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brvheart

join:2012-12-19
Kenosha, WI

Motorola SBG6580 + Linksys BEFW11S4

I have a Motorola Surfboard SBG6580, and I hate the parental controls. I'm terrible at anything related to networking. I don't understand IP Addresses and the Surfboard is completely un-user friendly.

Because I want to use OpenDNS for parental controls, and OpenDNS doesn't support Motorola routers, I want to hook my old Linksys BEFW11S4 router to the surfboard.

However, I can't figure out how to access the Linksys setup page when connected to the Motorola. The Linksys shows up as broadcasting an unsecured internet connection when plugged in, but I can't configure it at all, nor can I even turn on security, since I can't figure out how to locate the software at 192.168.1.1

I'm assuming that this has something to do with IP addresses and DHCP (whatever that is), but I have no idea, because, as previously stated, I know nothing about networking.

Thanks in advance.



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#1 With that router connected to the modem, on your computer you check what the Default Gateway is on your computer.

#2 As how to get that info, depends on the OS and Version (for example Windows XP) of the computer.

#3 Since I don't know what OS and Version you are using, I will give to an example of how to do that.

For example on Windows XP:

a) Go to Start -> Run.

b) Type in cmd and press enter,

c) In the new window, called the command prompt, type in ipconfig /all and press enter.

d) Be sure to look at all of the output, since your computer might have more than one NIC.

#4 Go to the Default Gateway and log-in.
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brvheart

join:2012-12-19
Kenosha, WI

I have windows 7

64-bit

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Computer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : [redacted]
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : [redacted]
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : [redacted](Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:33:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:33:52 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : [redacted]
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : [redacted]

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : [redacted]
[redacted]
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{[redacted]}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : [redacted](Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : [redacted](Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{[redacted]}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\>


brvheart

join:2012-12-19
Kenosha, WI
reply to aefstoggaflm

I wish I did, but I don't know what any of that means. I took out a bunch of specific looking numbers, since I don't want to get hacked, but if you need them to answer my question, just let me know.

It appears that the ipconfig is finding two different network connection. One is the Motorola modem because I can log onto the software using 192.168.0.1, which I see in the middle section. I'm assuming that local area connection 3 is my linksys.

Again, I CAN get online using the linksys modem. It shows up on my connection lists on my laptops and ipad. I can connect to it, and I can use the internet through that wireless connection.

I just can't log on to the software or configuration screen or whatever you call it, so that I can establish a security password or set up parental controls.



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#1 Ignore all network adapters that are not connected (disconnected state), and ignore all IPv6 network IDs - for example the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface.

#2 It looks to me that either:

a) None of your computer's NIC is connected to the Linksys.

OR

b) If you have a NIC that is is connected to the Linksys, then it looks like to me that the DHCP Server in the Linksys is disabled.

#3 Do you have a second computer? For example..

a) Your Desktop

b) Your iPad

c) Your Laptop

#4 If so to my last question and if you checked the Default Gateway on your Desktop, do the same thing for the Laptop (how ever that is done on that OS and Version).

#5 If so to question number 3, but you have more than one Laptop, and if you checked the Default Gateway on one of your Laptops - Do the same thing for all of the other Laptops (if desired do the same thing for all of the computers).

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brvheart

join:2012-12-19
Kenosha, WI

I don't know what a NIC is. I also don't know what a default gateway is. Is a default gateway the 192.168.1.1 thing?

I have the motorola hooked up to my desktop, but I'll try to access the IP address software from one of my laptops.

ps. I have a motorola xoom as well as 6 laptops in the house.


brvheart

join:2012-12-19
Kenosha, WI

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reply to aefstoggaflm

It frustrating not understanding all this stuff, but what you suggested WORKED!

I just connected to the linksys with a laptop and went to 192.168.1.1 on the laptop.

THANK YOU!



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said by brvheart:

I don't know what a NIC is.

#1 Let me show you an example of how a NIC is on Windows XP shows up (even if it is disabled).

a) I went to Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager,

b) Under View, I made sure selected was Devices by Type.




#2 There are different kind of hardware NICs, besides how it connects to the network (wired or wireless).

a) To be more exact, how it connects to the computer (if one is not built into the motherboard of the computer).

Note: By one built into the motherboard, I mean like the one as shown at »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acer_···conn.svg

b) USB NICs

Like the one that is shown on the right hand side and top of the page at

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_n···ntroller

c) PCI NICs

Like the one that is shown on the right hand side of the page at

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_card

I could on and on...

said by brvheart:

I also don't know what a default gateway is. Is a default gateway the 192.168.1.1 thing?

Since you have more than one router: That is the current LAN IP of one of your router(s).

If you want to know what a default gateway is, I point you to »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Default_gateway

said by brvheart:

It frustrating not understanding all this stuff, but what you suggested WORKED!

I just connected to the linksys with a laptop and went to 192.168.1.1 on the laptop.

THANK YOU!

#1 You are welcome.

#2 Take your time and consider learning it.

a) When I started, I did not know everything.

b) And I still do not know everything.



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