As to your intention, IP networking is not always zero configuration. There are many instances we must configure the settings.
Some folk maintain that IP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Protocol ) wasn't that great an idea for everyone out there. But it was paid for and free to use so that's how we got here.
Hello to all.
I have a ADSL Broadband service where the telephone line terminates on a Modem. The Modem LAN port (there are 4 of them) has a default address as 192.168.1.1. My computer is connected to one of the LAN ports and I have some knowledge on IP address, Mask, Gateway, DHCP, ...
I have another modem that has a VOIP interface with a VXS port. In addition to configuring the VOIP interface to the VOIP service provider, this unit needs to be configured to link to the Broadband modem. I find that there are 2 parameters that are a must - DNS address and a Gateway address. The Gateway address puzzles me. Unless I give the correct Gateway address, the VOIP service is a no go.
There is a VOIP service provider - "MagicJack" who offers an unit that interfaces with the Broadband Modem without any hitch - just like in a PC where a connection can be made without entering a Gateway address. Even if I change the Modem IP address, it still connects. What's the trick?
My question. Is it possible to connect a Router to the Modem without defining the Gateway IP address?
Intention: Configure the spare VOIP modem to provide the VOIP service on ANY internet connection without re configuration.