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Router Configuration

Some generic settings:

ISP-specifc settings

Port Fowarding

Router Firmware

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A derivative of Tomato that adds support for a router's USB ports. Home.
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A derivative of OpenWrt designed for end users. Home. Wikipedia.
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Broadcom BCM4312 Wireless Network Controller

The Broadcom BCM4312 transceiver is the 802.11b/g wireless network interface on the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v, where it is known as the Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini PCI Express Card.

To verify the device:

-> lspci -vnn | grep -i net
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

Here, the vendor ID is 14e4, the device ID is 4315, "LP" abbreviates "low power," and "PHY" abbreviates "physical layer."


Broadcom provides a Linux driver for this card (wl), but its license precludes distribution with Fedora. Fedora provides an open-source alternative driver (b43), although this dirver requires proprietary Broadcom firmware.

wl driver: The RPM Fusion non-free repository provides packages to easily install the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver:

-> yum install broadcom-wl kmod-wl
-> yum install kmod-wl-`uname -r'

Note that the third package is specific to the kernel version (determined here via "uname -r"). Consequently, the second step above must be repeated after each kernel update.

b43 driver: The Linux b43 driver loads the chip's firmware (from /lib/firmware/b43) to enable the interface, and this firmware must be acquired separately from the Fedora distribution. Install the firmware and load the kernel modules:

-> yum install b43-fwcutter
-> cd /tmp
-> wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-
-> tar xjf b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
-> b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
-> modprobe -r b43
-> modprobe b43

(Adapted from the Linux Wireless instructions for using the b43 driver with an LP-PHY chip. "ssb" abbreviates single-sideband modulation.) The directory /tmp/broadcom-wl-5.100.138 and the package b43-fwcutter are no longer required:

-> yum erase b43-fwcutter
-> /bin/rm -fr /tmp/broadcom-wl-

Cisco Linksys Routers

E1000. DSLR/BBR Linksys Forum. Verizon Help. Linksys/Wikipedia. Linksys Info Forums.
Web interface
The router provides its configuration interface through an embedded web server available to any computer on the home network. To access this interface, open URL in any web browser. (This is the default IP address. It can be changed using this interface.) For the subsequent login window, leave the username empty and enter only the router's password. The default password for a new or reset router is "admin" (without quotation marks).
Cisco Connect
E-series and Valet routers ship with Cisco Connect software for managing Cisco Linksys routers under Windows or MAC operating systems. Use Cisco Connect to view and edit basic configurations, such as network names and passwords. For advanced configuration, Cisco Connect opens the router's web interface.
Linksys Support. Wikipedia. V1.1 has Broadcom BCM5352 200-MHz chip, 16 MB RAM, 4 MB flash memory.
Linksys Support. Wikipedia. V1.1 has Broadcom BCM5352 200-MHz chip, 16 MB RAM, 4 MB flash memory.

To see the DHCP clients table, select Status, Local Network, and DHCP Clients Table.

Cradlepoint Routers

MBR900 Mobile Broadband N Router

Configuration paths:

Verizon DSL Modems/Routers

DSLR/BBR FAQ. Westell Techincal Support.
Westell 6100
Westell 6100F
Westell 2200
Web interface
To access the modem's web interface, open URL in a browser running on a computer directly attached to the modem via ethernet. If the modem is in bridge mode, reset it first.
Direct connection
To connect to the Internet from a single computer attached to the modem via ethernet, set the modem to use PPPoE and DHCP.
External router
To access the Internet through an external router attached to the modem, set the modem to use bridge mode and to disable DHCP. (The router must be configured to use the username and password required by the ISP).

Miscellaneous Devices

Aluratek AIRMM1_F Internet Clock Radio
Home. Web interface for firmware update; use "admin" for both username and password.
Linksys by Cisco WPC54G Wireless-G Adaptor

Netgear WN2000RPT Wireless Range Extender

Links: Home. FAQ. Installation Guide.

To open the web interface: Connect a computer to the WN2000RPT by either wired or wireless link. From a web browser, load www.mywifiext.net or www.mywifiext.com(?). The factory-set unername and password are "admin" and "password."

Xfinity/Comcast Router

Arris International TG852G Wireless Gateway: Use web interface via to configure router. The user name is "admin" and its default password is "password" unless changed by user. The default SSID and it's WPA key are printed on a label on the underside of the router's base and can be changed. To reboot with settings preserved, press and hold reset button for 2-5 seconds. To restore router's factory settings, press and hold reset button to 15 seconds.