Re: Need help setting up a home LAN
On 02/05/11 09:35, Paul E Condon wrote:
Anyway, I can't have a router that can have its administrative interface
shutdown without warning in the middle of the night. I'll have to
solve that before I can respond to your suggestions.
a Netgear DG834 for some time, and I've never had any trouble (once I'd told NoScript) in seeing it. That's
usually from Sid, which presumably has a more recent IW, but I suspect that 'version 4' without further
qualification refers to Netscape4 and IE4, which were contemporary and may have been the first to use JS. They
were certainly the first to use many current HTML features.
My DG834 says this without JS (latest FF 3.6.17 on XP, JS disabled):
But my firmware is late 2009, there may be a different message by now. Oh, and reboot it if you haven't
already. This level of router isn't as resilient as it might be, and I've known routers (not certain if this
one is one of them) to get scrambled and respond to pings but not anything more complicated. Big Red Switch time.
The DG834 can certainly do DHCP reservations, though I'm not sure about it accepting a hostname in a DHCP
request. It might, but that depends on whether it has DNS-DHCP integration, which might have been left out of
this kind of product. I have a Debian server with linked DHCP and DNS, so I don't use the router for either,
but that is a bit of a drastic solution to this problem if you have no other use for a server. It's BIND9, by
the way, not something you would casually put on a workstation, but there may be simpler packages as you suggest.
I suppose this is not the time to point out that you should have kept a record of the old router setup, but at
least when you have this one working, you can backup its configuration. What is saved is nearly a text file,
so it should be possible to work out what is going on from it.