linux noob: cant reach modem behind wrt54g

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by kees665, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. kees665

    kees665 Network Guru Member

    I have an adsl connection that enters my modem (alcatel speedtouch home). behind the modem I use a wrt54g with latest official firmware.

    Wrt54g has ip and all my pcs use 192.168.1.x

    I just replaced an old router and I used to be able to access my modem at My internet works but I cant access anymore :thumbdown:

    I asked someone who explained this has something to do with linux and the fact both ip numbers are in different ranges. He talked about adding a virtual port by telnetting into the router ( I can do this) and doing something like: ifconfig eth0:1

    I am a little afraid to experiment since internet works now and I have no linux experience. I would like to be able my modem though. Does anyone know what to to?
  2. phaidros7

    phaidros7 Network Guru Member

    this just sets a virtual ethernet inteface, which has ip
    with this, the WRT is able to "see" the modem. then you should be able to reach it from your client.
    withouth this your WRT has no clue how to reach the 10.*** network, because is doesn't know it as connected at a local interface.

  3. kees665

    kees665 Network Guru Member

    Thanks I'll try it. Just to be safe, how do I undo that if it screws up something?
  4. kees665

    kees665 Network Guru Member

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