Found on http://www.undercoverdesign.com/dosghost/forum/mesg/194.htm and thought it was worth re-posting here:
Posted by Svend Broholm (18.104.22.168) on October 04, 2003 at 12:56:35 GMT-620:
In Reply to: Re: ADSL conecction to web - It's possible on DOS posted by Charles Angelich on April 21, 2003 at 16:08:30 GMT-620:
Yes - I have done it ! Connecting Arachne 1.70 + PCI ethernet card + *straight* cable to router connected to the ADSL modem. No more hardware is required.
Software: Booting with just ordinary content in CONFIG.SYS and AUtoexec.bat - no lan commands. Find the correct DOS packet driver for your ethernetcard. Use google. I found mine at http://www.crynwr.com/drivers/
After an ordinary boot (only usual commands in CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT - no LAN commands) I loaded my packet driver by following command line:E100BPKT 0x60 16
where 0x60 defines the interrupt nr. and 16 is a number for the PCI-port. Both values are stated in the README-file.
I did not have to make inspection of any configuration details in the router manual.
After installing Arachne, my ethernet card with packetdriver was recognised automatic by Arachne during setup. I made only one configuration: Enabled BOOTP/DHCP in Arachne in a menu "below ethernet card".
And that was all folks: Bytes were rushing in a 256 kBits/sec.