Wireless router

Karl Larsen 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 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
>> -- 
>> 	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
	Linux User
	#450462   http://counter.li.org.
   PGP 4208 4D6E 595F 22B9 FF1C  ECB6 4A3C 2C54 FE23 53A7

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