[ILUG] Accessing Linksys WRT54LG
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Nov 14 13:06:29 GMT 2006
I have a WRT65GL router, which I want to use simply as an access point.
I can login to the router at 192.168.1.1 when I attach it to my desktop.
Unfortunately I can't give it this address when using it as an access point.
But when I give it the address 192.168.2.12 (with dhcp)
I am unable to access it - telnet and ssh are not rejected,
but get no response. (Nor does ping.)
So I'm not sure how to use the router with my Linux laptop.
Annoyingly, it works fine under Windows,
where it is seen as network "dd-wrt"
(this is the name of the Linux OS it is running).
Incidentally, I'm not using it as a router
attached directly to my ADSL modem,
as I feel safer using a PC with shorewall,
which I sort of understand.
Is this a foolish attitude?
Would it be just as good to use the wrt54gl as a firewall?
I wait with baited breath for the ILUG oracle to speak ...
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