Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Dec 7 07:50:33 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> I'm going to do a manual 
> reset of the router using the button on the back side but not before I
> hear from NoOp and Nils who first responded to this thread.  Don't want
> to do something to break the chain until I hear from them.

Well, I don't know if you are still waiting for my reply before you change 
anything (from another of your mails I think you do). The problem of a 
conversation over different continents is a possibly long delay between 
replies. However I don't really know what the current state of your 
problem is. I'm a bit confused from the many mails in 2 threads.

Anyway, here is my comment on your setup:

I'm not sure if there are any other wireless networks in your 
neighbourhood but the networkmanager wouldn't connect to an open network 
unless you tell it to do so at least once. Therefore it is unlikely that 
you get your internet access from another router like I supposed 
yesterday. However, Karl mentioned it already, your router probably will 
not let you get to the setup page via WLAN but only via the wired 
interface. Probably that is the reason why you couldn't see your router.

And like Luke Militello said, you seem to have duplicate routes via eth0 
and wlan0. As long as both interfaces point to your router, you will have 
problems if only one is connected. It may work sometimes but it isn't 
reliable. Did you at least use different IP addresses for eth0 and wlan0? 
Sorry if you sent it already and I overlooked it, but maybe you could 
post the output of the command "ifconfig -a".


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