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Re: Fwd: Billion 7800N

On 9 August 2011 18:51, Darac Marjal <mailinglist@darac.org.uk> wrote:

Here's your problem. eth0 has no address. The only IPv4 connectivity you
have is to via lo (below). Your computer has no way
to reach so is legitimately returning "Network is

Try the following command:

# ip addr add broadcast dev eth0

and /sbin/ifconfig now looks like this:

Bandit:/home/weaver# /sbin/ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:60:c2:63:46  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::215:60ff:fec2:6346/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:143 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:113 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:21888 (21.3 KiB)  TX bytes:21435 (20.9 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:12246 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12246 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:955628 (933.2 KiB)  TX bytes:955628 (933.2 KiB)

then point your web browser to "".

With two separate browsers, the same message - "Network is unreachable"
Restarted the modem, same result.
As Camaléon and
others have pointed out, you need to have an address on the same subnet
as your router to be able to talk to it. Often, this is done with DHCP,
but you may not have that set up if you've previously configured the

This is brand new.
The second one after I took the first one back, thinking it had a firmware problem. 

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