On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 11:27, Eireann Design (Gianni Ponzi) wrote:
> Thanks for the answers everyone. I think I may have worded my question
>> Basically my concern is over the setup software provided by Eircom. On their
> site they stipulate only Win / Mac machines will work with their router.
>> Am I incorrect in saying that I should still have no problem setting up the
> router on a Linux firewall (e.g IPCop) as long as I have the connection
> settings to Ericom ?
>> The only question is whether they are also initialising somethinig in the
> router with the setup CD. I mean why only Win /Mac??
>> Thanks again and apologies for the confusing post
You can use Linux with the "router" that you are supplied, from eircom
Do not waste your time trying to connect it over USB unless you have
lots of time and programming experience, much better and much easier to
do connect to it over Ethernet.
[okay cat 5 but who wants to be that pedantic :) ]
With regard to firewalls, your Linux box can handle it with iptables,
IPCOP is not as user friendly as you might like and certainly is not as
The SETUP CD is not something you need for the router.
What you do is connect to the router with a web browser and fill in the
user name field and password, the exact process differs a little router
by router but is very straight forward.
The CD only works with the operating systems but who needs them when you
can look into the config via a browser.
If you machine is configured to run as a DHCP typing ifconfig will show
an ip address.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:B3:CD:BE:2E
inet addr:192.168.77.3 Bcast:192.168.77.255
Change this number to a 1 and stick it into your web browser after the
other digits which will remain the same.
So in this case 192.168.77.1 would be put in the browser and then you an
use a menu system to put in your user name and password.
In previous posts you can find out how to configure the ethernet card on
your box, and for that Google is your friend.
My rule of thumb for beginners is use the tool set that you set up your
computer with to configure your network card. As your skills increase
then you can move to the command line and do it in even less time.
Hope this helps.
There are only so many words in the English language, you may have seen
some of them in this order before, does that mean that my thoughts are
not my own?
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