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Old 12-02-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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are there problems with D-Link and Linux?

I was looking at buying a D-Link router because of their cost and features, but I just wanted to see if anybody found problems accessing the router using web browsers in Linux? I don't know if it is a stupid question, but I didn't want to get stuck with some hardware I can't use either.
Old 12-02-2003, 12:14 PM   #2
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I use a D-Link wireless router without problems. It's a 5 port cat-5 + 802.11b router. I know some people have difficulty with Dlink pcmcia wireless cards, but I don't have one so I can't say for sure. The routers are cool though.
Old 12-02-2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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I have a DI-704P 4-port w/print server. Works great, easy to access. Just point your browser to and you login (first thing you do is change the generic password) and start setting it up the way you want.

Hears something neat I like about it, I have this in my .bashrc file and use it to get the DNS and WAN IP.

function ip() # get IP/DNS addresses 
MY_IP=$(/sbin/ifconfig eth0 | awk '/inet/ { print $2 } ' | sed -e s/addr://)
DLINKSTATUS=`lynx -dump http://jimmyneutron/status.htm`
GATEWAY=$(echo "$DLINKSTATUS"|grep Gateway|sed 's/^.*y //')
WAN=$(echo "$DLINKSTATUS"|grep Address|sed -e'1,3d' -e's/^.*ss //')
DNS1=$(echo "$DLINKSTATUS"|grep Server|sed -e'1d' -e's/^.*er //' \
-e's/,//'|awk '{ print $1 }')
DNS2=$(echo "$DLINKSTATUS"|grep Server|sed -e'1d' -e's/^.*er //' \
-e's/,//'|awk '{print $2 }')

echo "Local IP      = $MY_IP"
echo "WAN IP        = $WAN"
echo "Gateway       = $GATEWAY"
echo "Primary DNS   = $DNS1"
echo "Secondary DNS = $DNS2"
I suppose you can do that with just about any router but I thought it was worth posting. NOTE: jimmyneutron is the router.

$ ip
Local IP      =
WAN IP        =
Gateway       =
Primary DNS   =
Secondary DNS =
Old 12-02-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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i have the DI-604 - no problems.

edit: /bin/bash, that is too slick. just what i needed, too, coincidentally. thx.

Last edited by synaptical; 12-02-2003 at 09:52 PM.
Old 12-02-2003, 10:39 PM   #5
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Question D-link Router

I have a D-link router and wireless connection used on a Windows XP & Linux redhat computers. The windows computer is using the wireless connection and is working great. My linux computer has a D-link card with the RTL8139D chip set. I'm A Real Newbe to Linux and my son hooked up the router and internet connection (using DSL). The linux machine works fine except for the internet connection. It worked one evening and has not worked sense. I had a Intellinet 10/100 card using the RTL8139D card in the machine before changing to the D-link card. both cards installed and were found by linux. When restatting linux I get amessage that the RTL8139D card seems not to be present ! Soooooooooooo


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