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Old 07-27-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question How to get computer and wired Linksys BEFSR41 router to work and play well together


My Debian machine was connecting to the internet nicely. Then my connection went down. I called Knology (my ISP), something happened and now only my XP computer connects to the internet.

Thanks for the advice

Ginny

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Old 07-27-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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Are all of your network settings still valid?

Does the Debian PC still get an IP address if so configured for DHCP? Can you ping the router from the Deb box? Do the link lights show an active connection and blink when trying to talk to the router? Can the Deb PC ping the XP PC and vice versa?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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michael k,


thanks for the quick response.

The link lights show an active connection and blink when trying to talk to the router when utilizing the XP machine but not when tring to access the internet via the Debian PC.

Could not try your other diagnostics secondary to my low position on the learning curve. So:

How do I check that the Debian PC still get an IP address.

and check it is configured for DHCP?

and ping the router from the Deb box? Do ?

Finally, how do I check that Deb PC can ping the XP PC and vice versa?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 11:53 AM   #4
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I'd try low-tech first - check your connection (wire) between the PC and the router. make sure both ends are plugged in.

There have been times with my Linksys router when it did not show any lights, and I had to shut down the PCs, router, and cable modem (in that order) and turn them on again in the opposite order (modem, router, PCs)

The router also has a reset button you might try.

D.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for your suggestions dadepfan. Tried resetig the router and tested the cables by switching the XP and Deb cabeling (sp?). No joy there.

GOOD NEWS. Joy has arrived. I put the DNS of my ISP into the address bar of the Deb machine, the web site of the ISP popped up and the Deb machine started doing DNS resolution. I don't know why it worked but it did.

Thanks to all,

Ginny
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ginnytwo
I don't know why it worked but it did.
LOL! Those, of course, are the best kind of fixes of all!

D.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 02:40 PM   #7
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I have one of these. I have been fighting with it for about 12 hours staight trying to well that is a DDNS issue. Remember when fiddeling with these that you have to plug the PC you are working from into port 2 to http://192.168.1.1 to enter the setup. If this doesn't work reset it with the power on and then try it. If you have upgraded the firmwear you MUST reset it before you will be able to get into the setup and your password will be reset by the firm upgrade anyway. Then you can log in as admin with admin for the password. You will have factory defaults and be able to set password. This is very important as if you don't any moron can hack your router. That is "Very bad" as they say in the biz. Make sure that you get the right ver of the firmwear upgrade! There are about 3 or 4 rev's of this router and the wrong one might turn it into a $50 paperweight.

Happy hunting.
--ztg--
has anyone seen my ping? I know I left it here somewhere...
 
  


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