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Old 02-12-2007, 06:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Modem/Router?

I am trying to set up my new Netware Modem/Router on MandrakeLinux 10.1 not having much success, can anyone advise if I need to download a Linux driver for this hardward. Your help will be much appreciated.

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Can you post a model number?

In my previous experiences with home routers, you just have to type the routers IP address into the address bar of your web browser. Then you'll get a nice graphical configuration page.
Old 02-12-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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On my Westell Router I put this into Firefox's URL bar:

enter my password

Get a nice graphical setup screen to enable/disable wireless, see firewall info, see users connected....
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You never need any additional software to use a router. Many routers run on linux themselves.
Try typing in your web browser. This is where the router usually is. Most routers will give you a nice graphical interface right there. If you're especially unlucky, you have to log in through telnet.
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If you're running gnome, you should get a nice graphical tool if you run "network-admin".
Then you just edit the preferences of your ethernet card, and set it to dhcp, and restart it. Usually you're done at that point. You can then run ifconfig, to see if you got an ip. ping to see if you can reach the router. And if that works, you should be ready to go.
Your router might deny services, but that should be pretty straight-forward too, if you have the password.


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