Cool, thanks for the description. It's nice to actually learn about some of this stuff instead just having somebody fix it for me.
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"connection"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz Cell: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6079 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5650 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:5254777 (5.2 MB) TX bytes:790697 (790.6 KB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:17800 (17.8 KB) TX bytes:17800 (17.8 KB)
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
inet addr:10.42.43.1 Bcast:10.42.43.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:4786 (4.7 KB)
Ok, here is the output of the iwconfig and ifconfig. I just replaced the mac addresses with x's. I don't know what CELL is, or what it is used for, but it was different than any mac address and I replaced it with x's as well. I entered the commands when I was only connected to wireless. I just used a wired connection to copy them here after the fact. I don't think that matters though... because it seems like a history of your connections?
Also, as I said before it seems strange that it would say that I am connected, but I don't have a router assigned IP; I have that strange IP.