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Posted on 2008-10-14
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Hi,
This is quite a trivial exercise but I'm trying to rename my router. I decided to do it (thinking it would be easy) but failed. I then tried harder and still failed. Now I've gotten stubborn and I don't want it to best me!!

Just to clarify, when I say I want to rename my router, I want to change the name as it is displayed in 'Network' (My Network Places) in Vista. Currently it is D-Link 2640B but I've been trying to call it 'My Router' or whatever.

What I've tried:
1. It doesn't seem to be possible to change it using the software that came with it.
2. I have connected to the router using telnet but I didn't get anywhere with that because when I type 'enable' to go to the enable mode "enable: not found" is displayed.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Ben
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by:kdearing
ID: 22711288
Go to the 'Advanced' tab
Select 'SNMP'' from the menu on the left
Change the 'System Name' and apply
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22711400
Thanks Kdearing,

I'll try that this evening and let you know how I get on.

Ben
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22718873
Hi Kdearing,

I opened 192.168.1.1. Logged in and then I went in to the Advanced tab. There doesn't seem to be any mention of SNMP. Am I going to the right place? Or is this not the Advanced tab you were talking about?

(I wanted to post screenshots to confirm all of this but I couldn't access this site from home last night and I don't have access to the router from work. I can post screenshots tonight if you need them)

Please advise

Ben
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by:kdearing
ID: 22724136
This link:
http://www.support.dlink.com/emulators/dsl2640b/adslcfg.html
takes you to a DSL-2640B emulator.

Under the 'Advanced' tab,
There is a row of buttons on the left hand side, the 4th one is labelled "SNMP"
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22729270
Hi,

I seem to have a different version of the web configuration utiliy. See Screenshot attached.

Is there any way to do it manually? Using Telnet via the command prompt for example?
Screenshot.jpg
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22729280
Also, I forgot to mention, I looked through the various options a few times but I didn't find any mention of SNMP.
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by:kdearing
ID: 22730897
You're right, that is completely different.
Maybe because it is a European version?

Are you running the latest firmware?
From what I can find it's version 3.06.041
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22732057
It shows in the top right of the screenshot "Firmware Version: 3.06".

I was looking around for an Irish or even a UK version of the firmware but I couldn't find one. To be honest I'd say it's because it's a European version though.

So, do you know of a more low level way to change it?

Ben
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by:kdearing
ID: 22734151
I don't have one of those on hand to play with.
Can you telnet to it?
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22734717
I can Telnet to it ok but when I type enable to get in to EXEC mode, it says "enable: not found".

Any ideas?
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by:kdearing
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It sounds like telnet is there.
Try a ' ? ' at the prompt.
Most of the time, this will bring up a list of available commands.
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22735387
I tried that but there doesn't seem to be any command that will do the trick...
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by:BenLenihan
ID: 22739319
What mode do you need to be in to change a router name? Is it EXEC mode? If so, can anyone get in to EXEC mode using Vista Ultimate. If you can, what are you doing that I'm not?

Thanks,

Ben
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kdearing earned 1500 total points
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It probably isn't anything like Cisco's IOS.
I believe it runs a version of Linux.
If you can log in as admin or root, you'll have full access to it.
I don't have much expertise with Linux, so I'm not sure I can help you with that.

My recommendation is to call DLink tech support.
I would ask them:
  1. How to change SNMP settings
  2. Why the GUI is completely different
  3. How to get the latest firmware for your specific device

Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can help you any further.
There may be another expert here who can help you, maybe post a new question about telnet for that router.
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by:BenLenihan
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Ok,

Thanks for your efforts Kdearing
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