[Lvlug] Trouble with new wireless router...
mstanley at technologist.com
Mon Sep 26 20:22:09 EDT 2005
On Monday 26 September 2005 08:16 pm, Jason Powlette wrote:
> I'm using DHCP...
That makes it a little easier from the WAN side then.
First a note: If the web page interface for your router doesn't seem to work
the problem is most likely your web browser. That one burned me more than a
few times before I learned to watch for it. If you make a change and it
> Eventually, I want to set up the thing to accept both my SuSE Linux Dell
> c640 with it's 802.11g pcmcia card, and my GF's laptop's wireless card.
The WRTG should have 4 ports on the back for wired connections and the
wireless will allow up to 254 simultaneous connections. Will that be
> Would I be better off just buying an ethernet hub to connect both my
> main desktop and the wireless router to that???
No. Let me take you through setting this up and you will learn something
about home networking. I help the network challenged with these things all
For now I need you to set the unit back to factory settings so we are both on
the same page. You can do that by powering the router up and then inserting a
toothpick into the small hole at the back. It is a recessed pushbutton. Hold
it down for 20 seconds and then let go. You could also reset it from the
built-in web page under Administration if you can get to it with your
Once you've done that power it off, plug in the internet connection (WAN) AND
NOTHING ELSE. Then power it up. Pick one computer for now to use while we
go through this and set it to get it's IP address automatically from DHCP.
Plug in an ethernet cable between the computer and one of the router's 4
other ports. Later on we'll teach you how to reinitialize your Linux network
settings without rebooting but for now just reboot the machine.
I know I may have said some things that you may not understand. If that is the
case just ask me to clarify.
P.S. Just a gentle reminder to either intermix your replies like I just did
or enter them at the bottom of the post. Putting answers at the top makes it
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our mailing list and you'll see what I mean.
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