How to upgrade firmware on linksys wet54g ver 3.1

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I have a Linksys wet54g Ver 3.1 ethernet bridge.
It is connected to my pc via the ethernet cable.
I use it to connect to wifi internet.
Works fine with Win7 but cant connect using Linux Ubuntu 10.04.
Seems like its connected ok but no internet.
No help from Linksys with Linux.
I want to eventualy use this bridge on my boat to get internet from a few Wifi Hotspots.
I know it can be done but just need to get pointed in the right direction.
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  1. do you have an IP assigned under Linux?

    can you PING your gateway?

    can you ping www.google.com?
  2. Emerald said:
    do you have an IP assigned under Linux?

    can you PING your gateway?

    can you ping www.google.com?


    I know absolutely nothing about networking but willing to try anything.
    I'm not afraid of messing things up. 73 years old and its all small stuff now.
    All i know about this bridge is that when i hooked it up using Windows, It just worked without doing anything.
    Tried it with Ubuntu and it looks like its working but it wont let me go to the internet.
    How do i find out if i have an IP assighned under Linux?
    How do i ping my gateway or Google?
    I guess these questions tells a lot about my knowledge of networking.
    I will probably learn a little by the time i get this sorted out.
  3. Open a Terminal windows by clicking on Applications > Accessories > Terminal.

    TYPE ifconfig -a which should show the IP info. See if you have a IP, Gateway, and DNS Server assigned.

    TYPE ping -c 4 GATEWAY ADDRESS (like 192.168.1.1)

    TYPE ping -c 4 www.google.com
  4. Emerald said:
    Open a Terminal windows by clicking on Applications > Accessories > Terminal.

    TYPE ifconfig -a which should show the IP info. See if you have a IP, Gateway, and DNS Server assigned.

    TYPE ping -c 4 GATEWAY ADDRESS (like 192.168.1.1)

    TYPE ping -c 4 www.google.com



    In second line "ifconfig" should read ipconfig -- so type IPCONFIG -A
  5. Quote:
    In second line "ifconfig" should read ipconfig -- so type IPCONFIG -A



    Since we are talking about Lunix it is "ifconfig".

    "ipconfig" is for Windows
  6. Apologies -- my typing is bad enough that I expect others to make the same mistakes as I do.

    Damned Linux !
  7. Emerald said:
    Open a Terminal windows by clicking on Applications > Accessories > Terminal.

    TYPE ifconfig -a which should show the IP info. See if you have a IP, Gateway, and DNS Server assigned.

    TYPE ping -c 4 GATEWAY ADDRESS (like 192.168.1.1)

    TYPE ping -c 4 www.google.com



    This is what i get
    xxxxxx-desktop:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:25:11:54:85:29
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:58949 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:50320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:66964179 (66.9 MB) TX bytes:8300566 (8.3 MB)
    Interrupt:27 Base address:0x8000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:7566 (7.5 KB) TX bytes:7566 (7.5 KB)

    xxxxx-desktop:~$
  8. I have another wireless bridge (Netgear WGE111).
    Out of curiosity, I hooked it up and it works with Ubuntu and Windows.
    I can see my sons wireless and use it to connect to the internet.
    This is what i get with the Netgear WGE111.


    xxxxx-desktop:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:25:11:54:85:29
    inet addr:192.168.0.111 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:74529 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:63850 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:84182094 (84.1 MB) TX bytes:12898443 (12.8 MB)
    Interrupt:27 Base address:0x8000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:7566 (7.5 KB) TX bytes:7566 (7.5 KB)

    xxxxx-desktop:~$


    At least i know that Ubuntu is capable of using a bridge through my ethernet port.
    I'd like to get the Linksys bridge working with Ubuntu because it has a removable antenna and the Netgear does not.I would like to use a high gain antenna with it.
    I figure this is something simple to work out but I'm not sure what to do next.
  9. You are not getting a IP. Check the following:

    System > Preferences > Network Connections

    Highlight eth0 and click the Edit button

    Click the IPv4 tab and make sure under Method it is set to Automatic (DHCP)
  10. I just checked and that is how its set.
    I'm going to look at the settings in the bridge tomorrow and compare them with the Netgear bridge that works with Ubuntu. Maybe I can get some clue from that.
    Cant figure out why it works with Windows and not Ubuntu And the other bridge works with both.
    I do appreciate the help.I will try all suggestions. Calling it quits for the night.
    Thanks.
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