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Re: Checking internet connection without a winbox



On 20/09/06, Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca> wrote:
I think that this issue is out of the hands of the ISP anyways.  They
don't know anything but Windoze but do know how to ensure that the modem
is working.  It sounds like the modem is working.

I do believe that the modem is working. I have many lost packets and I
think that the router is responsible. I'd like to eliminate it as a
potential source of problems. Also, my mother-in-law has received an
old computer that's about to have windows 2000either going to get
Fedora or Kubuntu. She's not about to buy a modem, and I'd like to
connect her to the 'net when I set up her machine. So I need to know
how to do that without a router.

There should have been a CD or manual with the modem.  In the manual,
there should be a description of how to connect to the modem with your
browser of choice.

The modem was intalled by a technician of the phone company. I got
nothing but a bill.

My ISP has a customized modem that is a modified D-Link.  With a bit of
digging, I found that all the D-Link settings are available, just needed
a bit of work.  Of course the ISP was lost as soon as I said I used Linux.

Now if you can connect through the modem, then it is working.  If you
cannot, then you need to find what IP address is working for that modem.

It should be in the 192.168.x.x range.  My two different routers used
192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 for their web setup.  You also have to ensure
that your computer IP address and netmask are configured to work within
the range of your router.  If your router is using 192.168.1.1, your
computer will have to have an IP address of 192.168.1.x with a netmask
of 255.255.255.0.  I don't know but you may be able to setup a netmask
of 255.255.0.0 that will allow you to connect to all the 192.168.x.x range.


Thanks. Can I access the modem while connected through the router, or
would I need to connect to the modem directly to access the control
panel?

Dotan Cohen
http://gmail-com.com


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