On 08/09/2010 06:28 PM, Gerhard Magnus wrote: > I'm at my wits end trying to solve what I keep thinking is a simple > problem. > > My old DSL modem doesn't have a wireless interface. It's connected to a > router (the LAN gateway) which then has ethernet connections to my > boxes. All of these computers use static IP addresses. The DSL modem is > assigned a dynamic IP address by my ISP. > > I recently added a DIR-615 D-Link wireless router which connects to the > gateway router. I also have a netbook which I first configured with a > static IP address and the IP address of the gateway router. This worked > fine -- but, of course, I mostly use the netbook away from home, so I > reconfigured it to accept a dynamic IP address from whatever Starbucks > wireless network I'm connected to. > > So now the netbook works fine, as long as I'm NOT connected to my own > LAN. When I'm at home connected to my LAN on the netbook I can get to > all the local computers fine -- but I can't reach the Internet. > > The wireless router has an Internet --> WAN page in its setup that > includes a choice of Internet Connection Types: (1) Dynamic IP (DHCP), > which I can't use since the DSL modem has already taken the one IP > address assigned by my ISP; > (2) Static IP; (3) PPPoE; (4) PPTP; and (5) L2TP > > Will any of these work? I'd appreciate some advice before I rush in and > start changing things without knowing what I'm doing... > Normally, the router does NAT, so you can use DHCP on the LAN side, regardless of what the WAN side uses. The D-link acts as a DHCP server. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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