Internet and Router

Complete

OSNN Addict
Joined
25 Aug 2005
Messages
94
If I am setting up a Ubuntu system that is connected to the internet via a router, do I have to set up the network proxy preferences by hand? Is the HTTP proxy the same thing as the http address of the router?
 

JPRuss

OSNN Addict
Joined
5 May 2008
Messages
77
well, it somwhat depends on how your router works,

But for most off the shelf routers, they use something called "NAT" network address translation. There is no need to configure a proxy server.

The router will have a private IP Address that it will assign to your machine with DHCP which will include the proper routing and DNS settings (same way for Windoze as Ubuntu, and you're all set)

I have been using Ubuntu behind a router for years, no need to configure any proxy stuff.

If you want a proxy server, you can configure it that way too, but not really necessary.

Hope this helps.
 

Complete

OSNN Addict
Joined
25 Aug 2005
Messages
94
It was a bad internet cable.
When I replaced it, everything worked.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!

Forum statistics

Threads
61,999
Messages
673,424
Members
5,592
Latest member
Rhilani