Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Dec 6 23:07:35 UTC 2008

On 12/05/2008 10:18 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

>> Let's recap:
>> Internet
>>   o
>> 2Wire DSL Modem/Router (4 ports?)
>>  IP Router = =
>>  Router
> Yes, and that's what ATT says to use for static IPs also.
> With static setup get; ping: unknown host
> and PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
> --- ping statistics ---
> 3 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1999ms
> not good.

Ok, just to clarify; you have a 2Wire 1701HG 4 port + wireless DSL
modem. That device is set as follows:

IP Network:
Subnet Mask:
DHCP Range: –
Static Range -

Your wireless setup on the router is set at default if I recall, so it
should look something like this:
I highly recommend setting it for WPA after you get connected if it is
set for WEP now.[1]

Your _Intrepid_ Wireless Machine (IWM - other room) is using a Linksys
PCI card: WMP54G and it's IP is set for a static address of

Correct so far?

It's already been shown that static IP's aren't working in Intrepid's
Network Manager. So in this case I think that you have two choices:

1. Reset your IWM for DHCP and see if you can then connect. When you do
that, be sure to: 1) reset the 1701HG (power off for at least 60 sec to
be sure), 2) create a new DHCP setting in NM as others have reported
that using the same one doesn't work. I've removed NM so & use wicd so I
can't tell you how to do the last.

2. Remove NM and install WiCD instead - you can always reinstall NM if
you have issue with wicd.

Try them in that order. Once you get your wireless working & talking to
the 2wire, you will then be able to ping The AT&T tech is
correct... you are not making the connection from the IWM to the 1701HG.

Manuals for the 2701HG (which should apply to your 1701HG are here:

[1] You can check for what your 1701HG is set for from the IWM even if
it isn't connecting; use NM and it should tell you if the 1701HG is WEP
or WPA. If NM isn't working properly for that, then use the command line
to find out:

$ sudo iwlist scan

That will tell you all of the networks in range, find yours and note
whether it is currently set for WEP, WPA, WPA2, other.

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