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Old 08-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Heddle Weaver
 
Default Fwd: Billion 7800N

On 20 August 2011 05:56, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:


Wait... what are those "pppx" connections? Where are they coming from?

Are you using another device to get connected on Internet?

The only other device I've used is the borrowed XP laptop I used to set up the modem in the first place. That was a wireless connection, even though I plugged the cable in. I was just so glad to get a connection, I let it go. Perhaps it's a hangover from that?




> And I can't see the address anywhere. Also, according to the manual, the

> mask address is supposed to be 225.25.225.0

>

> There is something evil happening.

> I can't actually remember adjusting anything, yet the connection, far

> from good, is the best I've had so far.



The above data is very clear: your ethernet device has lost (again) its

configuration. what I dunno is what are the remainder ppp connections :-?



Can you explain how did you connect your windows computer to Internet?

What steps did you follow? Maybe this way we can understand what is going

on...

That's all there was.Just the one machine, with a wireless config to set up the WAN, but with the ethernet cable plugged in.
Possibly, with windows typical interference, it's configured the modem with his account details and I'm getting free access?The pressure builds. I've got to sort this out!
I took a look at dmesg to see what that could tell me about what was going on.First in the sequence I got this:


[*** 2.129507] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95705A50) rev 3003] (PCI:33MHz:32-bit) MAC address 00:15:60:c2:63:46
[*** 2.142802] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: attached PHY is 5705 (10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet) (WireSpeed[0])


Which seems to suggest that the non-free Tygon firmware is involved. I thought that was just for hard drives.Further down in the sequence I get this:


[* 252.853480] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso5.bin"
[* 252.855483] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: TSO capability disabled
[* 252.994052] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

[* 253.367980] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[* 254.103297] process `sysctl' is using deprecated sysctl (syscall) net.ipv6.neigh.default.retrans_time; Use net.ipv6.neigh.default.retrans_time_ms instead.
[* 254.471468] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team

[* 254.489770] ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[* 254.515823] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (16384 buckets, 65536 max)
[* 256.159728] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex
[* 256.159732] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX

[* 256.160083] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[* 256.170762] fuse init (API version 7.16)
[* 257.872663] input: ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device as /devices/virtual/input/input9
[* 266.944025] eth0: no IPv6 routers present

[* 267.224323] NET: Registered protocol family 24
[* 271.333079] AIFropped INPUT packet: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC="" DST=110.174.203.247 LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=108 ID=256 PROTO=TCP SPT=6000 DPT=1433 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0*


And at last we arrive at this - and if it applies, I would have no idea.I just wish they'd write this stuff in English.


[* 568.682330] AIFropped INPUT packet: IN=ppp1 OUT= MAC= SRC="" DST=110.174.203.247 LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=116 ID=256 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=12200 DPT=8909 WINDOW=8192 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
[* 990.383838] gs[7403]: segfault at 40 ip b70f70f2 sp bffce1a0 error 4 in libgs.so.9.02[b6f56000+4e5000]

[* 999.945440] AIF:PRIV UDP broadcast: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:b8:ff:61:ee:d3:40:08:00 SRC="" DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=328 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=54518 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308
[ 1001.964640] AIF:PRIV UDP broadcast: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:b8:ff:61:ee:d3:40:08:00 SRC="" DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=328 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=54519 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308

[ 2137.861131] AIF:PRIV UDP broadcast: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:23:12:7c:d2:9b:08:00 SRC="" DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=328 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=52104 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308
[ 2139.057008] AIF:PRIV UDP broadcast: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:23:12:7c:d2:9b:08:00 SRC="" DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=328 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=52105 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308

[ 2154.619171] AIF:PRIV UDP broadcast: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:23:12:7c:d2:9b:08:00 SRC="" DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=328 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=52110 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308

And that's it! 'Life in the bitter sea', as the Chinese say, and I'm drowning.

Thanks for staying with this.
Regards,

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and by the rulers as useful.

— Lucius Annæus Seneca.

