[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: networking problems withe Linksys router

On Wed, 2002-03-06 at 23:32, Chris Jenks wrote:
> At 10:52 PM 3/6/02, Stephen Ryan wrote:
> >On Wed, 2002-03-06 at 19:50, Chris Jenks wrote:
> > > At 07:35 AM 3/6/02, Paul Mackinney wrote:
> > > >Chris Jenks declaimed:
> > > > > Before I put the router in I had no problem connecting to my 
> > Comcast cable
> > > > > modem from either windows, or linux and even had woody installed. After
> > > > > putting the router in, I can no longer access the anywhere on the 
> > LAN or
> > > > > the Internet from the Linux. When in windows (like right now) I have no
> > > > > problem.
> > > >This sounds like a straight-up Linux IP configuration issue, especially
> > > >if the Linux box can't connect to other devices on your LAN. Or do you
> > > >have a reason for believing otherwise?
> > >
> > > If I swap the Linksys router out with my old hub, I don't have the problem.
> > > If it was a linux IP config issue, it wouldn't work either way. It's
> > > differently
> > > an issue with the cable router (with built in switch). Since other 
> > people are
> > > using the router and not having a problem, I'm thinking it's the MAC 
> > address
> > > cloning.
> >
> >I'm not sure if it's the same problem, but I have the same cable
> >router.  I had no trouble with it while using the wired connections, but
> >had exactly the symptoms you describe with the wireless connection.  A
> >firmware update fixed everything (this was about a week ago).
> Wireless works as advertised. Are you using the MAC Address Cloning feature?

Sorry, I forgot that bit.  No, there was no need.  I had the rest of the
network at home set up before the cable installer guy got here, so the
Linksys MAC address is the only address they have from me.  

At first I thought it was a problem with the DHCP server, because I
wasn't getting an IP address on the Linux side, and I knew the setup was
right, because it works with the wireless network here at work. 
However, I tried setting a fixed IP address and that didn't work,
either, so I was pretty sure that it was a firmware issue with the

Supposing it's not the router's firmware, do you have a DHCP client set
up for Linux, or are / were you using static IP addresses?  Is the
default gateway set correctly?  I suppose the output of 'ifconfig -a'
would be useful, too.

Reply to: