[olpc-community-support] Browser failed to connect
matt_salzmann at tds.net
Sat Dec 22 17:43:32 EST 2007
> Get your XO so it's connected (green circle with white outer rim). Then open a Terminal and type this in:
> You should see lots of fun network related info. That last part is what's important. Make sure you see:
> IP Address: 192.168.0.3
> Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
> Broadcast: 192.168.0.255
> Gateway: 192.168.0.1
> Primary DNS: 192.168.0.1
> Secondary DNS: --some other IP address--
> If all those IP numbers look good (no 0.0.0.0's in there) then do this:
The Secondary DNS was the WAN DNS#1 on the router's configuration page
> Now one more step, fetch the web page with wget:
> wget yahoo.com
> You'll see wget do a name lookup on yahoo.com. It'll look something like this:
> Resolving yahoo.com... 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
> Connecting to yahoo.com|blah... connected
> then some more blah with "301 Moved..." and another Resolving www.yahoo.com message.
> IF THAT MESSAGE COMES BACK with an IP address of 188.8.131.52 then your firmware in your modem is whack and needs to be updated. The GT700 series modems use Linux with a whack version of IP6 DNS. Your XO is the first IP6 aware device you've tried on your network so it's the first to trip the bug in your modem.
> So does wget give you 184.108.40.206?
wget sends the index.html
and says Resolving www.yahoo.com ...220.127.116.11
after the 301 Moved Permanently message
the GT704-WG's firmware version is 18.104.22.168.6.1-GT704-WG
after running yum update the browser and news reader have worked fine
It would have been interesting to do more hunting around pre update but at the time I was focused on getting the browser to work.
all I really know about IPv6 is that it is a really big number
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