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Old 03-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Smile Linux and D-link 655


Can someone please offer advise on how I can have my Linux computer play nicely with my D-link 655? All I want to do is to use a 5e cable plugged into the router and be able to access the Internet and the printer.
D-link comes with Network Magic but that does not seem to like Linux.

Truly frustrated!!



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Old 03-13-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Can someone please offer advise on how I can have my Linux computer play nicely with my D-link 655? All I want to do is to use a 5e cable plugged into the router and be able to access the Internet and the printer.
D-link comes with Network Magic but that does not seem to like Linux.
Well, you don't say what version/distro of Linux, but the router shouldn't have any problems at all, but I suspect it's how you've configured your Linux system.

If your Linux box is configured to use DHCP, AND is set up to activate the interface upon system boot, it'll just come up and work, like any other windows box. If you set your Linux system up to not use DHCP, or to not activate the interface, you'll have problems. You'll also have problems if the interface isn't recognized by Linux.

Tell us what version/distro of Linux you're using, what kind of hardware is on your PC, and what the output of "ifconfig -a" is.
 
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O.K. start with the simple approach. Look at the lights, one on the ethernet card on your system. Is it on? Also look at the router, there are usually a set of lights for each hard wired port. Is the port you are plugged into, is that light on? They should both be on.

If not, you could have a bad cable, try another one. If the lights are still not on, see if your system has activated your ethernet card. Open a konsole, run the command '/sbin/ifconfig'
( without the quotes ). It should list all active interfaces. If it is not active, run the command '/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up' then check out the above.

Post back how far you get. No reason why linux will not work with this router.

Also post what configuration you have set up, both to the router, and your linux system. Also, does any other system work with the router???
 
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Well, you don't say what version/distro of Linux, but the router shouldn't have any problems at all, but I suspect it's how you've configured your Linux system.

If your Linux box is configured to use DHCP, AND is set up to activate the interface upon system boot, it'll just come up and work, like any other windows box. If you set your Linux system up to not use DHCP, or to not activate the interface, you'll have problems. You'll also have problems if the interface isn't recognized by Linux.

Tell us what version/distro of Linux you're using, what kind of hardware is on your PC, and what the output of "ifconfig -a" is.

Thanks for replying...I am still trying to learn my way around Linux...



I have Unbuntu 8.10 intrpid
Kernel Linux 2.6 27.11 generic
Gnome 2.24.1
Process Intel Cel Ez200 1.60

DHCP enabled



eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:1b:bd:7f:16
inet6 addr: fe80::230:1bff:febd:7f16/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:8054 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8871 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:6535548 (6.5 MB) TX bytes:1678665 (1.6 MB)
Interrupt:17

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 B) TX bytes:100 (100.0 B)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 52:7f:5e:ae:75:07
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:209.240.37.130 P-t-P:209.240.47.145 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
RX packets:7950 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8761 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:6467066 (6.4 MB) TX bytes:1482051 (1.4 MB)
 
Old 03-16-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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Cliff,
The router does work (bit flaky) on the wireless side with my sons windows laptop.
Other than that it is driving me nuts.

Jay
 
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From your first post you were trying to get a wired connection eth0 working. Is that correct? Or are you trying the wireless interface?

From post #4, eth0 does not have a IP address. Did you have a look at the basic checks I suggested? A bad cable will give you this result.

Been a while since I used buntu, there should be a configuration gui utility. Have you tried it?

Can you connect to the router with another system and look at the router configuration?

I see an IPv6 address, no IPv4 address.
 
  


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