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Old 09-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Debian 5 can't connect to internet with AT&T Uverse


Hey all,

I just moved to AT&T Uverse, and now my Debian 5 machine can not connect to the internet at all.

I used to even host a server on my network before the change.

has anyone dealt with linux not connecting to the net after moving to the Uverse router 2wire 3800hgv?
 
Old 09-13-2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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Are you using dhcp or pppoe (or something else)?
What have you tried? What happened?

Evo2.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 12:42 AM   #3
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pulling my hair out...

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Are you using dhcp or pppoe (or something else)?
What have you tried? What happened?

Evo2.
Thank you for your reply.

In the past I had a static IP, I now have tried that and DHCP to no avail.
The linux machine can not be pinged and It can not ping anything outside.

I am not sure even what to try next.

upon checking the settings on the Uverse router I see it says that it's status is "off"

On the Debian start up I see it hunting for DHCP offers and it finally reports it receives none and moves on.
Perhaps Debian is blocking a service of some sort?

Last edited by mtlhd; 09-14-2010 at 12:47 AM. Reason: found out more info...
 
Old 09-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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I am not sure even what to try next.
I'd strongly suggest reading the documentation that came with the router.

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Old 09-15-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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found solution!

Well I figured out how to make Uverse and Linux talk.
The simplicity of it angers me now as I never thought of it until talking with my networker friend.

the 2wire 3800HGV and Linux do not communicate at all.
In fact, the 2 wire sees linux but always sees it as off.

Solution:

Throw a switch between the linux server and the 2 wire router and it will work.
The switch acts as a linux interpreter so to speak.

so, back in business.

Linux triumphs
 
  


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