linksys wrt54g and Verizon DSL using Alvarion IDU

Joseph mangg at
Tue Oct 9 13:44:08 UTC 2007

Hello Larry,David

  David is correct in saying it is most probably looking for the MAC of the workstation.  This is easily remedied by using the MAC address clone feature in the WRT54G.  Remember to restart the modem and then the router and then do renew your local LAN IP with dhclient or KNetworkManager so you get a new LAN IP address.  

  Also please note if you have a WRT54G you may be able to replace the firmware with some great open source software.  Check out DD-Wrt and Open-Wrt.

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Thanks and have a great day,

Message: 2
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 07:43:53 -0400
From: David McGlone <david.mcglone at>
Subject: Re: linksys wrt54g and Verizon DSL using Alvarion IDU
To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>
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On Tuesday 09 October 2007 12:59:50 am larryhartman50 at
> Hi folks just moved from South Carolina to California.
> This post is way off topic, but could use some serious help.  I used
> Bellsouth DSL with a Westell Modem in SC hooked into my linksys
> wireless router, now am in a neighborhood with homes all prewired
> Verizon DSL using a Alvarion IDU.  Verizon requires authentication
 with MAC
> addresses.  I have been able to access internet with a single machine
> can not access with my linksys wrt54g router.  I have tried DHCP,
 DHCP with
> MAC clone, PPOE, PPOE with MAC clone and several other permutations.
> ready to pull my short hair out!  Did a Google search for this
> configuration and could not come up with any solutions as to why I
 can not
> get internet over my wireless router.  Of course Verizon isn't too
 quick to
> supply answers either.
> Does anyone have pointers?

What I'm thinking is since you connected successfully with a standalone
workstation, your service is looking for the MAC address of that first 
workstation you connected to Verizon with and since your router has
 it's own 
MAC address, the router is not able to connect because it doesn't have
same MAC that Verizon is looking for that matches the first computer.

I would look in the configurations on the modem that Verizon provided
 for you, 
for the MAC address of that first computer you connected with and
 change it 
to match your router.

Another possibility is if your modem has this feature, you can
reset it by holding in the reset button for 10 seconds or so and it
reset the modem back to the factory defaults, then connect with your
and set up your connection and finally add your computers to the
 router. This 
way your router is looking for the MAC of your router and not your

David M.

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that has to put in their .02 cents
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