[buug] "Easy" integrated DSL modem/router (not!)

Ian Zimmerman itz at buug.org
Fri Mar 27 01:59:16 PDT 2009

I just posted the following on linuxquestions.org, referring to the
2wire 2700HG-B that came with my roommate's AT&T DSL.

Ian> these routers are junk :(

Ian> I am struggling with one as well. I am no beginner, I am an
Ian> experienced Unix & Linux sysadmin. The problem is simply that some
Ian> computers don't show up on the router's list, so there's no way to
Ian> set up NAT for them because the setting is not by IP address but by
Ian> the name on the list. The list is somehow dynamically discovered by
Ian> the router, and I have no clue what it is my Linux box has to do to
Ian> be noticed. Maybe something to do with SNMP? Or NetBIOS? I did a
Ian> tcpdump on the Linux box and I see the router continually sends ARP
Ian> requests, 1 per second. When my box receives one of these it
Ian> replies properly with its MAC address, so that makes it even
Ian> weirder that it's not included in the list.

Ian> If anyone has figured out how to make this piece of *@%# behave,
Ian> please help.

Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org>
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