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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

WAN IP Address: Dynamic IP Account

Again if you are configuring this with the wizard, you should see the information as in fig. 2.36

Fig 2.36
Fig. 2.36

The wizard will instruct the router to determine the connection type if you answer yes to the question. However if you are doing this manually, you will still get to the following option. Enter all the required information.

Fig 2.37
Fig. 2.37

For a Dynamic configuration enter the following:

  • Enter the account name
  • Enter the Domain name, necessary to access the ISP's services such as mail. If you leave this option blank, the router will attempt to obtain it from the ISP automatically. If you are having problem getting your emails, this field must be entered manually.
  • Domain Name Server (DNS) you will assign this only if your ISP is not transmitting it automatically. Remember this is Dynamic so you should get it automatically.
  • Mac Address: Leave as default.
  • Click on Apply.

Test your connection

Fig 2.38
Fig. 2.38

On the LAN IP, it may be already pre-configured with a range of IP addresses. You can change these settings according to your needs.

Look at figure 2.38, it shows the current status of the router assigning IP addresses to the clients in the LAN. It is running as a DHCP Server, the subnet being used here will assign up to 254 hosts in the local area network. You can change the LAN IP addresses to assign a range of IP address that you require.