Re: Need help setting up a home LAN
On 20110502_111609, Camaleón wrote:
> On Mon, 02 May 2011 02:35:54 -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > The web interface on the router no longer works with iceweasel. It did
> > work fine a few hours ago but now I can only get a one line message
> > (folded here for email): "Please upgrade to a version 4 or higher
> > browser so that you can use this setup tool (and see lots of great sites
> > on the Internet!) " Iceweasel in Squeeze seems to be version 3.5.18 of
> > Firefox. I find it scary that they can know that and shut be down late a
> > night for a violation of their vision of their own importance.
> because most of the embedded web servers on those devices just serve very
> basic html formatted pages so there is no need to force the user to
> upgrade the browser in order he can operate with it :-/
> Most sure you can also manage the router via telnet but on these days
> that should not be needed at all.
> > 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.
> I was going to suggest that (first solve the router's management
> issue) :-)
It is crazy to write such misleading error messages. I did, in fact,
try to shut down all extraneous features in the hope of getting
more stable behaviour. After I posted to this list, I downloaded
Firefox 4.0.1, and tried with it and still got the same message.
(The downloaded 4.0.1 found my .mozilla files and helpfully kept
Now that I have it working, I'm still annoyed that such a verbose
nonsense about great sites on the Internet! I use the Internet to try
to figure out where the next terrorist attack might come so that I
have a greater chance of being elsewhere. That is a major part of
being an informed citizen in the modern world, isn't it?
It is a very fancy user interface. Several independently scrollable
windows full of cryptic and misleading marketinggeek-speak. I think
discovery of the ISP connection and it seemed to work, but the
where I could examine the actual config. Then I discovered that
the autoconfig had given me a config that was simply wrong for my
ISP. Things settled down a lot after I put the correct magic
numbers into tables.
Thanks, Joe. You stopped my descent into madness.
Paul E Condon