Terrorism, the new religion.
 
Old 08-20-2011, 11:18 PM
Heddle Weaver
 
Default Fwd: Billion 7800N

On 20 August 2011 06:07, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:02:17 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:



> I don't know what's happening any more. I think I'm being haunted.



Greemlins are anywhere and they like computers so much, keep your eyes

opened! X-)



> I've just reset the modem to see if I could access the modem url to set

> it up properly.



Hum... I hope the router restores fine from a reset with all the wan

settings already predefined for your ISP. Resetting the router is not a

task you have to do every day, just avoid to do that unless is strictly

necessary :-)



> I've got four green leds up, Power; Lan; Wireless (The laptop doesn't

> have a wireless card) DSL.

> The 5th light is for 'net, and it's orange, which means no connection,

> but I'm sending this on my gmail account through that same laptop.

>

> I'm going to need more than a pair of low-slung six-guns to get me out

> of this!



Usually, the orange light of the Internet port means the router is trying

to get an IP for the ISP, after a reset this can be normal.

Yes, but after it achieves that, the led turns green and flashes, along with the LAN led to indicate net activity with this modem.




And don't worry for Gmail, this is another "beast" and does its own

"caching magic" in the background...

Yes, and there's going to be a lot more activity of that type coming up too.
I just hope I'm good enough at the time to evade it all.Corporate money buying our privacy and we don't even get the money.
Regards,Weaver. --

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by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.

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Terrorism, the new religion.
 
Old 08-21-2011, 02:51 AM
Heddle Weaver
 
Default Fwd: Billion 7800N

On 20 August 2011 05:50, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 07:18:37 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:



> On 16 August 2011 22:12, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:



>> > weaver@Bandit:~$ su

>> > Password:

>> > Bandit:/home/weaver# wget 192.168.1.254 --2011-08-16 06:06:49--

>> > http://192.168.1.254/ Connecting to 192.168.1.254:80... failed:

>> > Connection timed out. Retrying.

>> >

>> > --2011-08-16 06:07:36-- *(try: 2) *http://192.168.1.254/ Connecting

>> > to 192.168.1.254:80... failed: Connection timed out. Retrying.

>> >

>> > --2011-08-16 06:08:23-- *(try: 3) *http://192.168.1.254/ Connecting

>> > to 192.168.1.254:80... failed: Connection timed out. Retrying.

>>

>> Hum... are you sure your router is still at "192.168.1.254"?
*
I ran some status checks and get multiple results, without any other configuration:


Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: peer from calling number 00:03:A0:11C:78 authorized
Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: not replacing existing default route through ppp1
Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: local* IP address 110.174.203.247

Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: remote IP address 10.20.21.36
Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: primary** DNS address 203.12.160.35
Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: secondary DNS address 203.12.160.36


and:

Aug 21 10:41:18 Bandit pppd[2188]: remote IP address 10.20.21.81
Aug 21 10:41:18 Bandit pppd[2188]: primary** DNS address 203.12.160.35
Aug 21 10:41:18 Bandit pppd[2188]: secondary DNS address 203.12.160.36


and:

Bandit:/home/weaver# plog
Aug 21 12:03:46 Bandit pppd[32274]: Modem hangup
Aug 21 12:03:50 Bandit pppd[1824]: No response to 3 echo-requests
Aug 21 12:03:50 Bandit pppd[1824]: Serial link appears to be disconnected.

Aug 21 12:03:50 Bandit pppd[1824]: Connect time 2.4 minutes.
Aug 21 12:03:50 Bandit pppd[1824]: Sent 4422 bytes, received 0 bytes.
Aug 21 12:03:56 Bandit pppd[1824]: Connection terminated.
Aug 21 12:03:56 Bandit pppd[1824]: Modem hangup


and with:

Bandit:/home/weaver# ifconfig ppp0
ppp0***** Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol*
********* inet addr:110.174.203.247* P-t-P:10.20.21.81* Mask:255.255.255.255

********* UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST* MTU:1492* Metric:1
********* RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
********* TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
********* collisions:0 txqueuelen:3

********* RX bytes:435 (435.0 B)* TX bytes:106 (106.0 B)

So it looks more and more like hardware.Regards,
Weaver.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:28 AM
Andrew McGlashan
 
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Hi,

Heddle Weaver wrote:

So it looks more and more like hardware.
Regards,


I don't agree.

