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Re: Checking internet connection without a winbox

On Tuesday 19 September 2006 12:30, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>I've tried all the addresses mentioned, but none of them led anywhere.
>And I've had no luck googleing for the modem, nor any luck talking to
>the geniuses at the ISP.
>Of course, I'm trying this while connected to the 'net via the router.
>Should I disconnect from the net, eliminate the router, and try these
>addresses again?
I assume we're talking about a dsl modem here.  If the router is doing its 
job, then the only place you'll see your 'outside' address is in one of 
the routers status/config pages, usually at or 1.1.  You 
should be able to extract all the info you'd need from the routers web 
server.  Just hit with firefox at one of the above addresses, log in (see 
the routers docs for the password) and read it all.

If you remove the router, then you'll have to fight with Roaring Penguins 
PPPoE utility, which I didn't have exactly stellar luck with 3.5 years 
ago.  It may be improved since.

That will also require you to setup a firewall thats pretty bulletproof 
since the router now is protecting you as best it can.  Which in my case 
is pretty good, 3 logged hits in 3.5 years now have made it through the 
router to the logs only to trigger portsentry into shutting the connection 
down by dropping it into a black hole.

>Dotan Cohen

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