4.2 Internet Connection Via Network
If your machine is part of a network which is already connected to the
Internet, it is very easy to gain Internet access—just configure your
network card and connect your machine to the existing network and you are
done. This not only applies to large company networks, but to small home
networks as well. Even if the machine you are installing is only connected
to a router (e.g. a DSL router) it is already part of a network.
NOTE: Routing and Name Services
In the following it is assumed that the network is connected to the
Internet and provides routing and name services. In case these services are
provided by a router, make sure the router is configured correctly before
setting up the client.
4.2.1 Checklist Network
If your network provides DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
check the appropriate check box when setting up the network card and you are
done—all parameters needed will be provided by the DHCP server.
In case DHCP is not available, ask your network administrator for the
For configuration details, refer to Section 20.4.1,
Configuring the Network Card with YaST, (↑ Reference ).