[clug] More ADSL modem/ router/ wireless questions.

Nigel Cunningham ncunningham at linuxmail.org
Wed Dec 22 20:50:20 GMT 2004


Thanks for the reply.

I purchased a Dlink DSL640T and a Netgear WG311T from Eyo. I spent quite
a while yesterday trying to get the WG311 configured, but eventually got
there. You have to do the commands in a particular order. I also
upgraded the firmware in the DSL to version 5. Now I just need to set up
bridging on my desktop (done this before, shouldn't be a problem) and
wait for Velocity to finish getting the ADSL connection on.

I didn't get a laptop card yet, because I was seeking to save Michelle
(wife) a hernia :>



On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 19:01, Tony and Robyn Lewis wrote:
> > I'll looking at getting a D-Link M-DSL-G604T
> > (http://www.dlink.com.au/Default.aspx?ArticleID=740) and the NetGear
> > WG511 and 311 cards (one for the laptop). Does anyone have experience
> > with any of these? I do know to be careful of revisions, esp. with the
> > 311.
> I have a WG511 for the laptop.  Works* in both Linux (using prism54 module
> under (currently) 2.6.8 kernel) and Win XP.
> * The only grief I have is sometimes she locks up.  It seems to be related
> to how far away I am from the access point.  Down the far end of the house
> it happens maybe every 30-60 min.  In the same room, maybe once every few
> hours if that.
> Running...
>     ifdown eth1; ifup eth1
> ... solves the problem.  I jiggered sudo and put a launcher item to do
> this with a click.
> We bought a WG311 at the same time, but it's used in a Win XP-only box. 
> Seems to do OK.
> Tony
Nigel Cunningham
Cyclades Software Engineer
Canberra, Australia


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