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Old 04-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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vmware ubuntu router


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Greetings! This is my first post. I am new to Linux. I have vmware and ubuntu 10.04 running inside a dell latitude Windows XP system. The laptop is attached to a linksys FEBSR81 router. The laptop can see the router (ipconfig) but ubuntu cannot see the router. The IP address of the router is 10.10.10.1 (to avoid conflict with the main router on our LAN at 192.168.1.1). When ifconfig on ubuntu, I see information about eth0 and lo. No eth1. To be sure, I am also new to networking and I do not understand the concept of eth0 and eth1. What are they and how do I set them up? Finally, and this is my main question, I am learning SNMP and that's the reason I installed this router. Can anyone help me set my ubuntu correctly for both eth0 and eth1 and the router.

Many thanks in advance.

Simon
 
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I am new to Linux.
See:
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The laptop can see the router (ipconfig) but ubuntu cannot see the router.
Configure your VMware (product and?) guest for bridge mode as this will allow Vmware server/player/whateverelse to pass DHCP requests through to your Linksys BEFSR81. Restart Vmware server/player/whateverelse (just to be sure) and its guest.


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To be sure, I am also new to networking and I do not understand the concept of eth0 and eth1. What are they and how do I set them up?
Ethernet devices get numbered starting at 0, so the second Ethernet device is eth1. Unless you're forwarding traffic or there's problems loading the generic VMware device drivers you shouldn't need 2 Ethernet devices. When your VMware guest is online try running (and post output of) 'ifconfig -a' to see details. By default it should run a DHCP client (dhclient) and interrogate the router for details like network, DNS servers et cetera. Do see Ubuntu networking documentation for more nfo.


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Finally, and this is my main question, I am learning SNMP and that's the reason I installed this router.
See your Linksys BEFSR81 menu, then documentation or plug "BEFSR81 +SNMP" into your favorite search engine and you'll find a few pointers.
 
  


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