How to get a eeebuntu Asus to connect to XP Ad-Hoc network?
My wife's Asus 1000H is having massive HDD failure. I have loaded eeebuntu 3.0.1 onto a 4Gb USB flash drive and gotten it to work in booting the device. In looking for tools to run on the machine I ran into an issue with connecting to the internet. I have spent 12 hours searching numerous sites and forums and only found issues with wifi connectivity or wireless network connections, not specific ad-hoc to WinXP setup where the connection does work but Linux can connect but can't ping or connect beyond saying its connected to the network and passing and receiving packets (form itself I suspose)
Network is run through a Lenovo XP box, work PC, with internet connection sharing enabled. I have 1 other Toshiba XP laptop that connects fine to the internet. The Asus did connect fine, with Win XP. The Ad-Hoc is wireless and all is set manually.
I have 192.168.0.1 as the wireless IP on the Lenovo, its the DNS box. Subnet is 255.255.255.0. SSID is SingApt. Security is WEP with an 11 hex key. The two XP boxes can ping and "see" each other and both connect to the internet fine.
The Asus using the eeebuntu off the USB drive can see and even connect to the network, but can't ping, or be pinged, and can't access the internet. I have tried to ping it from both XP boxes and looking at the ifconfig found its broadcast is .225, can't ping that either.
When connecting eeebutu is asking for the key and defaults to WEP 40/128 which won't take the key, only the WEP 128bit will. In my manual setup it is set as follows:
Wireless: SSID - SingApt, Mode: Ad-hoc, all blank until MTU set to automatic.
Security: Always changes to WEP40/128 so I have to go in and change to WEP 128 and add in my key.
IP V4 settings: Mode set to manual, address is: 192.168.0.3 | 255.255.255.0 | 192.168.0.1 in the address, subnet, gateway fields. Gateway will blank out to all 0 for some reason at times. DNS is set to 192.168.0.1 and allow for all users is checked.
The Asus connects without any problem, just can't do anything after it connects. The gateway settings are suspect to me but not sure how to hard code that. I am looking to get it connected so I can find a good diag tool to see if the HDD is visible to the system or not (can't find it from eeebuntu but my only Linux experience are with Suse from 5 years ago and it could find all the systems and drives in my home lab. Any help would be great as I am on 2 weeks working vacation and hope to have my wife's netbook fixed or at least get a new HDD so I can restore it when I get home in April. Thanks.
Last edited by jybravo71; 04-06-2011 at 10:42 PM.
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