Debian Squeeze - Cannot connect to network
I installed Debian Squeeze to a partition on my HP Mini 110 netbook. On the other partition, I have Lubuntu installed, and it works fine. On The debian install, I was finally able to get wicd installed, it sees my network, but won't connect. Initially, it said that I was entering the wrong passphrase. Scratching my head, because I verified I entered the wrong one over and over again, I finally made the network open. Now that it's open, it still won't connect. I could use some assistance,
Okay, what does ifconfig say?
tried to ping your box? try this:
Let's see where we end up, it is in the install of Debian, I'm sure...
The usual way I initiate networking is (in the console)
Start here: WiFi - Debian Wiki : http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:cc:47:89:e1
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:26 Base address:0x8000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:8058 (7.8 KiB) TX bytes:8058 (7.8 KiB)
I'll post the output of the pings as soon as I get them, I forgot my router's ip, :o
Also, please post the contents of your /etc/network/interfaces file.
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Your router's ip address is likely 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 or something like that. If you have another computer in your network, find out its IP address and replace the last numeral with "1." The odds are that will connect to your router.
Ok, here is my /etc/network/interfaces file:
Unless 192.168.2.1 is running a DNS server program such as BIND, I think you need to point to a valid DNS server.
If 192.168.2.1 is a router, as I suspect is likely, it will pass the nameserver to DHCP clients, but not to static IP clients.
Again, if my guess is correct (and I am guessing), you need to enter a valid DNS server address for the dns-nameservers value or remove that line.
Here's my /etc/network/interfaces for comparison:
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