MU.3)D0 | 05/04/2005
> DSL FW Version:TI AR7
> Standard:ADSL_G.dmt
> WAN Information
> IP Address:
> IP Subnet Mask:
> Default Gateway:
> VPI/VCI:0/ 34
> LAN Information
> MAC Address:00:13:49:1c:ec:0a
> IP Address:

This is the internal (=LAN) address of your router, so THIS is the 
default gateway for all the computers that are connected via your 4 
RJ-45 connectors.

> IP Subnet Mask:
> DHCP: Server
> DHCP Start IP:
> DHCP Pool Size: 32
> DHCP Table
> ========
> Host Name: Viaconsensus1
> IP Address:
> MAC Address: 00-13-D3-90-EE-C2

This is the IP Adress of your desktop (which the machine got via dhcp 
and its MAC Address.


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