[Novalug] Will I need a new router?
franklin at elfie.org
Mon Jan 18 05:02:27 EST 2010
On Jan 17, 2010, at 11:22 PM, cmhowe at patriot.net wrote:
> But I did wind up buying a Linksys WRT54G2. Does anyone know how to
> install my internet service provider's DNS in said WRT54G2 router?
When the router gets an IP from the ISP, it should also get the DNS entries. This is supported by the DHCP protocol the router uses to get the IP. In know configuring the DNS entries is supported in a different Linksys routers I own, so I would be very surprised to find yours does not support it. Are you having problems with the router?
I know that cable modems typically only allow one device to connect to it. It does this by memorizing the hardware address of the first device to ask it for an IP. You can get a cable modem to forget the hardware address by removing power from it entirely, waiting a couple seconds, and plugging it back in. I'm not sure if your DSL modem requires this, but it would be the first thing to try if you have problems with the new router connecting out.
A bit of trivia: the hardware address is often called the MAC address or Media Access Control address, a term which has no relation to the line of computers from Apple.
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