Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Network

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Thu Feb 11 09:24:42 UTC 2010

Rashkae wrote:

> Jay Ridgley wrote:
>> > 
>> > eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:c0:4f:45:cf:06
>> >            inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>> >            inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:4fff:fe45:cf06/64 Scope:Link
>> >            UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>> >            RX packets:31 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>> >            TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>> >            collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>> >            RX bytes:11650 (11.3 KB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
>> >            Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000
>> > 
>> > ...
>> > 
>> > Please let me know what I need to do next. Currently I have disconected the 
>> > power to the unit and set eth2 down.
>> > 
> You have your networking set to static IP address.  Change that back to 
> the default DHCP.


Now I want to configure the router as outlined in:

I have instructions from AirLink101 on how to configure the router. They are:

My last question is do I leave the ifconfig eth2 file as DHCP or does it need to 
change? My gut feel at this point is that it should remain as DHCP. Current 
content of /etc/network/interfaces for eth2 is:

iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto eth2


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