Wayne Johnson | 1 May 01:38 2007
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Re: TCLUG relaunched - Wed May 2, 6:30 - 8pm

June 2nd is the date we're currently looking at.  We have a few constraints like the end of school and staff vacations.

Eric Peterson <srcfoo <at> gmail.com> wrote:

On 4/30/07, Wayne Johnson wrote:
> One item I'd like to add to the agenda would be our (Doug Coats and I) offer
> to host an installfest at HCA (same location as last June). I'd like some
> sort of "official" yes or no so we can start planning. I'd like to also get
> a list of people to volunteer to help, etc. Please discuss it and let me
> know what's happening.

I was at that installfest last summer. The location worked well and I
think it would be a good place to have another. So my vote is for
"yes".

It was difficult enough to get everything together for this meeting so
it would be great to have a definite date, time and place for the
installfest.

Thanks for volunteering! Let me know how I can help.

Eric
<at> yahoo.com>



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Andrew Zbikowski | 1 May 19:06 2007
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Re: Perhaps OT - Laptop choice

> I don't recall the name of the software, but there is an application
> that will allows for splitting the touch pad for left and right
> clicking.

Found an old bookmarks.htm. :)

Sidetrack:
http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/sidetrack/index.html

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Eric Peterson | 1 May 20:04 2007
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Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt

I just moved from Minnetonka to Brooklyn Park. In the process I
transferred my cable internet. After dealing with Comcast on the phone
I looked for alternatives, but unfortunately it looks like Sprint is
the only other provider of DSL/Cable in the area. So I'm still with
Comcast (feel free to make recommendations).

I was able to get my connection working with my Linux laptop just
fine, but when I connect the Linksys which is running OpenWRT it never
gets an IP.

Any ideas? I'm thinking Comcast is somehow blocking my Linksys, but I
that's just speculation.

My old connection was Time Warner until Comcast took over.

Thanks,
Eric
canito | 1 May 20:03 2007
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Re: Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt

I worked for the evil Comcast for a while and during this time I ran a  
few OpenWRT devices the they do not block this from the network as far  
as I know.
Actually, what steps have you taken to check why you're not getting a  
valid IP?

David

Quoting Eric Peterson <srcfoo <at> gmail.com>:

> I just moved from Minnetonka to Brooklyn Park. In the process I
> transferred my cable internet. After dealing with Comcast on the phone
> I looked for alternatives, but unfortunately it looks like Sprint is
> the only other provider of DSL/Cable in the area. So I'm still with
> Comcast (feel free to make recommendations).
>
> I was able to get my connection working with my Linux laptop just
> fine, but when I connect the Linksys which is running OpenWRT it never
> gets an IP.
>
> Any ideas? I'm thinking Comcast is somehow blocking my Linksys, but I
> that's just speculation.
>
> My old connection was Time Warner until Comcast took over.
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
>
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Jima | 1 May 20:16 2007

Re: Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt

On Tue, 1 May 2007, Eric Peterson wrote:
*snip*
> Any ideas? I'm thinking Comcast is somehow blocking my Linksys, but I
> that's just speculation.

  As someone with 10 WRT54G* devices running OpenWRT on Comcast's network, 
I'm inclined to agree that it's speculation.
  Did you power-cycle the cable modem before trying to get a lease with the 
WRT?  I've noticed some are a little anal about allowing a second DHCP 
lease (yes, I know there's only one-at-a-time...they don't seem to).

      Jima
Mike Miller | 1 May 20:23 2007
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Dell To Offer Ubuntu


http://www.ubuntu.com/news/dell-to-offer-ubuntu

Mike
Chuck Cole | 1 May 20:30 2007
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Re: Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tclug-list-bounces <at> mn-linux.org
> [mailto:tclug-list-bounces <at> mn-linux.org]On Behalf Of Eric Peterson
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 1:04 PM
>
> I just moved from Minnetonka to Brooklyn Park. In the process I
> transferred my cable internet. After dealing with Comcast on the phone
> I looked for alternatives, but unfortunately it looks like Sprint is
> the only other provider of DSL/Cable in the area. So I'm still with
> Comcast (feel free to make recommendations).
>
> I was able to get my connection working with my Linux laptop just
> fine, but when I connect the Linksys which is running OpenWRT it never
> gets an IP.
>
> Any ideas? I'm thinking Comcast is somehow blocking my Linksys, but I
> that's just speculation.
>
> My old connection was Time Warner until Comcast took over.
>
> Thanks,
> Eric

