Network Problem

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Mon Feb 4 05:27:49 UTC 2008

Willis Taylor wrote:
> I have Three computers on my LAN.  The one I'm on right now is my test 
> bed and it is running Ubuntu 7.10.  It is connected to my 2Wire 
> Router/modem, mod. 1000SW via NIC thru a Cat5e.  This is unit number 2.  
> Unit number 3 is running on WindowsXP connected to the 2Wire via a Home 
> Phone Network Adapter that plugs to the computer in the USB ports. 
> Unit number 1 is a problem.  It is presently on a dual boot system with 
> Kubuntu and Windows XP.  Unit number one is connected to the 2Wire via 
> the only Usb port on the 1000SW 2Wire modem/ router.  If I boot the unit 
> #1in Windows XP all three computers connect to the internet, at the same 
> time, and they communicate via the LAN.  If I boot unit #1 in Kubuntu, 
> it will not communicate with any other device.


> I went first to the Ubuntu list and everyone centered on the device not 
> being suitable for the task I wish to accomplish but ith the system 
> working perfectly with computer #1 booted in Windows I just fail to see 
> that as a valid statement.  And when I was asked to post the lsusb 
> results everyone just fell silent.  Please help, I do not want to 
> operate Windows any more.

Actually, after reading this post as well as your previous post, it is clear 
that the device you are attempting to use will not function as you desire. 
That is why the list fell silent as you refused to accept reality.

I could try to explain it to you...but I fear you will find the explanation 

Just to give you a "taste"...  The use of lsusb will only indicate that the 
system is able to connect with the hardware and based on USB standards it 
will be able to detect what hardware is present.  It has *absolutely* no 
bearing on whether the OS will know what to do with the hardware or be able 
to talk with it.

I know you don't want to use windows...and probably won't listen to me or 
anyone that conflicts with your views.  However, the only way for your 
Ubuntu Box...or any other Linux box to converse with your 2wire router is 
via ethernet *not* USB.  The other choice is to attempt to use the Windows 
drivers and ndiswrapper...but others have failed in that endeavor.

I can enlighten you on the details, if your wish, or you can continue to 
blow me and others off.  Your choice.


(FWIW, I could send you my resume and maybe you'd give my input some credence.)

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