Re: Linksys Router Setup Failure - Fixed
The victory is not particularly satisfying as I don't know how we
fixed the problem.
On the plus side,the Linksys tech support was alway immediately
reachable and worked tirelessly in four long phone sessions to find and
fix the problem. On the negative side I had to do all this on my
grandson's laptop running Windows XP Pro. I am sure I had already tried
everything the tech support people suggested. One of those actions must
have been correct but required a reboot although there was no message to
While it is frustrating not to know what fixed the problem it may
never come up again as this was a one time setup which should remain in
effect until setup is run again.
Finally, I really suspect that there has been a security change which
prevented me from doing this running Linux. Specifically, reaching the
setup page requires a DHCP setup. Our LAN normally uses fixed IP
addresses. When I changed one system to DHCP a link came up immediately
but still when the IP address of the setup page was entered in Mozilla
there was an immediate message that the connection was refused. Another
indication of this problem came this morning when I tried to re-setup
the Belkin UPS. This must be done as root but in a display. Using xdm
and icewm I would open a terminal, su root, open the display and make
the necessary changes. I can no longer open the display.