Windows refugee questions...
David B Teague
davidbteague at verizon.net
Thu Dec 28 22:30:21 UTC 2006
> David B Teague wrote:
>> 3) What do I tell the Ubuntu installation about my IP number? <SNIP>
> 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?
> Using DHCP the internet device (router, say) allocates an IP number to
> your PC.
> 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.
I think I understand, and I believe my Windows PC gets its IP number for
my home network from the Westel Modem/Router via DHCP (The current
local network IP number is 18.104.22.168) and I recall that the router
does address translation between the net and my machine. I have not
thought network things in a long time.
So I install Ubuntu and specify DHCP instead of providing an IP number
and the modem will provide the IP number?
Many thanks to all who replied to my inquiry.
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