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Old 03-30-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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Home network using linksys router -- DHCP server?


I am wondering if there is a front end to using the Linksys router as a server...am a newbie to this..i've searched LQ and google....is there an NOS that i can use that utilizes this as a server...or am i completely off base?

please help me...or admonish me...lol

thankx in advance
Tom
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:35 PM   #2
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If you're talking about using your router as a DHCP server, it should already be set up as one. As to configuring it, try going to http://192.168.1.1 in your browser. This will open up your router's configuration screen.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:52 PM   #3
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thank you...was just what i was looking for...but when i entered the ip address...i was asked for a user name and password....both my root and user names and passwords came up with a 401 error...saying that either the passwords were incorrect or the browser wasn't handling it correctly...tried it over and over..do you know what i'm doing wrong? using Konqueror as the browser...

Thanks in advance
Tom
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:19 AM   #4
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You don't use your system passwords or user names to log on to the router. You have to use the password that was setup when you installed the router.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 06:28 AM   #5
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That's a problem...during the lan configure ...and the install wizard in Mandrake 9.2...no username or password was asked for....i just repeated the process...and i verified that....

did i miss something?...router and cable modem are working great.....where did i go wrong???....should i have installed from the terminal, instead of using the wizard?....

Thanks in advance
Tom
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:31 AM   #6
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It sounds like everything is working and doesn't appear you missed anything.

You do not need a username, password to access cable internet.

The router only uses a password only to secure its configuration settings and of course this is independent of the linux username, password. You should of also received an email username, password and the email server info from your ISP.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:55 AM   #7
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Depending on the type of Lynksys router you have it already has dhcp enabled. Just hook up all the computers and go.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 11:05 AM   #8
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Linksys routers do not use usernames to access their configuration. The default password should be written in your router's manual. It should also be changed as soon as possible to provide added security.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:17 PM   #9
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If I remember correctly the password is admin, and you should change it .
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:14 PM   #10
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BINGO....admin worked....once again LQ and its members solved my problem....thank you so much....

Tom
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:00 PM   #11
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You should change that password immediately.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:23 PM   #12
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if you change the password and forget it... there is a reset button.. hold it until the diag light "lights up"... it will reset the settings to default
(for next time)...
 
Old 04-02-2004, 12:32 AM   #13
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Thanks guys....i changed the password right after i posted last time...i don't take good advice lightly....lol

Thanks again
Tom

p.s. TuxGuy....it's like u know me personally...lol....i'm gonna keep that hint handy....might store it in the same place i wrote the password.....:-)

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