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Old 06-06-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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router for linux


can anyone recommend a wireless router I am with orange france and there livebox router will not work with linux.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:32 AM   #2
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I've owned a Linksys router for a few years now. Its very reliable and works with any OS.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 06:31 AM   #3
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what is so special about this router that it does not work with linux? in the end it's just tcp/ip.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 07:57 AM   #4
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what is so special about this router that it does not work with linux? in the end it's just tcp/ip.
Right--routers do not care what kind of system they are connected to. Please describe the configuration and the problem you are having.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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get a linksys (or a real Cisco) if you do get linksys buy the wtg54gl (linux version) and install tomato on it.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 09:19 AM   #6
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sorry my mistake about routers the wep key that came with the live box will not work with linux,so I suppose what I should have asked it what wep key would work with linux.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 09:28 AM   #7
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sorry my mistake about routers the wep key that came with the live box will not work with linux,so I suppose what I should have asked it what wep key would work with linux.
WEP keys (or WPA) do not care about what OS your are using.

You simply have to use the same key on both ends. The various GUI network tools allow you to set the essid, wep key, etc. but be aware that there are some inconsistencies in syntax. In some cases, an ascii key---eg mykey---must be entered as "s:mykey".

For better help, tell us what version of Linux, what networking tools, and other details.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 05:41 AM   #8
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thanks pixenally for your reply would it be possible to walk me through the set up of the wep key I have tried using the disc provided by orange.fr but it is for windows only.
I also purchased a wireless card but foolishly I didn't check to see if it was linux ready so that is reduntant now.
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Usually the WEP keys printed or stuck somewhere on the modem/router so you should not need to use the Windows disc for setup. As for wireoess cards, if its an option, look for ralink based cards e.g. those from Edimax. Most will work out of the box with Linux.
 
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thanks pixenally for your reply would it be possible to walk me through the set up of the wep key I have tried using the disc provided by orange.fr but it is for windows only.
I also purchased a wireless card but foolishly I didn't check to see if it was linux ready so that is reduntant now.
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Typically, you would set up the router by accessing it's setup page using 192.168.1.1 in a browser. If wireless is not working, then connect with a regular ethernet cable to do the setup.
 
  


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