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Date:      Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:47:07 -0400
From:      Mike Jeays <mike.jeays@rogers.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Has anyone been able to configure a Linksys E3000 using freebsd or pcbsd?
Message-ID:  <20110811204707.5e199038@napoleon>
In-Reply-To: <D3F8DCE1-0FE5-47C5-ADA1-E469140FAE8A@mac.com>
References:  <20110811190326.109754y4jgqwzl44@econet.encontacto.net> <D3F8DCE1-0FE5-47C5-ADA1-E469140FAE8A@mac.com>

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On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:27:39 -0700
Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com> wrote:

> Hi--
> 
> On Aug 11, 2011, at 5:03 PM, eculp wrote:
> > In a trade with a "friend", I ended up with a Linksys E3000.  The only windows machine that I have is my wife's 10" laptop that doesn't have a dvd.  I use FreeBSD or pcBSD for everything, workstations, servers, etc.  I need to configure this thing but can't find any instructions on web based configuration.  The FAQ and the dvd all imply that you must run the windows installation programs.  I doubt that is true.  I've used other Linksys products, printservers, AP's, etc. with no problem.
> > 
> > Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> You can do a reasonable job of configuring an E3000 without using the Windows installer-- manually set up the laptop at IP 192.168.1.2 using a direct ethernet cable, and the router ought to be at http://192.168.1.1.  Note that most of these Linksys Exxxx models, especially the ones with the "L" prefix are updated variants of the classic WRT54G(L), and you might consider running DD-WRT instead of the stock Cisco/Linksys firmware.
> 
> Regards,
> -- 
> -Chuck
> 
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Mine just handed out 192.168.1.1 via DHCP, and I was able to configure it with the browser. But I returned it to Best Buy as it didn't have as good a range as the older one I was replacing. I didn't need to use the DVD at all to configure it.



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