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3 pcs ,hub, adsl modem and DNS

By koko122333 ·
Can some one please help me understand the following configuration
3 pcs + 1 ADSL modem (alcatel) all connected to a HUB. 2 pcs
running XP 1 pc W98. on each pc the DNS is set to
and every one is able to brows the internet
how this configuration is working?
And what is this DNS (I am not looking for the meaning of DNS)
Thank you very much in advance

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by RCOM In reply to 3 pcs ,hub, adsl modem an ...

The PCs are accessing the internet through the ADSL modem via the connection through the hub.
The ADSL modem is the gateway allowing the PCs to connect to the Internet. And more than likely provides DHCP services to assign TCPIP addresses to the PCs. For WinXP if you click start then, run and type in "cmd" it will bring up a DOS prompt. Type in "ipconfig" and hit enter. This will show all the information about the TCPIP connections. For win98 use run, then type in winipcfg and in the window that shows the adapters if it's not showing change to the

The DNS address is provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and is Server where the username/password is authenticated and where the PCs are allowed to connect to the world wide web.

In your case the DNS address points to a server with the following provider; The server is located in Haifa, Israel.

Anything else?

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