|Lee Marzke on 18 Jan 2011 11:04:35 -0800|
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On 01/18/2011 01:35 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
Yes, It seemed so unreal to me that I did the telnet to port 80 test and that failed as well. This was telnet to 192.168.x.x so DNS wasn't even involved.On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Lee Marzke<email@example.com> wrote:Yes, I did get a DHCP lease , IP, DNS and Gateway. But no traffic, and the management interface of the Actiontec would no respond at all.Are you sure about this? Is the lease including DNS/etc? It would seem very odd for one of these routers to care at all what the host OS is, unless you have some really odd DHCP client running.
My laptop is Ubuntu 10.04, but I do use resolvconf to get DHCP DNS updates pushed from OpenVPN to work.However, I looked at /etc/resolv.conf and routes -n after connecting to the ActionTec and all the values for DNS and GW were correctly pointed to the ActionTec.
When I was migrating my RAID I moved DHCP service over to my actiontec router so that at least half of the house would keep running with the server down. I was able to access the internet just fine from my android-based phone, and from my Chrome OS netbook. The later almost certainly used fairly standard tools - ChromeOS is relatively close to a typical linux distro with regard to the network tools. Things that might be going wrong: 1. Maybe the actiontec isn't actually providing a DNS server, and windows somehow falls back on some known server when this happens, or whatever server it used last (most resolving DNS servers probably will serve up requests for anybody, even if you aren't on the same network any longer). Your linux box might refuse to do DNS if the server is not set up.
I thought of that , but why does http://192.168.x.x direct to the actiontec fail to bring up the login page. I could ping the Actiontec, but not ping beyond it.
2. You have a configuration issue that is keeping the DNS settings from ending up in resolv.conf.
They were there. First thing I checked.
3. You're not actually getting a lease for whatever reason. Maybe it ran out of IPs and windows users just coincidentally still have valid leases from a previous day or whatever.
Lease was there.
4. The router has one of those gateway webpages/etc and you haven't logged in. Maybe the gateway page uses ActiveX or something non-standard making this a pain for you.
That's why I used telnet to port 80 and typed 'get / HTTP/1.1' which still failed.
I'd recommend running the appropriate network tools from the command line with debug output turned on (dhcpcd, or whatever). I think you said you're running ubuntu and I'm not sure how their network tools are configured, so I can't tell you exactly what to do. If nothing else you can probably just manually set up the interface and see if you can get it running (ifconfig, dhcpcd, etc). Most of those tools should not touch any configuration files so a reboot will get you back to normal ubuntu full-auto mode or whatever.
BTW, the day of the installation I called Actiontec, and they said if it was provided by Verizon they don't provide support and to call Verizon, and of course Verizon said it was ActonTec's
problem.Again, I've solved this for myself by removing the ActionTec, but I'm just concerned that all these business WiFi hotspots are getting these routers and wondering how many
others are having the issues.I routinely use about 10 different hotspots, Borders, McDonalds, and various resaurants
all without issues except these 3 places with the ActionTec.
Good luck! Rich ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug
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