Creating a high-speed connection is similar to connecting a
modem. There are, however, a few additional complications. Ask
your ISP which of the following configurations is appropriate
for your connection.
You may be required to configure your sytem to obtain an
IP address through DHCP. To configure this type of
connection, start the Internet Configuration
Wizard, select Ethernet
Connection, and select DHCP from the
Configure Network Settings screen.
Some DSL providers and most cable modem providers use this
Alternatively, some DSL providers require your system to
use a PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet)
connection. To configure this type of connection, start
the Internet Configuration
Wizard, select xDSL Connection,
and follow the steps in the wizard. If you must supply
a username and password to connect, you are probably
For advanced configuration of client DHCP options such as
protocol timing, lease requirements and requests, dynamic DNS
support, aliases, as well as a wide variety of values to
override, prepend, or append, refer to the
dhclient.conf man pages. You may also
refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide for more information.