I have a Linksys E3000 router that I'm trying to set up. I've connected the cable from my ISP to the
Internet port of the router, and accessed its GUI via the wireless connection (had no other cable). I've edited the Internet setup section to use
Static IP and provided the Internet IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS options as given to me from my ISP.
I expected the internet to be tethered then. From the diagnostic console in the router's web UI I was able to ping outside addresses (namely,
188.8.131.52) successfully. From the laptop I can ping the router's address, but not any outside address, and tracerouting to any outside address goes no further from the router's LAN address, so I guess the problem has something to do with the router forwarding.
The routing table of the router is as follows:
Destinatio LAN IP Subnet Mask Gateway Hop Count Interface (WAN Port network) (my WAN subnet) 0.0.0.0 1 Internet (WAN) 192.168.20.0 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 1 LAN & Wireless 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 (My ISP Gateway) 1 Internet (WAN)
It seems fine to me, but I still can't access the Internet.
Is there anything that I am not seeing? Is there anything else I have to set up? Has the problem anything to do with not setting it up with the software included in the CD? (because I'm using Linux and the software came for Windows and Mac!) And if not, what is wrong or how can I troubleshoot this problem?
EDIT: The IP address assigned to my WAN port of the router is also unreachable from the LAN...