FreeBSD network ISP provider

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Sun Nov 9 02:52:09 PST 2008

Pieter Donche wrote:
> I installed FreeBSD 7.0 already on a system at my office (from CDs)
> and set up internet connection while installing using the office LAN
> (and its DHCP service).
> I installed FreeBSD also on my laptop at home (with no network 
> connection). (with X windows; startx gives me twm ..)
> I want to install KDE3 from /usr/ports/x11/kde3
> Tried as described: # cd /usr:ports/x11:kde3; make install clean
> I had hoped everything necessary would be found in the disk.
> But not: It returns errors because it tried to fetch packages from ftp
> sites ... an soon stops..
> So I still need Internet connection?
> At home, I have an Internet connection via a Broadband Modem and an 
> account at an Internet Service Provider. This was set up in WindowsXP 
> succesfully (with IP 10.0.0.something,
> netmask, no gateway, 2 DNS server IP addresses provided
> by the ISP). When making the connection to my ISP I have to enter my 
> username at the ISP provider (username at PROVIDERNAME) and my password)
> But how do I set up that in FreeBSD ??
> In the Post-installation section during Setup, at the question
> 'Would you like to configure any Ethernet or SLIP/PPP network devides?)
> answering Yes shows the correct on-board netwerk interface (Broadcom 
> BCM570xx PCI Gigabit ethernet card)
> I tried DHCP, but no success (which was to expect)
> Then I get the screen to fill in Host, Domain, Gateway, Name server
> IPv4 address, netmask ...
> What do I have to enter (Name server, netmask I can guess)
> for IP?, host?, domain?
> and where will come in my  username/password for my ISP connection
> Thanks for hints.
> Is there any document describing such a connection?
> pieter
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There is step by step instructions in the installer guide at

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