View Full Version : I've got Ping, but no telnet

10-23-2002, 01:16 PM
Ok. I've set up an airnet adapter with an Orinoco Gold card using an Orinoco RG1000 AP in bridge mode connected to my Linksys BEFSR41 router. My Tivo has 2.5 Extreme with Kraven's update added.

I installed the wireless drivers from Silicondust. They now support Orinoco cards.

I've assigned a static IP of to the Tivo with a subnet mask of The tranfer setting is optimal and encryption is set to none on both the tivo and the AP.

My SSID is set to the ID of the RG1000, or 3d6fc8. This is the network name I use when setting up the card on a notebook for use with the RG1000, so I assume that should be the SSID.

My problem is I can ping without any problems, but when I try to telnet from hyperterminal, I get the message: Unable to connect to, port 23. I've also tried to FTP using FTP Voyager without any luck.

I even installed Jack's tnlited-binary.tar.gz file because it was supposed to be more stable but still no telnet.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

10-28-2002, 11:47 PM
Am I correct to assume that the network ID of the RG1000 is the SSID, or does the Linksys router determine the SSID?

10-29-2002, 08:53 AM
What does your tnlited entry in your rc.sysinit look like?

In fact, what does your rc.sysinit look like, altogether?

If you loaded ping on your tivo, can you get to your default gw ?

The short answer to your immediate question is that the Linksys does not define the wireless SSID. That is defined and most probably configurable at tthe RG1000


10-30-2002, 02:38 PM
My rc.sysinit is pretty long, so I just uploaded it to here:


Again, any advice is greatly appreciated.

11-01-2002, 09:38 AM
Just thought I'd post JJBlis' reply to my PM:

Sorry man. I got nothing to offer. It looks good to me. I like to keep these things in the open forum, 'cause it let's others who might have an answer chime in.

Since your rc.sysinit looks OK, maybe it really is an SSID problem.

Weird though..

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