LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-29-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
Ace Blackwell
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Kentucky, USA
Distribution: SlamD 12.1 / Slack 12.0 ~ 14.2_64
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 41
Network seen but no IP address?


Good day all,

First I'm running Slackware 12.0 on a dual boot with LILO 22.8. I have a HP ze5730 with a broadcom 4306 card. I have a DSL modem hooked to a linksys WRT54G router. I have never been able to get a signal in Linux. I have tried fwcutter and ndiswrapper.

Ndiswrapper installed the driver, per the ndiswrapper -l. But nothing. Rereading and finding out I misunderstood the scope of fwcutter, I installed the firware from BCMWL5.sys. This allowed KDE3.5 (Kwifi manger) to see my linksys network, along with a few near by networks in the neigborhood. I get a weak to strong signal at times. It gives a MAC address that i assume is from the router, but no IP address, and I can't access my router through 192.168.1.1. I can't get on internet through firefox, nor can I get on internet through any other mail/chat programs installed.

Any ideas on where I need to look to correct something. Oh and also I checked the Network scanner program and keeps looking at 127.0.0.1. Is this a significant address or am I to change it to a different one to scan or ping out?

Thanks, now I'm off to RTM.

Ace
 
Old 03-29-2008, 11:59 AM   #2
gankoji
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware-13.0 x86_64, Slackware 12.2, slackware64-current
Posts: 225

Rep: Reputation: 35
Congrats on getting your broadcom card to function in Slack, that's an achievment all in itself! What you should do is once you have connected to the network, go to a root shell (ctl+alt+F2 and login) and type dhcpcd wlan0. This will start the dhcp(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) client daemon, which will configure your connection and get you an IP address from the local DHCP server. Once you do that you should be able to get to the internet.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: Slackware®
Posts: 12,616
Blog Entries: 26

Rep: Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988Reputation: 1988
Hi,

You can use the kernel module or Ndiswrapper with the M$ driver but not both.

The broadcom chipset is supported in Slackware 12.0 '/lib/modules/2.6.21.5-smp/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx.ko'.

You could do a 'lspci -vv' to confirm the device. You can see if the modprobe will load the device module. Then do a 'ifconfig -a' to see if it indeed is shown. If it does then just do a 'netconfig' to setup.

For 'Ndiswrapper';
Quote:
from Ndiswrapper;
53. Card: Broadcom BCM94306MP built-in HP Pavilion ze4560us laptop

*
Chipset: Broadcom 94306
*
pciid: 14e4:4320 (rev 02)
*
Driver: Use driver for Dell Truemobile 1300
*
Other: Gentoo 2.6.4-r1, NdisWrapper 0.8/0.9 manual compile/install (ebuild does not work). Works fine except dmesg reports “ndiswrapper (add_Driver:1539): Cannot add duplicate driver” Consistent 3.1MB/s thruput, peak at 3.7MB/s. No dropoff in thruput , no instability.
You should be using the Dell driver for Ndiswrapper.

If you indeed got the device active before with ndiswrapper then you should setup a static IP to confirm.

I would setup a static IP first, do as root from cli;

Code:
~#ifconfig -a                      #get recognized devices
~#ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10       #set to a available IP
~#route add default gw 192.168.1.1 #set to your gateway
~#route -n                         #show the route table
~#ifconfig eth0 up                 #should be up already
~#ping 192.168.1.1                 #ping your gateway
~#ping 208.69.32.130               #google.com IP
~#ping google.com                  #test DNS, if fail then
                                   #check /etc/resolv.conf
Once you have a static IP working then if you need to use DHCP then run 'netconfig' again or edit the '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf'. You can restart init with '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart' from the cli as root.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FC4 I get IP address (on any network) but I can't access to outside the network bodhisattva Fedora 10 02-07-2006 06:58 AM
network without ip address bruse Linux - Networking 3 06-09-2005 04:56 AM
Network Address Translation ashutoshsharma Linux - Networking 0 01-12-2005 07:06 AM
What is Gateway address and what is Network address? abefroman Linux - Networking 1 03-17-2004 08:25 PM
question about network address and broadcast address yuzuohong Linux - Networking 1 09-18-2002 11:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration