Configuring Cisco 831 for Cable Internet Access on My LAN
I have a Cisco 831 router my employer lent me to play around with.
I also have a LinkSys E4500 wireless router but for the moment I'd like to leave this out of the picture entirely just to say I configured a Cisco router via command line and got my Internet working.
What I don't understand is why there are two Ethernet ports showing:
I'm assuming one of these is the WAN that needs to be configured for DHCP as I'm on a Cable Internet connection but I'm not sure which one. Is 0 for the internal LAN and 1 for the WAN?
If so then I would do something like
ip address 10.0.0.1 255.255.255.0
ip address dhcp
I'm probably missing quite a bit.
Would NAT be enabled by default?
I heard something about the following two commands:
ip nat inside
ip nat outside
Are these at all relevant to what I need to do?
I've got a couple of desktops that I'd like to plug into the LAN ports and give Internet access to.
Thanks in advance for your help,