The 7800N is one of Billion's best modems, it may be faulty, but I don't
think so reading through all this horrible thread. The thread and your
experience completely mis-represents Billion's product as it seems you
are clueless on how to use it properly and as designed -- ala, as others
have said, it should not require anything special and almost ANY
reasonable browser will work fine for configuration with standard
browser settings on Linux or Windows or any other operating system that
understands and works properly with standard TCP networks.


What I find happens with many Mac users is that they try to setup PPP
login on their computer, when the modem is meant to be doing the job for
their network. This kind of problem is not something that is normally
seen with Linux users as they tend to have more of a clue than a Mac
user and usually more of a clue than most Windows users.



I suggest the following:

First off, connect the modem directly to the setup machine via the
Ethernet cable using a LAN port, do not connect to any other devices, ie
no switches or other network -- just the modem with the computer.


Oh, connect the phone line of the DSL connection too, make sure it isn't
filtered coming in to the modem.


- Fully reset the 7800N to factory defaults, any way you can, even
using the Windows machine.


- Use a LIVE CD and eliminate your Linux installation from the
equation. The Live CD needs to work, it needs to have drivers for your
network card -- if it works fine, then proceed using the setup,
otherwise continue with the Windows machine..


- Check that you have an IP address in the range of the modem's
standard LAN (probably 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.2.254), netmask is
255.255.255.0.


- You should be able to telnet to the modem with username admin and
password admin -- logout with "user logout" on the command line
interface, don't do anything else here, you seem to be out of your depth
in this area. This will prove connectivity with the modem on it's
network and that everything should be fine.



Take a breath.....

If all the above works fine, then you should use the web config of the
modem.


- Login to the web config using http://192.168.1.254 -- the username
and password will both be "admin". Once logged in.


- Run the quick start wizard. Change only two things, the ISP
username and the ISP password. [You may want to scan connection types
first, or not). ISPs may give you DNS servers and other setting, but
you normally only want to change two things, the PPP username login and
the PPP password.


- Once you have gone through setting up the ISP login (which the
modem takes care of), then do a "save configuration" to flash, click on
the save link, then click on the apply button -- wait for it to say it
has been done successfully.


You should now have a modem that offers default wireless (fix that
ASAP), it should give out IP settings via DHCP (it's own built-in
server) and it will be connected to the Internet via the ISP login that
you entered.


Any machine needing access to the Internet through this modem will
simply plug in to the built-in LAN switch or use wireless. The device
will get IP settings via DHCP. You do not need to do any kind of PPP
login on anything other than the modem itself.


Further configuration is for someone whom understands the above things
properly first, for starters. Any further configuration is more
advanced. I strongly urge you to work out, properly, how to secure the
wireless effectively -- change the network name from default, don't use
WEP, do use WPA2-PSK with a long and strong password, forget about
trying to hide the network or limiting via MAC addresses as both of
these options are pointless.


If you are unable to manage the above, effectively, I am sure that there
are many local people (some maybe even IT consultants), whom should be
able to handle this very, very easily -- you'll probably need to have a
friend help you or pay a consultant to fix it for you. There was advice
I heard a few times about a Word Perfect help desk support call -- it
was gold, it might apply to you [1]. Perhaps, only perhaps, that is
being a bit harsh.



