k5di at zianet.com
Tue Mar 11 18:47:52 UTC 2008
Default User wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 16:51 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> I have a D-Link Model DI-524 which I plug into the router that is
>> part of my DSL modem. The plug I am using is IP 192.168.0.3 I think. I
>> had this thing working once but lost the setup that worked. I am trying
>> the method the device calls fixed IP but that does not work although it
>> seems it should :-)
>> Another method is MAC address and the D-Link sends it's MAC address
>> to the router and this does not work too. It has a PPOP mode where I
>> need to provide a name and password but I have no idea which ones.
>> The DSL router is providing the D-Link router it's WAN. I think that
>> may be the problem. I do not know how to present the WAN.
>> Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
>> Linux User
>> #450462 http://counter.li.org.
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> Karl, do you really need the Dlink router? If your DSL modem has
> built-in firewall functions, and enough built-in ethernet ports, try
> connecting your network computers directly to the modem, and forget the
> Dlink router. If your modem does not have enough ethernet ports, just
> get a cheap switch ($15-$20) and use that to connect your computers to
> the DSL modem. No setup required for the switch.
> When I first got DSL, the DSL modem had a built-in configurable
> firewall, but just one ethernet port. I tried using an external router
> to connect my network to the modem, but the router and modem just would
> not get along with each other. Probably a PEBKAC problem . . .
> Anyway, using a switch instead of the router worked fine. Try it. But
> don't forget to set up your DSL modem's firewall functions!
I trashed the D-Link DI-524 as a broken device. I had coffee at
McDonald's in Wal Mart. I found a WirelessG Router from Belkin another
made in China device costing $40.00 and brought it home. I opened the
box with care in case the thing did not work. On the box outside it
talked about how you put the CD-Rom in your computer and follow the
instructions ( if your using windows ).
I unpacked the router and power supply and plugged it in against
the instructions! It came on and a few lights flickered. I pulled the
paper off the back of the router and plugged it into my DSL router.
I have done zero setup and it is working just fine. I have a VERY
large house. The path to my Wife's computer is over 120 feet and through
3 walls but it is working just fine. Google comes up snappy :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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