[Wolves] Broadband Modem/Wireless Router

stephen welch stephenwelch at hotmail.com
Fri May 11 20:29:56 BST 2007

Hi guys, if you go for linksys make sure you buy the vertical units as the 
ones that sit flat down are prone to over heating.

The other benefit of linkysys is you can flash it with some open source 
software / firmware such as wrt.  I have one flashed sitting in the garage 
as a wireless bridge to my netgear wireless adsl router in the house.  Using 
this I can keep all my tatty pc's and servers in the garage without 
upsetting the feng shui or the missus!!

I am not sure if the newer units can be flashed though so you might want to 
check it out.



>From: Adam Sweet <drinky76 at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: Wolverhampton Linux User Group <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
>To: Wolverhampton Linux User Group <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
>Subject: Re: [Wolves] Broadband Modem/Wireless Router
>Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 15:57:50 +0100 (BST)
>--- Wayne <waynelists at machx.co.uk> wrote:
> > Broadfield Robert wrote:
> > > Finally decided to have broadband (free from Talk
> > Talk).  The PC at
> > > home has SuSE 10 on it and I have a laptop
> > (currently with Windows XP
> > > MCE & built in LAN & wireless) which I hope to
> > install ubuntu on.  Go
> > > live date is Wednesday so I'll be popping out over
> > the weekend to get
> > > a Modem/Wireless router (with one or two LAN
> > sockets).  Any
> > > suggestions on make & models that are compatible
> > and advice on how to
> > > set the network up for Linux (a link to a web page
> > would suffice)?  If
> > > there's a driver disc, I could use XP MCE to set
> > the modem/router up
> > > if first of all and then connect with Linux.  Any
> > advice appreciated.
> > >
> > > Rob
> > No driver disk required.
> > Just about every router I've ever used lets you
> > connect (any op system)
> > computer by cable and assigns an ip address.
> > You then tap in the address in a
> > browser window and
> > connect to the router where you will see a
> > comprehensive menu
> > to change all the functions of the router, including
> > IP range, wireless
> > on/off, who allowed to connect, etc etc
>Yes. Further to this, D-Link and Linksys are good for
>the money. Make sure to have some straight-through
>CAT5 cable to connect your machines to the router's
>ports via a network card in each PC.
>Connect to the IP address of the router specified in
>the manual (you'll have to put your machine on the
>same network manually first) and then set it up how
>you want it. Set up DHCP on your router if you don't
>want to worry about addressing your local machines,
>but remember they will change IP address frequently.
>Punch in your ADSL username and password and your line
>should come up (you may have to tell it to connect
>manually). Most of the info you need will be in the
>manual and provided by your ISP. If you need to
>specify a connection type, you probably want PPPoATM
>for ADSL.
>If you need advice on network settings, ask again. For
>a simple life give everything on your LAN a subnet
>mask of and set the first 3 parts of the
>IP address the same for each device, such as
>192.168.1. and then make the last part different for
>each device:
> (commonly used for gateway devices such as
>your router)
> (PC #1)
> (PC #2)
>If you want to use DHCP, set up a DHCP range, say from
> to, giving you a DHCP range
>of 10 addresses, just remember not to statically
>address anything using an address inside that range.
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