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Richard Crowley

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Re: connecting with the D-Link 506L wireless access point
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2016, 12:03:18 am »
OK, here is the Thinkcentre
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[N:\]ifconfig lan0
lan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,LOOPBRD>
        inet 192.168.0.78  netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
Pinging 192.168.0.78
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N:\]ping 192.168.0.255
PING 192.168.0.255: 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=0. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=1. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=2. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=3. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=4. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=5. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.78: icmp_seq=6. time=0. ms

----192.168.0.255 PING Statistics----
7 packets transmitted, 7 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip (ms)  min/avg/max = 0/0/0
asking for the netstat:
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[N:\]netstat -r
  destination             router                netmask     metric flags intrf

default                192.168.0.1            0.0.0.0           0   UGP   lan0
127.0.0.1              127.0.0.1              255.255.255.255   0    UH     lo
192.168                192.168.0.78           255.255.255.0     0    UC   lan0

Finally, here is me showing route packets on the way to my Workstation (IBM Thinkcentre)
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[N:\]tracerte 192.168.0.78
traceroute to 192.168.0.78 (192.168.0.78), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
 1  192.168.0.78              (192.168.0.78)  0 ms  0 ms  0 ms
[N:\]
« Last Edit: April 04, 2016, 12:37:34 am by Richard Crowley »

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Re: connecting with the D-Link 506L wireless access point
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2016, 12:16:05 am »
Point your web browser to 192.168.0.1. I hope the admin password is included in the router documentation.

You should get the control panel for the D-Link 506L.
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Re: connecting with the D-Link 506L wireless access point
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2016, 12:56:11 am »
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Point your web browser to 192.168.0.1. I hope the admin password is included in the router documentation.

You should get the control panel for the D-Link 506L.

You may also get your router, depending on which mode the 506l is in.

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Re: connecting with the D-Link 506L wireless access point
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2016, 05:09:15 pm »
Point your web browser to 192.168.0.1. I hope the admin password is included in the router documentation.

You should get the control panel for the D-Link 506L.

Indeed, 192.168.0.1 is the d-link control center as is dlinkrouter.local (no www). After going there, it was a matter of clicking Setup-->Internet-->Internet Connection Wizard. What I missed was that the D-Link wanted to be configured as a WiFi hotspot and not as a "DHCP Connection (Dynamic IP Address)." Otherwise, as a

The control panel does not need a password the first time but prompts you to set one while configuring the device.

That seemed to contradict everything I was expecting, because the TCP/IP Configurator in system setup seems to encourage the DHCP method. The connection and the 506L are now running quite well.

For what it's worth, the D-Link documentation states that there are two modes for the 506L: "Wireless Router Mode" (which I was using (with the ethernet cable)) and "Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode" (this what D-Link is calling them).

Thank you all so so much. :)
« Last Edit: April 04, 2016, 11:42:50 pm by Richard Crowley »