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Old 10-16-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
max_power83
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No internet connection in MEPIS


I recently installed MEPIS 3.3.1 on my Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop after having too much trouble with display problems installing Ubuntu.

The installation went fine, however i can not seem to establish any connection to the internet, either through ethernet card or the wireless network. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the router I am connected to or is it just a lack of 'know-how'?

My wireless card is a "Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card", my Network card is an "Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection" and the router is a "Dell Wireless 2350 Broadband Router"

I've looked at the thread created by user 'ollywompus' regarding ndiswrapper etc but it did not help much!

If anyone can help me or offer any advice that would be excellent!



"If something's too hard to do, it's not worth doing"
- Homer Simpson
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:13 PM   #2
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First as root ifconfig -a
and iwconfig
what do they say?
the ethernet card would be easy but you want wireless with that router or does it have an ethernet port that you could use? Here is some info on the wireless card;
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/365030
This looks better yet;
http://www.mepis.org/node/7620

Last edited by comprookie2000; 10-16-2005 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
max_power83
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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:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:700 (700.0 b) TX bytes:700 (700.0 b)

sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)



iwconfig
-----------------------------

lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.


I'm basically just trying to connect it to the internet so i can update the packages, however i would like to get the wireless to work so i can put the ethernet back on my pc (the one i'm using to access this site) also i'd like to be able use it in school (wireless internet there as well). As seen above it does not even seem to even recognize my wireless hardware. Everything above just confuses me and i have no idea if its even valuable info.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:41 PM   #4
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As you now can see your card is not recognized.I would ask here;
http://www.mepislovers.org/
Looks like this is how:\;
http://www.mepis.org/node/7620
Sorry can't be of much help, but on the bright side alot of people get it to work
just takes some work...
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:46 PM   #5
max_power83
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Thanks for your help though.
I think it just requires a little more digging through the internet.

Cursed DELL products!
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:50 PM   #6
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I have had problems with dell forever, any OS. Should be "Dude your getting a headache"
 
  


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