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Old 11-30-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
tonye
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why is wicd not fully connecting?


this has been the problem for a while. wicd will say that it has connected, but when i start firefox, or links2 it acts as though im not connected. ie. it will say couldnt connect to page/server. i know its a wicd problem because when i use rutilT on a live cd that also has wicd, it connects. this is a fresh install im dealing with, im just looking for an answer. or what else should i use. im thinking of nm-applet without gnome. i am at a hotel dealing with a open ap, no wep or wpa. please help
 
Old 11-30-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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if your getting an ip then you may have DNS issues. Firstly: are you sure its an open AP at a hotel? maybe they have not opened your account to use it. just because the AP does not ask for a passphrase does not mean its open.

anyways, try pinging your gate way to see if you are actually on the intranet first
Code:
@monk ~]$ route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 wlan0
default         192.168.1.254   0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
the gateway address in my case is highlighted in yellow. So, now just type ping at the prompt followed by the gateway ip address and see what happens. if that DOES work then try
Code:
@monk ~]$ ping www.yahoo.com
if you dont get a response to the web site then it is a DNS issue. However, if you dont get a response to the gateway ping attempt then you got something else going on and adding public DNS servers will be a wast of your time.

you could try some open DNS servers and place then in your network config ( you didnt state the os your running). you can get some at this link @ http://www.dnsserverlist.org/ thats if your actually gettitng an ip .
 
Old 12-02-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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if your getting an ip then you may have DNS issues. Firstly: are you sure its an open AP at a hotel? maybe they have not opened your account to use it. just because the AP does not ask for a passphrase does not mean its open.

anyways, try pinging your gate way to see if you are actually on the intranet first
Code:
@monk ~]$ route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 wlan0
default         192.168.1.254   0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
the gateway address in my case is highlighted in yellow. So, now just type ping at the prompt followed by the gateway ip address and see what happens. if that DOES work then try
Code:
@monk ~]$ ping www.yahoo.com
if you dont get a response to the web site then it is a DNS issue. However, if you dont get a response to the gateway ping attempt then you got something else going on and adding public DNS servers will be a wast of your time.

you could try some open DNS servers and place then in your network config ( you didnt state the os your running). you can get some at this link @ http://www.dnsserverlist.org/ thats if your actually gettitng an ip .
i was using gentoo at the time, and yes, the hotel ap is open because i was able to connect with rutilt utility on a livecd.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 12:25 AM   #4
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should I do a chmod au+wr on the net config file since I needed a root pass to connect with rutilt?
 
  


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