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Old 07-06-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
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need trouble shooting help for wlan0 (wg111v2)

I'm running Debian/Lenny 5. I've got a wg111v2 USB wireless adapter. I've made some progress, but I'm not able to my system connected to the internet. Note, I do have an existing wired connection working (eth0).

bring up the wireless:

NSLU2:/home/jut# ifup wlan0
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wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0f:b5:b6:27:67
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:0f:b5:b6:27:67
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 7
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to port 67
bound to -- renewal in 272883 seconds.
But after I get an ip address for wlan0, I'm unable to ping the gateway or a website with "ping -I wlan0".

Can somebody offer a few trouble shooting tips. I've been pounding my head against the wall for days over here.
Old 07-06-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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May be ping is blocked. Check if you can access some other service running on that ip. Also, just to be sure, bring down eth0 and then try via wlan0
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I brought down eth0 and that dropped my connection. But I restarted the debian machine and was able to ssh into it via the wired connection.

This is bizarre: when i type 'who', it says i'm logged in from my wired ip address to the debian box, but i specified the wireless ip of the debian box when connecting with putty!

background info:

1. my pc is running win xp with two network adapters:
wireless (
wired (

2. the debian box also has two network adapters
wireless (
wired (

I plan to eventually eliminate the wired connections.


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