In article <3qbrwixbwu.fsfshell4.tdl.com>, Phil Stripling
I am indeed envious of your relatively easy-to-setup router ;-)>> > FWIW, when I tried to set this monster up in the past, I found it
> > beyond my feeble mental capabilities.
> Hi, Mark,
> I have a Linksys Router that I set up. I'm not sure that the instructions
> are way different depending on OS. With mine, you plugged it in, started up
> your browser and typed in the URL to the router and followed the directions
> in the manual.
Very logical setup instructions for using a Linksys router with
Timbuktu can be found here:
By comparison, the instructions for Netopia R-Series routers here:
......leaves much to be desired. They don't even bother tell one how to
access the initial setup screens. (going through your browser does not
work, seems you have to 'telnet' to the router)
Anyhow, I got several clues as to how to setup my router by looking at
the online instructions for _your_ router.
Hopefully, the built-in firewall of my router will let traffic from
Internet Timbuktu users through, but I do not know for certain.
The router firewall is set by default to deny all incoming Internet
traffic via Timbuktu, if that traffic _originates_ with the remote
Supposedly, the remote TB2 user can get in if the TB2 connection is
_originated_ by any one of my local Macs.
I do not yet know how to "open up" the router firewall to admit _all_
incoming Internet traffic, regardless of who originates the attempted
One detail really puzzles me about all this. If I want one Mac
computer of my local network of Macs to "control" another Mac on the
local network-of-Macs, I have to select "Built-In-Ethernet" on my
That means that no remote TB2 user can access that particular local Mac
any more, because to connect to distant Macs the local TCP/IP settings
have to be set to "PPP" and "Using-PPP-Server", _not_
Perhaps there is some other way to simultaneously control all the Macs,
whether they are local Macs or distant Macs?
If I accidentally manage to get the %*&!!! router to work, _then_
the built-in firewall and a slew of other features can be activated, as
I slowly learn how to configure those advanced features.
Yeah, fun, grrr ;-)> Good luck and have fun.
I went round and round with Netopia two years ago trying to get this
infernal router perking, but came up empty.
Maybe this time will be different, hope so.