Perhaps a clue:

I have a friend in the Comcast area who reports that Comcast made her
replace a 54G Linksys WiFi router with a Belkin one in order to get
things to run.  She has since given away the Linksys router so I can't
check except by taking mine over there sometime.  Makes no sense to me,
and I would have scalped Comcast before changing brands so their tech
support knew what to do.  I just got her Belkin going again by telephone
help and the menus it has are quite different from my Linksys.

You should escalate until you reach intelligent life forms - if any
exist there.. ask for their attorney's contact info if that fails.  It's
probably something about the router's DHCP setup or funny business with
static IP.  Her Belkin router has an IP sequence that defaulted to
192.168.2.1 while all mine default to 192.168.1.1.  Perhaps the cable
side can alter the cable modem defaults: I regularly have Level 1 cable
folk tell me they set all my cable modem stuff and try to tell me I
can't see my cable modem status screen (192.168.100.1 on both Linksys
and Motorola cable modems) to read what clearly appears "by the book"
after modem lock (I'd like to get signal level before/without lock, but
cannot without lock and they are no help at all for that issue).

Chuck
Bret Baptist | 1 May 20:24 2007

Re: Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt

On Tuesday 01 May 2007 1:04:00 pm Eric Peterson wrote:
> I just moved from Minnetonka to Brooklyn Park. In the process I
> transferred my cable internet. After dealing with Comcast on the phone
> I looked for alternatives, but unfortunately it looks like Sprint is
> the only other provider of DSL/Cable in the area. So I'm still with
> Comcast (feel free to make recommendations).
>
> I was able to get my connection working with my Linux laptop just
> fine, but when I connect the Linksys which is running OpenWRT it never
> gets an IP.
>
> Any ideas? I'm thinking Comcast is somehow blocking my Linksys, but I
> that's just speculation.
>
> My old connection was Time Warner until Comcast took over.

I know that the dd-WRT firmware has an option to turn off spanning-tree 
protocol (STP) for use on a comcast internet connection.  It seems that 
comcast blocks the port you are on if they detect STP.  I am not sure if 
OpenWRT has the same option, but that is my guess.  

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jason reynolds | 1 May 20:47 2007
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Re: Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt

I have a linksys running dd-wrt and it's working for me. (Not sure if it's the same as OpenWRT, but just in case the info is helpful.)

Jason

On 5/1/07, Eric Peterson <srcfoo <at> gmail.com> wrote:
I just moved from Minnetonka to Brooklyn Park. In the process I
transferred my cable internet. After dealing with Comcast on the phone
I looked for alternatives, but unfortunately it looks like Sprint is
the only other provider of DSL/Cable in the area. So I'm still with
Comcast (feel free to make recommendations).

I was able to get my connection working with my Linux laptop just
fine, but when I connect the Linksys which is running OpenWRT it never
gets an IP.

Any ideas? I'm thinking Comcast is somehow blocking my Linksys, but I
that's just speculation.

My old connection was Time Warner until Comcast took over.

Thanks,
Eric

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Erik Anderson | 1 May 21:09 2007
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Re: Comcast blocking Linksys running openwrt

On 5/1/07, Bret Baptist <bbaptist <at> iexposure.com> wrote:
>
> I know that the dd-WRT firmware has an option to turn off spanning-tree
> protocol (STP) for use on a comcast internet connection.  It seems that
> comcast blocks the port you are on if they detect STP.  I am not sure if
> OpenWRT has the same option, but that is my guess.

I've seen this option on my dd-wrt box.  My connection seems to work
fine through comcast whether or not STP is enabled. I'd guess that
they have a few different CMTSs out there and some of them don't play
nice with STP.

-erik

Gmane