[1] http://www.free-funny-jokes.com/from-the-wordperfect-help-desk.html

Good luck, it seems you really need it or a good pay for consultant to
help you out -- I don't envy being that consultant in this situation. ;-)


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Old 08-21-2011, 09:51 AM
Camalen
 
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On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:11:19 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:

> On 20 August 2011 05:56, Camalen <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Wait... what are those "pppx" connections? Where are they coming from?
>> Are you using another device to get connected on Internet?
>>
>>
> The only other device I've used is the borrowed XP laptop I used to set
> up the modem in the first place. That was a wireless connection, even
> though I plugged the cable in. I was just so glad to get a connection, I
> let it go. Perhaps it's a hangover from that?

You said you used another laptop with XP to test the connection with the
router but that does not explain what are pppd connections doing in your
linux box :-)

(ppp are a different method to get a connection over Internet, nowadays
mostly used for dial-up modems or USB DSL modems but I'm afraid that's
not your case...)

>> Can you explain how did you connect your windows computer to Internet?
>> What steps did you follow? Maybe this way we can understand what is
>> going on...
>>
>>
> That's all there was.
> Just the one machine, with a wireless config to set up the WAN, but with
> the ethernet cable plugged in.
> Possibly, with windows typical interference, it's configured the modem
> with his account details and I'm getting free access? The pressure
> builds. I've got to sort this out!

It is still not clear what steps did you follow to get your XP laptop
connected to the router :-?

> I took a look at dmesg to see what that could tell me about what was
> going on.
> First in the sequence I got this:
>
> [ 2.129507] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95705A50) rev
> 3003] (PCI:33MHz:32-bit) MAC address 00:15:60:c2:63:46
> [ 2.142802] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: attached PHY is 5705
> (10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet) (WireSpeed[0])

That's the normal log for a network card.

> Which seems to suggest that the non-free Tygon firmware is involved. I
> thought that was just for hard drives. Further down in the sequence I
> get this:
>
> [ 252.853480] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Failed to load firmware
> "tigon/tg3_tso5.bin"

(...)

The network card requires a firmware, you should download from non-free
repos. Additional information here:

http://wiki.debian.org/Firmware

> And at last we arrive at this - and if it applies, I would have no idea.
> I just wish they'd write this stuff in English.

(...)

That looks like the firewall log, nothing wrong nor nothing you should
worry about :-)

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:59 AM
Camalen
 
Default Fwd: Billion 7800N

On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:51:10 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:

> On 20 August 2011 05:50, Camalen <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> >> Hum... are you sure your router is still at "192.168.1.254"?
>>
>>
> I ran some status checks and get multiple results, without any other
> configuration:
>
> Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: peer from calling number
> 00:03:A0:11C:78 authorized
> Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: not replacing existing default route
> through ppp1
> Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: local IP address 110.174.203.247
> Aug 21 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: remote IP address 10.20.21.36 Aug 21
> 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: primary DNS address 203.12.160.35 Aug 21
> 10:15:08 Bandit pppd[32274]: secondary DNS address 203.12.160.36

(...)

Wait, wait... I will ask this again >:-)

Why are you using a PPP connection?

Ethernet routers do not usually need to setup such kind of connections,
you only need to configure your ethernet card (or your DSL device, the
LAN part) accordingly and that's all. No PPP nor dialers on the client
side, nothing.

I suggest you to call your ISP and ask for a technician to setup your
device. If they refuse to configure it under linux, call a friend with
experience in linux and DSL routers and give him a beer once it
finishes :-)

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:53 AM
Heddle Weaver
 
Default Fwd: Billion 7800N

On 21 August 2011 13:28, Andrew McGlashan <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:

Hi,



Heddle Weaver wrote:


So it looks more and more like hardware.

Regards,




I don't agree.



The 7800N is one of Billion's best modems, it may be faulty, but I don't think so reading through all this horrible thread.
As I have already said, if you had actually read the thread.

* *The thread and your experience completely mis-represents Billion's product as it seems you are clueless on how to use it properly and as designed

No, I have not represented Billion's product, I have actually endorsed it.
*
-- ala, as others have said, it should not require anything special and almost ANY reasonable browser will work fine for configuration with standard browser settings on Linux or Windows or any other operating system that understands and works properly with standard TCP networks.


