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Old 02-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
Pedroski
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connect to the router


I'm trying to get my home wifi working. It has never worked. My computer can't connect to it using Ubuntu or Fedora. My mobile phone can't connect to it.If I enter 192.168.1.1 I get a timeout. So I can't look inside the router to see if there is something I can set to make it work.

I don't know why I can't connect to 192.168.1.1 That is the address printed on the back of the router, along with 'useradmin' as username and the password.

How can I force the browser to only look at the local network?

pedro@pedro-bedro:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:6c:b1:ae:88
inet6 addr: fe80::226:6cff:feb1:ae88/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:279238 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:259448 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:7
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:117773955 (117.7 MB) TX bytes:41458250 (41.4 MB)
Interrupt:41

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:26921 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26921 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:8605147 (8.6 MB) TX bytes:8605147 (8.6 MB)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:180.110.101.158 P-t-P:180.110.100.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
RX packets:22914 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26147 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:10383208 (10.3 MB) TX bytes:4298694 (4.2 MB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b4:74:9f:77:53:89
inet6 addr: fe80::b674:9fff:fe77:5389/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:399 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:8465 (8.4 KB) TX bytes:93407 (93.4 KB)

pedro@pedro-bedro:~$
 
Old 02-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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the Output of ifconfig command shows that your computer did not have any IP address allocated in 192.168.1.0 subnet. Are you sure your computer is connected the router? To check DHCP or all other setting on router, try by giving the static IP to your computer in subnet of 192.168.1.0 e.g. 192.168.1.34/24. Then try to ping/open 192.168.1.1
 
Old 02-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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The dsl cable is working, I can access the internet through the router to write this. My mobile phone also sees the wifi. It is Android, but it only says 'obtaining ip address' and never gets any further.

So I'm thinking, I need to switch something in the router. But as you say, there is no 192.168.1.1 address in the ifconfig. Why not??

pedro@pedro-bedro:~$ iwconfig
ppp0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"ChinaNet-zbgJ"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 4C:B1:6C:BB:92:B7
Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=60/70 Signal level=-50 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Last edited by Pedroski; 02-01-2013 at 09:27 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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I dont know how your computer is able to access internet. But to access router as i mentioned earlier assign IP 192.168.1.45 to the computer manually using command
Code:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.45/24
Then try to ping and access 192.168.1.1 in browser

Hope it may help
 
Old 02-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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Thanks again. I am a bit wary of messing with the ifconfig. If I do that, will I be able to reset it to normal easily? I don't want to lose the internet connection completely! Bad enough that the wifi never works, hasn't worked for 2 or more years. But in the office it works fine, same thing, a router with wifi and dsl sockets! There the wifi works no prob, so I rule out a hardware fault.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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Well, I did a reset of the router. Now it is showing 192.168.1.1 But I still can't connect to the wifi, not with the computer, not with the Android phone! The phone says it is connected to the wifi, but it has no internet access. I can get that over by enabling data, but that is the same as making a phone call, so it costs me money. The wifi is in my yearly subscription, and should have no extra costs.
pedro@pedro-bedro:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:6c:b1:ae:88
inet6 addr: fe80::226:6cff:feb1:ae88/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:9721 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8979 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:8374151 (8.3 MB) TX bytes:1692003 (1.6 MB)
Interrupt:41

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:742 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:742 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:115922 (115.9 KB) TX bytes:115922 (115.9 KB)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:114.222.140.184 P-t-P:114.222.140.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
RX packets:9484 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8859 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:8147704 (8.1 MB) TX bytes:1486479 (1.4 MB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b4:74:9f:77:53:89
inet addr:192.168.1.4 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::b674:9fff:fe77:5389/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3830 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3717 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1258769 (1.2 MB) TX bytes:537055 (537.0 KB)

pedro@pedro-bedro:~$
 
Old 02-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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Here a screenshot. Says I am connected to the internet via wifi, or at least to the router. BUT, if I unplug the dsl cable, I have no internet access.

Does anyone know why?
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