networking problem

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Fri Jun 19 00:26:25 UTC 2009

Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 17:51 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> You may want to check that the default route is being set properly.
>> Are you using dhcp or a static configuration on the netbook?
>> Mikkel
> I have a static configuration set on the netbook that references the
> address of the D-link router ( as the gateway. The manual
> says that when connecting the D-link to some other router (rather than
> directly to the Internet) DHCP on the D-link must be disabled.
> It seems that with the way I have things set up there's no "logical"
> D-link -> Linksys path -- I can't find any place in the D-link network
> configuration menu for setting the gateway address of the Linksys
> (
> The "free" tech at D-link (or I suspect somewhere in India) warned me in
> advance that he would have absolutely nothing to say about linksys or
> linux. 
You can use DHCP - the reason you turn off the DHCP server on the
D-link is so that it doesn't "fight" with the one on the Linksys.
Both the LAN and wireless connections to the D-link can get DHCP
leases from the Linksys router. I have a setup like this running at
my little brother's house.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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