Problems Connecting Laptop To Modem
va6bmj at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 17:31:02 UTC 2018
On 6/18/18, Gary Aitken <freebsd at dreamchaser.org> wrote:
>> Destination Gateway Flags Netif Expire
>> default 192.168.0.1 UGS fxp0
>> 127.0.0.1 link#2 UH lo0
>> 192.168.0.0/24 link#1 U fxp0
>> 192.168.0.12 link#1 UHS lo0
> This looks like the routing table for the machine which is not working,
> with the default set to 192.168.0.1. If you run "netstat -rn"
> from one of the machines which *is* working (as suggested above), it
> should show a default route with the IP address of the actual router.
> That is the IP address you need to use on the machine which is not working.
I just ran netstat -rn on the FreeBSD tower I'm running now and the
default address is identical. I checked the ISP's webpage for the
modem that that's the address it uses as well.
I tinkered with the laptop this past weekend and I found the following:
- the machine won't connect with the modem when even when running a
liveCD version of FreeBSD (both 10 and 11)--all attempts to ping a URL
- the machine updates the file:
but it doesn't add anything
- as a test, I created a backup of that file, deleted the original,
and found that the machine will still create and write to it, but
doesn't add anything
- the last update of that file roughly corresponds to the time and
date when I connected that modem
A while ago, I installed FreeBSD 10.x on an old IBM ThinkPad and I was
successfully send pings to the same URL as before.
This is becoming interesting....
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