[oclug] Router problem
dman at lanhouse.ca
dman at lanhouse.ca
Mon Feb 9 21:20:12 EST 2009
You mentioned a power spike taking out the old modem. Are you sure the
router is still working after the spike?
What were the settings on the directly connected PC (to the modem)? Did
you set it up to run the pppoe (with a login and password)?
The last time you set-up the router, you ran the wizard. What did you
pick the last time it worked? Did you setup the router with pppoe or
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Jacques B. wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Andy Civil <andycivil at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps I'm being too simplistic, but it seems to me that the likely problem
>> is that your modem and your router are both trying to "log in" using the
>> PPP. As far as I know, the "normal" thing is for the router to be
>> responsible for initiating the PPP connection. If you're saying that you can
>> connect using only the modem, then that's wrong, unless you're using some
>> software PPP connection on the computer.
> That could very likely be the problem. Newer modems have a built in
> router if I am not mistaken. Don't forget to rule out a faulty
> cable or port on the router as the possible problem.
> Jacques B.
>> The normal thing would be to connect a computer to the modem, go to its
>> setup page, and set whatever VPI/VCI settings you need, and set it in
>> "bridge mode". This does NOT get you on the Internet :-)
>> Then you put your router in the chain - note that at this point, you cannot
>> "see" the modem any more - the router sees you addressing a 192.168.x.x
>> address, and does not put it to the WAN side. Now you set up the router to
>> make your PPP connection. When all is well, it should tell you that it's
>> connected, and any device on your LAN can connect simply using DHCP. When I
>> recently played with a USB flash install of puppy linux, there was an
>> Internet setup wizard which offered to try to make a connection using "eth0"
>> - which it duly succeeded in doing...
>> Croombe F. Pensom wrote:
>>> Last time I set up my router (a DI-604) I had no trouble at all as it
>>> went smoothly and I got my network up and running in a few minutes. This
>>> time, however, after having had to purchase a new ADSL modem, I'm blowed
>>> if I can get it working. I can get the ADSL working OK on a dedicated
>>> link but, as soon as I try to hook up the router, I can't get anywhere.
>>> I recently forked out $90.00 to someone listed in the yellow pages as
>>> Linux friendly etc., but he was unable to get my router working.
>>> On the face of it, it's very simple as all one has to do is address the
>>> router, go through its setup wizard and, theoretically, it will get set
>>> up in no time. Not now.
>>> Has anyone any clue as to something essential that I am missing out
>>> during the install precess? I can address the router OK on
>>> http://192.168.0.1 as instructed in the manual, but, after that, I can
>>> go through all the setup wizard and it all appears OK but I simply
>>> cannot get onto the Internet. When I try to activate the network, the
>>> system won't let me, even working as super user.
>>> I am now lost as I've spent since February 1st trying to fix this
>>> problem. It all happened after a power spike made my ADSL modem indicate
>>> "ALM". I reset everything, but to no avail. I even did a re-install of
>>> Fedora 10 just in case.
>>> My wife is desperate to get her e-mail and send out data to some
>>> committee members who are waiting for her communication.
>>> If anyone is able either (a) to guide me via instructions via this
>>> e-mail site or (b) by phone or (c) by a short visit to my Bridlewood
>>> home, I should very much appreciate it.
>>> My ADSL modem is a GNet model GBB2060-XI and a similar unit was working
>>> OK before.
>>> Does anyone know if Bell has changed something on their site which
>>> prevents me getting my connection working?
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