But, it doesn't. Access to the modem interface has not been achieved through the use of four separate browsers. But, you would know this, having read the thread.




What I find happens with many Mac users is that they try to setup PPP login on their computer, when the modem is meant to be doing the job for their network. *This kind of problem is not something that is normally seen with Linux users as they tend to have more of a clue than a Mac user and usually more of a clue than most Windows users.


This is somewhat extraneous as there is no Mac or network, other than a laptop and the modem.






I suggest the following:



First off, connect the modem directly to the setup machine via the Ethernet cable using a LAN port, do not connect to any other devices, ie no switches or other network -- just the modem with the computer.


This has already been done. It is fully recorded in the thread.




Oh, connect the phone line of the DSL connection too, make sure it isn't filtered coming in to the modem.

Yes, so far a standard set-up. And what I've had from the beginning of this situation.




*- *Fully reset the 7800N to factory defaults, any way you can, even using the Windows machine.

This is accomplished by way of using the 'reset' button. A facility on most modems.




*- *Use a LIVE CD and eliminate your Linux installation from the equation. *The Live CD needs to work, it needs to have drivers for your network card -- if it works fine, then proceed using the setup, otherwise continue with the Windows machine.


There's nothing wrong with the O.S., which has also been recently established. When I was referring to a hardware problem, I was referring to the motherboard of an ageing laptop.




*- *Check that you have an IP address in the range of the modem's standard LAN (probably 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.2.254), netmask is 255.255.255.0.



*- *You should be able to telnet to the modem with username admin and password admin -- logout with "user logout" on the command line interface, don't do anything else here, you seem to be out of your depth in this area. *This will prove connectivity with the modem on it's network and that everything should be fine.


We have already done this and access is not available by way of telnet or wget. But, you would know this, having read the thread.





Take a breath.....



If all the above works fine, then you should use the web config of the modem.

Take a breath. This is not achievable under the current circumstances, because we cannot access the modem interface. You seem to be under the impression that this is the first modem I have configured. It isn't.




*- *Login to the web config using http://192.168.1.254 -- the username and password will both be "admin". *Once logged in.



- * Run the quick start wizard. *Change only two things, the ISP username and the ISP password. *[You may want to scan connection types first, or not). *ISPs may give you DNS servers and other setting, but you normally only want to change two things, the PPP username login and the PPP password.




*- *Once you have gone through setting up the ISP login (which the modem takes care of), then do a "save configuration" to flash, click on the save link, then click on the apply button -- wait for it to say it has been done successfully.




You should now have a modem that offers default wireless (fix that ASAP), it should give out IP settings via DHCP (it's own built-in server) and it will be connected to the Internet via the ISP login that you entered.




Any machine needing access to the Internet through this modem will simply plug in to the built-in LAN switch or use wireless. *The device will get IP settings via DHCP. *You do not need to do any kind of PPP login on anything other than the modem itself.




Further configuration is for someone whom understands the above things properly first, for starters.
All of this is understood, you see. But first we need to access the modem interface, yes/no?
* *Any further configuration is more advanced. *I strongly urge you to work out, properly, how to secure the wireless effectively -- change the network name from default, don't use WEP, do use WPA2-PSK with a long and strong password, forget about trying to hide the network or limiting via MAC addresses as both of these options are pointless.




If you are unable to manage the above, effectively, I am sure that there are many local people (some maybe even IT consultants), whom should be able to handle this very, very easily
Not if they can't access the interface.

*
-- you'll probably need to have a friend help you or pay a consultant to fix it for you. *There was advice I heard a few times about a Word Perfect help desk support call -- it was gold, it might apply to you [1]. *Perhaps, only perhaps, that is being a bit harsh.






