Windows refugee questions...

ac "aec$news" at
Thu Dec 28 20:01:55 UTC 2006

David B Teague wrote:
> I am a Windows refugee. I used and managed Unix 5.x and Linux in the 



> 3) What do I tell the Ubuntu installation about my IP number? I should 
> be able to query Windows about the IP number it is using. I would guess 
> I can use that. Can someone tell me how to do this? The bootable CD 
> finds the internet automatically.

The bootable CD uses DHCP to get the IP information. When installed 
this is likely to be the default method also.

Do you connect to the internet via an ADSL modem/router with your PC 
connected to the router with an ethernet patch cable?
This is the easiest method, and it sounds a bit like you may be using 
this common method.

Using DHCP the internet device (router, say) allocates an IP number to 
your PC.

If you wish you can choose a particular IP number for the PC (I do 
this usually, and often after the install with DHCP).

Your ISP will allocate an IP number to your connection. Usually this 
may change from time to time, your adsl modem router will take care of 
this. Some ISP accounts allow you to keep a fixed IP address from your 
ISP, these are generally a bit more expensive and more common for 
business use.

The ip adresses of the PCs allocated from your router are likely to 
use addresses similar to

This is not related to the IP address your ISP connects with to your 
modem router, which is a normal full internet IP address.


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