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I have bsnl broadband and I am using belkin f9j1001v1 belkin modem-router. The setup cd that comes with Belkin only supports Windows and Mac. How do I get drivers of it for Ubuntu so that I can setup the router and eventually configure it for WiFi accessibility?

I tried accessing and configure. The dhcp was detected but internet is never detected.

please help if anyone has encountered the same problem.

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Drivers are never needed for a Router. A router will always be accessed via a web page. You can determine the web page to go to by looking at your IP settings.

So if you execute the command ifconfig you get an output like

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 90:2b:34:36:50:55  
          inet addr:192.168.1.144  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::922b:34ff:fe36:5055/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:95235 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:68090 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:2
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:124193612 (124.1 MB)  TX bytes:6263115 (6.2 MB)

This tells me web address is very likely to be at http://192.168.1.1 which is the lowest address for your segment.

As to internet not working first connect without router to see it works, which it probably does. then plug the cable into the WAN port and your computer into the LAN port on the back

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