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Off-net... [Jul. 29th, 2005|07:22 pm]
The Love Bug
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Yes indeed... we are off the net, as moosical said last night. Our broadband router has gone tits-up.

Our network setup is thus:
  • broadband router/modem - my PC, Caroline's PC, Linux server, Wireless router
  • wireless router - laptop, work laptop (wired though, not wireless)
I was messing around with the wireless router, trying to get the PCs on the broadband router to talk to the PCs on the wireless router (which may not even be possible, but hey)... and the broadband router hiccupped - no idea why as I wasn't even working on that one. I rebooted the broadband router, and it won't even boot up.

The broadband router/modem was only a cheapo thing, DABSValue to be exact, so I just bought another of the same. It's a newer model, which looks a lot nicer than its predecessor.

It isn't going to arrive until Wednesday, so we're off the net until then... except through work.

Bah, bottom-biscuits.
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[User Picture]From: mrnukem
2005-07-29 06:26 pm (UTC)
Did you by chance try and reinstall the firmware on the router?

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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 06:31 pm (UTC)
I didn't, and I couldn't even if I wanted to! :o)

Factory reset isn't working, so I can't get to the web interface... don't even know what the IP address of the router is any more.

It doesn't appear to be booting up at all, even though it is apparently communicating on the network.
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[User Picture]From: grumpydave
2005-07-29 06:44 pm (UTC)
Does the router have a serial port on it?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 06:47 pm (UTC)
No, but it does have a USB port. It's a bit late for that now though :o)

Although if I can get it working again, then it'll work as a failover.
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[User Picture]From: grumpydave
2005-07-29 07:00 pm (UTC)
Generally devices like this have a way to restore the firmware built into the bootrom, usually that's activated via a serial console - but it might be that the router you have does another way... might be worth checking the manual.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 07:04 pm (UTC)
Manual? :o)

This is a cheap crappy DABSValue DSL modem/router! You don't expect to get a manual for £25?!?
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[User Picture]From: conphie
2005-07-29 07:02 pm (UTC)
this reads like a conversation in our house ;o)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 07:05 pm (UTC)
LOL
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[User Picture]From: j7xz49br3m93xrr
2005-07-29 07:12 pm (UTC)
You can pick up el cheapo wireless + DSL modem routers now too (if you're on DSL). We have one and it does everything down to the DHCP and NAT on all wired and wireless machines.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 07:28 pm (UTC)
We have multiple static IPs on our DSL, and I wasn't aware that combined jobbies could deal with static IPs and DHCP at the same time within different subnets.

This is a solution that works... when hardware doesn't foul up, obviously! :o)
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[User Picture]From: j7xz49br3m93xrr
2005-07-29 07:32 pm (UTC)
They can definitely deal with DHCP and static at the same time, but different subnets.. never tried that!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 07:35 pm (UTC)
Likewise. Thus we use the broadband router to cater for the ISP-supplied IP block, and the wireless router to look after the private subnet.
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[User Picture]From: yumseta
2005-07-29 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ouch.

We're quite lucky, as we have a combined Wireless Router/Modem/Gateway, which does the lot.

Hope you get it sorted soon.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 07:29 pm (UTC)
We have multiple static IPs on our DSL, and I wasn't aware that combined jobbies could deal with static IPs and DHCP at the same time within different subnets.

This is a solution that works... when hardware doesn't foul up, obviously! :o)
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[User Picture]From: deedee57
2005-07-29 09:42 pm (UTC)
OOOps
*woosh over my head all this techy talk*
Get back soon.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks Dee! :o)

Luckily, I've managed to get my smartphone to act as a GPRS modem for my laptop, so we can be online over the weekend.

*stands back to watch your head explode*
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[User Picture]From: deedee57
2005-07-29 09:50 pm (UTC)
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM kersplat!
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-07-29 10:00 pm (UTC)

Oopsie.
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