[1] http://www.free-funny-jokes.com/from-the-wordperfect-help-desk.html



Good luck, it seems you really need it or a good pay for consultant to help you out -- I don't envy being that consultant in this situation. *;-)

I find it interesting to observe somebody attempting to elevate their own level of existence at the expense of somebody else and only succeeding in demeaning their own status, don't you?
Thanks for your contribution, but if you had read the thread you would see how little of it applies.Thanks for dropping by, Slick. I really needed the laugh right about now.
Regards,Weaver
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by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.

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Terrorism, the new religion.
 
Old 08-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Andrew McGlashan
 
Default Fwd: Billion 7800N

Hi,

I've read the thread completely. It seems clear to me that you have had
networking issues where you've had an IP and then not had an IP. If you
have a fully working TCP/IP V4 stack, then I'm sure you'll see success.


Have you tried a live cd?

Pressing the reset button on the Billion modems, usually resets to
factory default, it doesn't always work -- but for sure it does work
most of the time.


You've also shown evidence of PPP in your setup, unless you wish to use
bridge mode, you shouldn't have anything in relation to ppp in your
Linux setup.


Thank you.

btw glad you enjoyed the laugh ;-)

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AndrewM

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:03 AM
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On 08/21/2011 07:53 AM, Heddle Weaver wrote:
> We have already done this and access is not available by way of telnet
> or wget. But, you would know this, having read the thread.

This thread is far too long and confused, so this might have been asked
already: give us the output of /sbin/ifconfig and /sbin/route -n

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:07 AM
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On 21 August 2011 19:51, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:11:19 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:



> On 20 August 2011 05:56, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

>

>> Wait... what are those "pppx" connections? Where are they coming from?

>> Are you using another device to get connected on Internet?

>>

>>

> The only other device I've used is the borrowed XP laptop I used to set

> up the modem in the first place. That was a wireless connection, even

> though I plugged the cable in. I was just so glad to get a connection, I

> let it go. Perhaps it's a hangover from that?



You said you used another laptop with XP to test the connection with the

router but that does not explain what are pppd connections doing in your

linux box :-)



(ppp are a different method to get a connection over Internet, nowadays

mostly used for dial-up modems or USB DSL modems but I'm afraid that's

not your case...)

Will check out /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-providers. Sounds like I might have screwed something up in there.




>> Can you explain how did you connect your windows computer to Internet?

>> What steps did you follow? Maybe this way we can understand what is

>> going on...

>>

>>

> That's all there was.

> Just the one machine, with a wireless config to set up the WAN, but with

> the ethernet cable plugged in.

> Possibly, with windows typical interference, it's configured the modem

> with his account details and I'm getting free access? The pressure

> builds. I've got to sort this out!



It is still not clear what steps did you follow to get your XP laptop

connected to the router :-?

Just the ethernet cable, that's all. The pop-up for the quick connect just appeared on the screen. I didn't have to go looking for anything. Different laptop, mainboard.




> I took a look at dmesg to see what that could tell me about what was

> going on.

> First in the sequence I got this:

>

> [ * *2.129507] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95705A50) rev

> 3003] (PCI:33MHz:32-bit) MAC address 00:15:60:c2:63:46

> [ * *2.142802] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: attached PHY is 5705

> (10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet) (WireSpeed[0])



That's the normal log for a network card.



> Which seems to suggest that the non-free Tygon firmware is involved. I

> thought that was just for hard drives. Further down in the sequence I

> get this:

>

> [ *252.853480] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Failed to load firmware

> "tigon/tg3_tso5.bin"



(...)



The network card requires a firmware, you should download from non-free

repos. Additional information here:



http://wiki.debian.org/Firmware

Further along in the sequence, eth0 and the firmware seem to connect up, so I don't think there's a problem there.




> And at last we arrive at this - and if it applies, I would have no idea.

> I just wish they'd write this stuff in English.



(...)



That looks like the firewall log, nothing wrong nor nothing you should

worry about :-)

O.K., thanks. So good to have constructive mentalities to talk to. Maybe I'll be able to help you one day.
As you were saying, with eth0 and a cable, there's nothing much that can go wrong, so with the disconnects, it looks like the problem is before that.
Regards,Weaver.
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