I didn't realise they had all the man pages up online. I use man pages all the time, this will be very useful.
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Okay.... I have put in a new ADSL filter, unplugged everything and checked every single setting. Plugged it all back in and we are up and running, at a much faster speed as well.
The connection has held for about 20 minutes, which is 15 minutes longer than before! Fingers crossed!!
@SeZo - I might have to give that a try.
@Mark - You assume correct. I just wondered if it could be done as the internet connection was still all over the place and I wanted to keep checking the settings.
For some reason if I reboot both my modem and router the connection comes in and works for about 2 minutes then is disconnected. No settings are changed and no matter how many times I try to reconnect the only way is to reboot the modem... and the same thing happens.
I've tried to Router/Modems and various configurations to get this working, I have to presume there is an issue beyond my control.
No I don't think you can either.
My setup is;
Modem set to Bridge Mode, connected to DSL. LAN port on modem goes to DSL port on Router. The Router holds all the internet settings for my ISP.
The modem has no IP address and the router is on the 192.168.1.1 address. I have my wired PC set to 192.168.1.2 and my gaming laptop wired to 192.168.1.3. DHCP starts at 192.168.1.100 and is for all wireless devices and any other computers that get plugged in my switch.
The modem is bridge mode so like you said just passes the traffic to and from the Internet. I just wondered if there was a way to check the modem settings with out moving out of my chair... laziness!
I am still having problems with the connection though, ADSL keeps dropping for some reason and the speed is really inconsistent. I may have to have a little chat with my ISP!
My current setup consists of a ADSL2+ Modem plugged into a Router and my PC is wired into the Router.
To setup the Modem initially I plugged it straight into my PC and logged on to 192.168.1.1 in my browser. When it is all connected up I can configure the Router via 192.168.1.1 but I am not sure how to access the Modem via the Router so as to not disconnect anything.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Yeah I suppose it will only make a difference on the LAN, the connection to the Internet will be only as fast as the connection, which in this country is jokingly slow.
I have to say that the RT-56U is a really good Gig router from what I've seen so far, and the reviews are excellent. Just depends how much you want to spend!
One of the pros that was pointed out on a forum was that it is easier to switch between cable and ADSL as you just have to buy a cheap as chips modem.
For the last year I have been using a Linksys WAG-320N modem router, not without its problems. At first the wireless would seem to drop out, even though the Internet connection was still there and the wireless was still enabled. More recently the Internet connection is being completely dropped, the only remedy is a reboot of the router.
I have searched various forums for help, and even though many people complain about the same problem, there is little in the way of a fix.
Last week I got bored of the hassle and decided to buy myself a new router. I opted for the highly regarded ASUS RT-56U Black Diamond Gigabit router with internal 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless aerials... the dogs knackers.
It had 4 and a half stars on TechRadar.com as well as recommendation s on various other sites. I was on to a winner, and at £80 I was happy.
First mistake... it is a router, not a modem/router. There is no mention on any of the reviews and on the website I purchased it from there is no mention of it NOT being a modem apart from the lack of the word in the description.
Maybe I am just naive but I didn't really think that people still use seperate modems and routers until my delivery came and I couldn't get it working! I set all the settings as per the old router, it was wired up correctly and double checked it but I could still not get an internet connection. It wasn't until I furiously tried searching the web for help that everywhere said it is a router only, not a modem.
I have now used my old Linksys router as a bridge and my Internet is up and working, all is good.
I don't really mind using two seperate devices for Internet access but does anyone else? Is it still common place to have seperate devices? I can think of various pros, if you want to use a custom built firewall or run a honey pot to hide your LAN, maybe even run a webserver inbetween the two devices to allow access but prevent access to the rest of your LAN. Cons however are just as evident, more things to go wrong, yet another step in getting to the Internet albeit a passive one and cost.
For the time being I'm happy but I was just wondering what your thoughts were...
I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you unsure on what sudo is?
The sudo command is exactly what it says in your post, a program designed to give limited root privileges. You should never run your Linux machine logged in as the root user. To allow users to perform root tasks you enter them in a list of sudoers.
More information can be found on Wikipedia or here.
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:55:56 am »
The only downside to that, as I found out when I first started, is that there are hundreds of different distros.
So by all means look around before you try but the best way to find out which one to use is to use them. Try some LiveCDs and just find one that you feel comfortable with...
Once you've done that you can tell us how great it is and we can have another Distro War!
The hardest thing is getting people out of their brainwashed mindset...
"But what about antivirus?"
"You don't need it, Linux is secure enough without it?"
"Do you know anything about Linux filesystem configuration, root admin privilages or in fact how antivirus software works?"
"Then take my word for it."
"But how do I install Microsoft Word?"
"You don't. Use Libreoffice."
"Hmm... I know how to use Windows though..."
"Well if you try Linux you'll learn to use that as well!!!"
And it goes on...
I'm sure we've all had a similar conversation so you know how it ends... Normally I walk away mumbling something about Linux being better off without all these idiots anyway...
You could just do what I do .. slip a muscle relaxant in their beer .. then you can talk Linux at them for hours
Mark, that's a little bit rapey...
« on: February 26, 2013, 07:24:47 am »
Which every one you find easier to say. Like Mark said, they're basically the same thing.