Eric on 15 Nov 2008 16:33:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] network hardware follies


On 11/15/2008 01:00 PM, Brian Vagnoni wrote:
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> From: Eric []
>> To begin to hack the device I powered it up and held the reset button
>> for about
>> 1 minute (later extended to 3 minutes.)
> Bad can place the unit in factory debug mode and clear the firmware. In
> my experience you want to wait for the power up then hold the reset button down.
> Try a full 11 second count with the above procedure.

Whoa - debug mode is NOT what I want.  Thanks.  I'll limit myself to 10 - 15 sec 
in the future.

>> In all cases there is no
>> response from
>> the default address ( on one of the LAN ports) after the
>> unit was
>> "reset".  This mirrors my experience with Linksys devices which appear
>> to resist
>> resetting with a tenacity usually attributed to pitbulls.
> Not trying to insult your intelligence I just always like to be clear
> about these things.
> You have this device connected to a network adapter on your system via
> a straight cable to a lan port on the device. You have link lights at
> both ends. The network adapter on you pc is set for a static 192.168.15.x/24
> with a gateway of, correct?
> You try pinging the gateway with just ping you get what error, please:
> Let me know.

Okay, my house/office network is 192.168.1.x/24.  My workstation is 
so I temporarily modified my route table like this...

ursa:~ # route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface     *        U     0      0        0 eth2     *         U     0      0        0 eth2
loopback        *            U     0      0        0 lo
default         polaris.lucii.d         UG    0      0        0 eth2

... thinking this would allow proper communications.

I'm not a "route" command expert so that may not actually work :-|

> Also if you connect a phone to the Linksys RTP300 do you get any type of audio prompt. Like a
> voice telling you the device isn't configured yet, or just silence? Silence might be a bad sign.

It's silent.

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