basic question about assigning ip address
jjrboucher at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 18:46:07 UTC 2007
> [Warning: second question attached :-) ]
> Thanks for all the help and advice - sorry, I could have described the
> I used to have a Linksys WRT54GX4, which was great until it stopped
> working, and I had to spend hours on the phone with customer service
> reps dumber than me, and the RMA replacement arrived DOA. The Linksys
> had the ability to function as a switch (wrong word?) - that is, it
> would pass traffic straight through to two machines on my internal
> network, both of which had static, public IP addresses - one, the
> server, connected via CAT5, and the other, a Windows laptop, connected
If your machines had static, PUBLIC
> Because of the customer-services & quality-control issues Linksys was
> having, I tried switching to a Zyxel X-550 wireless router.
> Unfortunately it does not seem to have the ability to cope properly with
> public IP addresses on my internal network.
> So I thought that if it were an simple matter to configure my Linux
> server in the way I've described, it would make the (temporary) process
> of fiddling around with various bits of networking equipment easier.
> So, all that being said, do you have any technical recommendations?
> Hope I have adequately described the problem...
> Thanks -
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