Linksys WRT54G router

Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at
Tue Nov 7 05:04:45 UTC 2006

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Charles Malespin wrote:
>> Charles Malespin wrote:
>>> Hi all.. This may be the wrong place to ask, but Im stuck.  I have a
>>> Linksys WRT54G router that I would like to hook up to my wired desktop
>>> running Breezy so that my macbook can have wireless access..  I cant use
>>> the setup disc because it is an .exe file for windows.  I went to the
>>> online setup(entering in firefox etc)  But I have NO IDEA
>>> what to input or anything like that for the DNS, DHCP etc values.  I
>>> have never set up a wireless network, so I have no clue about this..  I
>>> didnt see any real easy way to just use the default values to just "set
>>> it up" and while Im setting it up I lose internet access for some
>>> reason.  Any help or suggestions would be appreciate(the Linksys people
>>> told me to call the "linux help line" because they dont support linux,
>>> so they are obviously no use).  Thanks, 
>>> CM
>> The defaults really should work for you I would think - are you trying
>> to do anything special?  (I use third-party firmware on mine, so I won't
>> be much help for the interface.)
> Hi, thanks for the quick replies..  I am not trying to do anything
> special.  But I dont know where to get my MAC address, etc.  and when I
> tried to change my password and click accept changes, it does not look
> like anything has changed or that the router has been seen..  Do I need
> to reboot after setting things up?  I lose connection when I am setting
> things up and I cant seem to get it back without physically unplugging
> the router.  It just seems like Im missing something that is causing it
> not to work either from Ubuntu's side or the router.(PS I am running
> Dapper, not breezy.  sorry)
> CM
You can get your MAC addy with 'ifconfig'.  You probably shouldn't need
to reboot; what kind of network are you setting up?
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