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Old 07-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
Gerald123
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Smile Cannot ping -google .com. auto wireless network in ibm thinkpad 600


I have an Ibm thinkpad 600. I bought it at a pretty reasonable price, so Im not worried about any problems that may arise. I have been able to boot the computer, so it comes up to the desktop. When I activate the auto wireless network locater, it recognizes the wireless connections I have, however when it locates the one Im actually using, it goes through three passes, but comes up with the final result, which is cannot ping google .com. IT then says not connected. I have gone into the network section and found the individual wireless network that I use, howwever when I press connect, all it does is say trying to locate ip address. I know im over my head with this, however I dont have much invested,however I do believe the unit is in good working shape. Im sorry I forgot to mention the os is puppy linux/ Thanks for your time.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hi Gerald

what type ibm 600? X, R, or T.
what type wireless card are you using?
who is the manufacture.
how much ram does your system have.

My first laptop was a 600x. it was a pain to configure the wireless.
I did get it to work after buying a wireless card that had the
Anthros chip set in it.

do you know which chip set the wireless card has in it?
you should be able to find this info if you know the manufacture of
the card

Vanessa
 
Old 07-27-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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Hi Gerald

what type ibm 600? X, R, or T.
what type wireless card are you using?
who is the manufacture.
how much ram does your system have.

My first laptop was a 600x. it was a pain to configure the wireless.
I did get it to work after buying a wireless card that had the
Anthros chip set in it.

do you know which chip set the wireless card has in it?
you should be able to find this info if you know the manufacture of
the card

Vanessa
hI
Vanessa, I coudnt make anything out about the letter version, there was something ABOUT type 2645. The ran has 160 mb.=other than made in mexico, it says Ibm lenovo.the card that came with it is a smc networks- ez connect g. on the wireless card data that shows up when trying to use it, says that it is an atherous network card, but i think im noy saying that right.I tried yo go in and manually try to set it, but that is way beyond me as I found out. Thanks for your time. I havent worked for a couple of years due to some chemo side effects, so other than my dell ubuntu, I thought I would mess around alittle with something different.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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Hi,

I would first do as root 'ifconfig -a' from the cli, please post. If your device is listed and has an IP then do a 'route -n', post it.

Code:
sample 'ifconfig -a';

:~# ifconfig -a
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:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:7588 (7.4 Kb)  TX bytes:7588 (7.4 Kb)

sit0      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-31-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          NOARP  MTU:1480  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:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:47:07:5C:E9
          inet addr:192.168.1.13  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::290:47ff:fe07:5ce9/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:189575 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:26189 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:19979781 (19.0 Mb)  TX bytes:2259712 (2.1 Mb)
          Interrupt:10 Memory:10000000-10000024
Code:
sample 'route -n';
~# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 wlan0
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    1      0        0 wlan0
In the first example I have a IP address of '192.168.1.13' assigned to wlan0. Now look at the route sample and you will see the assignment of the default gateway as 192.168.1.1 for device wlan0.

If things are correct then I should be able to 'ping 192.168.1.1' (gateway). If my 'DNS' is proper then I should be able to ping outside the LAN with 'ping 74.125.45.100' which is google's IP. If I get that ping then I should be able to 'ping google.com'. If I get errors from that last ping then the '/etc/resolv.conf' file is not setup with the proper nameserver (DNS).

Code:
 sample '/etc/resolv.conf';

search 192.168.1.1     

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx   #ISP DSN 'replace xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
                             #with IP from your ISP
nameserver 4.2.2.1           #Verizon third level DNS
nameserver 4.2.2.2
nameserver 4.2.2.3
nameserver 4.2.2.4
I like use my DNS then as a fallback I'll use a third level DNS in my '/etc/resolv.conf'.
 
  


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