In article news:<20081012150338.4a10ad33@bluemoon>, Rob Morley wrote:
> ... they don't care if you use one.
That's good. ... but I'm not going to create waves by telling them!
> ... a normal patch cable for that or a crossover?
> Either should work - ethernet interfaces these days can generally
> figure it out for themselves.
The kit is all fairly new.
> My Virgin connection uses regular ethernet with DHCP, I don't think
> Blueyonder is any different.
I'm not sure what the difference between the setting Linksys call
"DHCP" and the setting they call "PPPoE" is -- TBH I'm surprised that
they're given as alternatives.
They're different things: PPPoE is the packet protocol used to deliver
data and DHCP is the higher-level protocol used by the client to get an
IP address from the server ... I don't understand how they can be
Better download the full manual ...