I think this is an Ethernet router... but we've never figured this out yet for sure in this thread. Do you intend to replace this original box with a wireless router instead? Or add the wireless router as an additional device?Is very much like the telephone cable boxes except it has a lot of LAN cable jacks
Bit hard to do as it belongs to the ISP provider "Link "Do you intend to replace this original box with a wireless router instead?
Thanks for that it gave me a lead and I found a few things one being this"WAN Mini Port" (which is what gives you a 1 Gbps connection) is a software driver for PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol Over Ethernet). Your Windows 7 seems to be configured this way, and it works. Linux needs to match these network settings
I don't know the circumstances in Ukraine, or with your particular ISP. Here in the US, I can purchase my own cable modem/router (combo or separate devices), and then I get the cable company technician on the phone to configure it for me (they need the MAC address of the modem). If I purchase my own, I no longer have to pay a monthly rent to the ISP for the modem. And, in fact, this is what I do.Bit hard to do as it belongs to the ISP provider "Link "
Here they put in their own cables and I am not quite sure but it seems to be optic fibre to the node and then copper from the node to the computer just like they are doing in Auss. The only time you have to buy a modem is for ADSL service through the likes of Ukrtel the main non-mobile phone carrier.Here in the US, I can purchase my own cable modem/router (combo or separate devices), and then I get the cable company technician on the phone to configure it for me
I just remembered when I changed locations and had the line set-up I was connected to my ISP but we had to telephone them and they I think set-up the CHAP authentication. May have to go and see a friend who teaches English and get him to help me talk to my ISP and find out if they are the ones that set-up the CHAP authentication.again, partly because of the CHAP authentication we see in Windows.
I know the feeling! I'm pretty rusty with networking, and I was never that good in the first place, so I keep scratching my head with your setup. But it works in Windows... and by golly it will work in Linux too!So much info stored away it is just like visiting a vast library and looking for an insignificant little piece of paper or vellum.
That's a good article. I love Wikipedia!Don't know if you have looked at this page in Wikipedia on PPPoE.
WAN (Wide Area Network) is usually meant to be the internet
That maybe as it is being used more of as switch but with the routers capability to send packets to the designated computer or device. Where as a switch shoves the same packet to all the computers and devices connected to it. And since it connected to the main router it itself has no need to do the same processing and sending of packets to the ISP thus the wide world so in that case the wan jack is made redundant.The WAN port on the new router is not used.
No, I do not think that is possible.I am wondering could it be that in creating the mini WAN that Win7 dumped a piece of code into the NIC so that it only runs on Win 7's code.
Were this to be the case, then no matter what I do in Mint the NIC is not going to be able to read it!
No it is not any different to the rest of the world in regards to networking.Is Ukraine so different from the rest of the world with networking?
No, it takes at least two NIC's to make a router. One NIC cannot be a router. A "router" directs traffic between two (or more) dissimilar networks (like the internet and your home LAN). You can turn a computer into a router, but it needs at least two NIC's inside. A NIC can be either wired or wireless.When MS set up the mini WAN port it commandeered the NIC and turned it into a router.
This is a configuration problem. If you use just one router, and it uses DHCP to issue IP addresses to the computers in your home LAN, I don't think you will ever have this problem. That you see this error is telling you that you have a configuration problem. You may or may not be using DHCP... this is set in your ISP's router (the "box")... and you've not looked into that. This is your first step to solve your problem. You must know how the ISP router is configured so that you can configure your LAN to match it.I know even when my HP Laptop was up and running every so often I would get this message "there is another device using the same IP address. I got this once when I set up this computer but the other day when I was trying to install the router I received the same message. In other words there was a conflict of addresses.
How can this arise?
The same computer and same NIC works with Windows... and Mint doesn't work. So Mint is not configured properly to match your LAN. From the previous Windows settings you showed us, and since standard Ethernet over DHCP does not work, I am pretty certain that you need to "Add Network Connection" with your Network Manager and enter the proper settings. We suspect these to be PPPoE (and CHAP authentication), but you have not successfully done this. There may be more configuration information needed that we have not discovered. Mint will work, I have no doubt in my mind at all. But you must set it up properly to match your local network.I believe I have come to an understanding why I cannot access the net through Linux Mint.