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.
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.
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
RX bytes:66964179 (66.9 MB) TX bytes:8300566 (8.3 MB)
Interrupt:27 Base address:0x8000
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.
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.
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.