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I am currently using BT Yahoo! Broadband (1MB) and am using a 2wire 1800HG HomePortal/OfficePortal router which is connected to my computer over ethernet on eth0. My network adapter is an 'ULi PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter'. I am also currently using FC4.
Both my network adapter and router are detected fine in FC4, the problem comes when FC4 tries to get my IP, DNS numbers and information via DHCP.. it just times out so the connection cannot activated. Since this has happened I have manually entered the IP numbers that the router has assigned my computer, the subnet mask and the default gateway aswell as the primary and secondart DNS servers my computer is running. I try to activate the connection and success, it activates.. but still, I can't access the internet over Konqueror or Firefox or IRC or gAIM or anything I try.
I recently read that the 2wire router can be accessed using its IP address aswell as managed and setup, but whenever I try this I get the connection refused which indicates that the router indeed is online, detected and activated so it's probably my routers firewall stopping any access from FC4, I don't understand why it should though since I've already entered in my computers DHCP assigned IP address, gateway and subnet.
What I want to know is exactly what information I need to get this router working and internet enabled on FC4. I don't want to disable my firewall yet because I don't want to take any needless risks, so short of going postal on my current router and buying something from Netgear or D-Link, can anyone please, please get me out of this giant mess?
There can only be two reasons why you are not able to connect to your router
1. Your cable is messed up (which means that you are unable to connect to your router physically!)
2. You have the router URL wrong.
Make absolutely sure that you have a valid connection. If everythings okay (the lights are blinking, FC4 tells you that the adapter is activated etc), type the URL. You must be configured on 192.168.x.x or 172.16.x.x. If you have a 2Wire router and you did not change the IP configurations earlier, you should be able to connect via 172.16.0.1
Hope you are not using the USB NDIS adapter ...
If both dont work, reset your router (80% of problems get solved this way in WIndows)
It's not any of the two reasons you outline. I can connect to my router just fine and access the internet when I boot up in Windows from all networked computers and the router URL is fine since it works in Windows too but that shouldn't matter since I am using both the URL and the IP of the router.
No, I am using the USB NDIS adapter, I'm using eth0, of this I am certain. Lastly I have tried to reset the router before but I still get a 'Connection Refused' response. As I said earlier this indicates that there is something definately there but I am being blocked from accessing it.