Linksys WRT54G router

Charles Malespin ubuntu.physicist at
Tue Nov 7 05:12:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 00:04 -0500, Anthony Yarusso wrote:
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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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I am just setting up a basic home network so that I can use my laptop
around the house. It seems like Im making it much more difficult than it
should be...  Here is my ifconfig output.  When I just use the
"defaults" and change the password I still dont seem to have any access
wired or wireless..  Thanks for all the help so far, good learning

malespin at Linux:~/Desktop$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:11:B9:EC:6E
          inet addr:  Bcast:
          inet6 addr: fe80::211:11ff:feb9:ec6e/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:49121478 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6920758 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:2761816870 (2.5 GiB)  TX bytes:518148076 (494.1 MiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:12273504 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12273504 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:853037696 (813.5 MiB)  TX bytes:853037696 (813.5 MiB)

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