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Old 09-18-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
mdmgreen
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configuring Dlink DSL-500T


I have this ADSL router for 3 years and it always worked together with wireless router LinkSys WRT54G. The LinkSys died and now the modem doesn't work on Linux anymore. It still works on my laptop which runs windows though.

Using Yast2, I set the network card (eth0) to dynamic Address (DHCP), no gateway, no routing. But, I cannot even ping the address of the modem 192.168.1.1

Does anyone know how to configure the network card to work with this modem? Do I need to specify a gateway and routes?

I'm using OpenSuse 11.1

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Assumption: you are plugging a computer now directly into the modem.

*Is* the local address of the modem 192.168.1.1? I doubt it; mine isn't. That looks like the stock address for a residential router. Regardless, I think the modem is probably your "gateway" to the internet, isn't it?

Recommended solution: Turn on DHPC and let the modem tell you what's what (I see you have done this.) Don't set anything static-ly, for now. Also, try powercycling the modem when it is plugged into the linux host. Part of the bootup sequence should be to assign the host an IP via DHCP.

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Old 09-19-2009, 12:43 AM   #3
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Yes, I'm plugging the computer directly to the modem. The modem is web-based and it's called by 192.168.1.1. In windows, I set it to have dynamic IP address to the ISP. I assume this is a gateway mode??

After ifdown, I did ifup eth0 and got 'DHCP running in the background' message. I also run dhcpd and got 'err, eth0: timed out'. Sorry I can't copy and paste the whole error messages here because it's in my linux machine which is another computer.

I had Dlink DSL-302D before and it worked fine with statically set IP (subnet mask, DNS, and default gateway as the modem). I tried that way too but it also doesn't work on DSL-500T. What do I do wrong?

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