DSL Modem Internet Connection Details

This section provides a tutorial example of how to view and change configuration details of the PPP network that connects the DSL modem to the DSL server at the telephone company.

As mentioned in the previous section, the gateway modem controls two networks: the PPP network and the home network. The PPP network connects the DSL modem to the DSL server at the telephone company. The "Internet Connection" area of the modem configuration represents the PPP network settings. So let's review the "Internet Connection" area first:

1. Open a Web browser and enter this address: http://192.168.2.1/. The configuration main page shows up.

2. Click the "Internet Connection" icon on top of the page. The Internet connection summary page shows up.

3. Click the "Details" menu entry. The Internet connection details page shows up:
DSL Modem Internet Connection Details

4. Review the Internet connection details and status:

Connection Type:                 PPPoE
User ID (b1xxxxxx):              b1xxxxxx
Internet Address:                65.93.4.116
Subnet Mask:                     255.255.255.255
Default Gateway:                 64.230.197.72
Primary Domain Name Server:      207.164.234.129
Secondary Domain Name Server:    207.164.234.193
Domain:                         
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU): 1492
Gateway Ping:                    Successful
DNS Communication:               Successful
Configuration Server Post:       Successful

All default settings are working perfectly. If you want to change any setting, you need to click the "Advanced Settings" menu entry.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

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 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

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 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Wireless DSL Modem Gateway - Connection View

 Wireless DSL Modem Gateway - Network View

 DSL Modem Connection and DSL Filters

 Connecting a Computer to the DSL Modem with a Cable

 Home Network Modem Gateway Configuration

DSL Modem Internet Connection Details

 Home Network Configuration Summary

 Home Network Wireless Connection Settings

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

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 Java on Windows

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