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I did ifconfig wlan0 192.168.0.108 up
and it displays the ip addres Bcast 192.168.0.255 and netmask 255.255.255.0.
I am getting reply from 192.168.0.1 when I ping. I guess this is the ip adress of my router (D-Link router with DSL connection at home)
Also I am getting reply from the other computer on the lan 192.168.0.105 but with www.google.com it says unknown host
After entering nameserver into resolve.conf it is able to locate the ipaddress. When I run ping www.google.com, it says...
PING www.google.akadns.net (220.127.116.11): 56 octets data
sendto: Network is unreachable
ping: sent 64 octets to www.google.akadns.net, ret=-1
sendto: Network is unreachable
--- www.google.akadns.net ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
route -FC shows Gateway as 192.168.0.1 I am still missing something.
one more thing, is this the linux-wlan-ng driver? if so, it has it's own proprietary control program which you use in place of iwconfig, I think it's wlanctl-ng. I don't own any prism devices (yet) so I'm kinda foggy on that.
Ah, well that is different then, unless you've changed something on the router it's probably not worth bothering with, but I would check /var/log/messages starting from the the end and working back, there might be a clue in there. Obviously something is blocking you from reaching beyond the local network, you can get dns, but nothing more, maybe some security settings and/or iptables stuff in vector?
I finally did it. I don't know how, but adding nameserver to resolv.conf ip address and default gateway to the routing table. I really thank you for all your help. It helped me a lot and got something to learn.