[Gllug] wicd manager

Lucy Peters lucypeters at mail.com
Sun Oct 25 22:21:49 UTC 2009


> Since I suspect that Virgin always uses dynamic addresses, if you select
> Dynamic IP address, Virgin will automatically supply your dynamic IP and the DNS
> server addresses.
> If you've got a static address, you must input your static address and
> at least one DNS server.
> I think the DHCP server setting is a red-herring since your ipconfig address is
> in the default range offered by the DI-624. i reckon that you can
> safely re-enable the DHCP server option.
> As I said, I am lucky to have no experience of Virgin, but I suspect that
> you might have to tick the PPPoE box. If I'm wrong I'm sure that all the
> dedicated Virginistas on the list will correct me ;-) 

I have switched from using Dynamic IP address to Dynamic PPPoE but still not able to online with the wireless router.

> It seems that you still have an ip despite turning dhcp off, but sadly not
> the one gained via dhcp from the cable router. What is your ip, dns
> server and default gateway when plugged in wired? (the
> ifconfig/netstat/cat commands). 


eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:f0:71:c3:41  

          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:

          inet6 addr: fe80::200:f0ff:fe71:c341/64 Scope:Link


          RX packets:676 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:696 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 

          RX bytes:484133 (484.1 KB)  TX bytes:146179 (146.1 KB)


eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0e:35:1e:de:f8  

          inet6 addr: fe80::20e:35ff:fe1e:def8/64 Scope:Link


          RX packets:16244 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:1123 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 

          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:672 (672.0 B)

          Interrupt:5 Base address:0x2000 Memory:d0002000-d0002fff 

netstat -nr

Kernel IP routing table

Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface   U         0 0          0 eth0     U         0 0          0 pan0         UG        0 0          0 eth0         U         0 0          0 pan0

cat /etc/resolv.conf



traceroute -n

traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

 1  * * *

 2  64.044 ms * *

 3  * * *

 4  * * *

 5  * * *

 6  *  42.732 ms  55.173 ms

 7  55.135 ms  65.932 ms  50.260 ms

 8  * * *

 9  61.903 ms  61.471 ms  61.732 ms

10  65.199 ms  65.338 ms  64.843 ms

It should be possible in wicd to
> hardwire those and then the use of wifi via the wifi router is just to
> bridge to the cable router network. This possibly needs further
> settings on the wifi router to basically turn everything off except
> being a wifi device, it definitely doesn't need to make use of its WAN
> interface for example.
> Something else to consider is that technically the wifi router could
> work duplicating the actions of the cable router with dhcp, nat, dns,
> etc. But as we see from the traceroute -n nothing is
> passing by the router. I wonder if the cable to it is okay, can you use
> that one for your wired test with the laptop direct to the cable router?
> Also have you given any IP/dhcp details to the wifi router for its use
> of the cable router's connection?

The MAC address is 00 11 95 08 1f 0d 

primary DNS address is

secondary DNS address is

MTU is 1500


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