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Old 08-11-2005, 06:16 AM   #1
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can't get online with orinoco gold, but works with kismet


I'm using the latest live cd version of Auditor Security Suite based on Knoppix on Gateway M460 with both internal intel b/g card and orinoco classic gold with D-link DI-624 router. I can start kismet and everything seems to work; my problem is I can't get online using any browser...I get the usual error stating website cannot be found. When I use "iwconfig" it tells me 'no wireless found' but eth0 is the intel b/g and eth2 is the orinoco gold. Can anyone tell me how to configure either card so that I can get online? Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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Your post is very confusing. First off, is this Knoppix you are using? I don't know what "Auditor Security Suite" is. Also what is "kismet" ? Understand there are thousands of pieces of software out there, and we have not used them all. BTW, I've used Knoppix, several versions, in fact I just used it to resque my kids XP system.

Second, are either of the two cards wireless? Iwconfig is for wireless cards only. Ifconfig is for wired cards.

If you have at least one wired card, I would work with it first, and any wireless card second. Please post the results of /sbin/ifconfig and we can go from there. If you have an IP address, open a konsole and ping your own ip address and your router. Let us know what works, or doesn't.

You may only have a an issue with DNS, but at this point you havn't posted enough information to know.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 08:45 AM   #3
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Sorry for the confusion. Yes it is a version of Knoppix. I'm only using the wireless cards, particularly the Orinoco based on the Hermes chip.

Last edited by element_a; 08-11-2005 at 09:50 AM.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 09:14 AM   #4
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Here is a copy of the actual history of the request you had:

root@2[knoppix]# /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:2D:B6:FA:11
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:200 (200.0 b) TX bytes:200 (200.0 b)

root@2[knoppix]# /sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"HERMES I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: 44:44:44:44:44:44
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thrff Fragment thrff

And Kismet is a wireless network scanner that runs under Linux. When I use it it give me accurate data regarding the wifi networks around me.

Hope this is more clear and helps you help me!

AJ
 
Old 08-11-2005, 04:26 PM   #5
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I think you will need someone with more experience with wireless networking in linux to give you a hand. I have done a lot with wired networks, my wirless experience is limited to windows.

I intend to change that, I have an older Compaq notebook. I also have a pcmcia wireless card I want to get working. I have to upgrade linux first. The kernel is too old to support ndiswrapper.

Good luck with this.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 10:53 AM   #6
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Since my posting yesterday, I did a little searching. These links may help you get started in the right direcrection. There is a howto on this forum. I had a fast look, it is specific to Mandrake 10.1, but it will have some common things with what you are trying to get working.


ORINOCO MONITOR and KISMET HOWTO

Here is a link to a similar thread that may help. I think this one may help.

http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtop...460&highlight=
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:35 AM   #7
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Thanks, Cliff. I just read the information contained in the post to which you've linked and it sounds promising although I have yet tried to follow it. Thanks for the info; I'll let you know what happens. Should it not work, do you think it would be easier to allocate a chunk of my hd to a linux distro and create a dual boot machine?

Wish me luck,

AJ
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:21 PM   #8
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If you are serious about learning linux, and getting away form some of the Windows woes, it is worth the effort. Knoppix is a very good way to get introduced to linux. It is one of many options you have for installing to a HD.
Depending on the distro you choose, making a dual boot machine is not all the hard. Mandrake (Mandriva as it is now called) is what I'm using. You will find lots of opinions which one is best. Madrakes installer is one of the easiest to use. It is a good choice for anyone wanting to do their first HD install.

I did it about three years ago, and today only boot windows when you kids machine (Windows XP home) is broken; again.

I have found software to do everyting I do, and lots of stuff to experiment with. It is a challenge at times, and the stability is well worth it. I bought a used Compaq 500Mhz machine, added a large HD and noe have a triple boot machine. Mandrake 10.1 is more responsive on this older P3 machine, than XP on the kids 2G Hz. machine. When I stuck my Knoppix CD in their broken machine, I was surprised just how fast the hardware on their machine was. Too bad I'm wasting it on Xp...

What ever you decide to do, have fun with it.
 
  


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