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Old 01-27-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
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Debian bound to IP address when connected to D-link wireless router

I'm attempting to set up a wireless network in my apartment. But for now, I can't get my debian-running Dell Inspiron to connect to the web when hard-wired to the router. It's a D-Link router wireless router and it's working just fine with the windows box my brother uses, but not with my laptop. When I run 'dhclient eth0' in a console, I get

DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168..0.1
bound to -- renewal in 43200 seconds.

which is the router's address or an address internal to my computer? Either way it's not the internet. Attempting to navigate to in a browser gets me a page with nothing but" @." on it instead of the set-up page I'm supposed to get so I can talk to the router.

Anyone have any ideas how to un-bind a computer from an IP address? I'm sure it's possible, I'm just a total novice.

Old 01-27-2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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Ip's are provided by the router through dhcp. They are given on a first come, first serve basis. It is possible to turn off dhcp and use static ip addressing. Try or as the address in your browser. It seems is the address given to your box by the router.
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As I said, navigating to in a browser gets me "@." But that's the address given in the router's documentation to go to to gtet a set-up page for communicating with the router. And I don't think it is possible to use a static IP with a cable modem from Time Warner, even if I knew how to turn off dhcp. Or what dhcp was, for that matter.

The router documentation says that navigating to will work in any current browser, like the current versions of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. But the router obviously doesn't expect Linux. Are there browsers that perhaps work more like explorer or netscape than Mozilla does?
Old 01-28-2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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i have a linksys which uses and opens in all browsers. Anyway, is a broadcast, and it gets a response from the router at and the box at Are you both using the router when you did the broadcast? If so there should be two address, not one, I would think.

Oh yeah, and my router came with a setup disc although I know it wasn't necessary, it just gave me a walkthrough. Maybe your router has something similiar?

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