[svlug] using Comcast modem and a Linksys router?
einfeldt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 20:53:57 PST 2008
On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 9:14 PM, Tom Melendez <tom at supertom.com> wrote:
> Not sure of the solution, but some thoughts:
> Hi Christian,
> - You already tried powering down the modem, imagine. With a cable
> modem, you generally have to power it off and on for it to recognize a
> new MAC address.
k, I will give this a try. I will power down the modem; attach the Gutsy
box. Power on the Gutsy box. Then power on the modem.
> - Comcast does DSL? Didn't know that or is that a typo?
yeah, typo. I meant "high" speed.
> - Is the modem itself a router? Some DSL modems are.
Not sure. I need to investigate the modem. I became discouraged when
Daniel told me that we need to get permission from Comcast, but then after
thinking about it for a while, I rallied and decided to try it again. heh
> - some DSL modems actually have a web server/configuration utility
> built in (even if they are not routers). What kind of modem is it
> (make and model) and can you get into this utility?
I will get that info and get back to this list.
> - what kind of router do you have?
> If you plug in the modem to the
> WAN port
Stupid question here: doesn't WAN mean "Wireless Area Network?" This is a
wired setup, not wireless, in case that makes any difference.
> and connect a box to the router, with the router's config
> utility you can see if it is pulling an IP address from the modem.
Right, so I am assuming that we would do something like traceroute
www.yahoo.com and we would see the router? Is that what you mean? I have
also seen Daniel access a router from Firefox, amazingly enough, although I
don't remember how he did it. Maybe there will be instructions in the box?
Thanks for the info, Tom!
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