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Old 09-24-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
shaolindragon
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Location: Lagos,Nigeria
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Thumbs down Save my Soul


I am a newbie running f14,i quite enjoy it except that i cant get it to connect to internet.am using a qualcomm usb modem,i have tried setting it up with network manager but with no luck.just three dayz ago i used the command"dmesg"to see if the system detect it and YES it does but doesnt give me the port to which it attach to. Again,i tried to yum update but all i get was "cannot locate repository metadata" and after much effort i got to know that i cant update yum without connecting to the internet.am using the 2.6.35.6-45.fc14.i686 kernel....LQ expert pls help me out.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 03:46 AM   #2
shaolindragon
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I quite understand this kind of problem must have been solved before but things are enormous here,i dont know where to start....help pls
 
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
jdkaye
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For starters, can you post the output to thess commands that you type on a terminal.
Code:
cat /etc/network/interfaces
and this command:
Code:
ifconfig
Please try to use a more descriptive thread title. "Save my Soul" is not very illuminating about what kind of problem you have.
ciao,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 09-25-2011 at 04:23 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
shaolindragon
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Thanks jdk.
Logging in as root..
root@shaolindragon]#cat /etc/network/interfaces
no such file or directory
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:36 AM   #5
shaolindragon
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root@shaolindragon]#ifconfig
eth0 link encap:ethernet Hwaddr 00:0f:B0:64:79:92
UP BROADCAST 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
collision:0 txqueuelen:1000
Rx bytes:0 (0.0B) Tx bytes:0(0.0B)
interrupt:21 base address:0x4800

L0 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:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overrun:0 frames:0
Tx packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collision:0 txqueuelen:0
Rx bytes:1696(1.6KiB) Tx bytes:1696(1.6KiB)

wlan0 link encap:ethernet Hwaddr:00:11:F5:48:24:cc
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
Rx packets:0 error:0 dropped:0 overrun:0 frame:0
Tx packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overrun:0 carrier:0
collision:0 txqueuelen:1000
Rx bytes:0(0.0B) Tx bytes:0(0.0B)
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:39 AM   #6
shaolindragon
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Am sorry if it look a little bit clumsy pls bear with me cos av had to type it on my mobile fone,its d only way to get online...
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:54 AM   #7
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Quote:
qualcomm usb modem
What can of computer are using?
No network card?
 
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:01 AM   #8
jdkaye
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Do you want to use a wired connection (that's eth0) or a wifi connection (that's wlan0)? What comes next depends on your answer to this.
ciao,
jdk
 
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #9
shaolindragon
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Tanx for helpin etech3...using lspci
My laptop model:toshiba Satellite M35X PSA72U-2KS00U...
Network:realtek semiconductor RTL8139/8139C/8139CT....
Platform:i686

Wifi:Atheros comm inc atheros AR5001X WNA (rev 01)...
Cpu vendor:genuine intel...
Ever since av bn using it i avnt done any installation successfully,all i get was "cannot retrieve repository metadata" and yes i avnt connected to the internet before,nt even LAN....if it requires that i do a fresh installation i'd do it and i'd be eager to follow everything you tell me..
 
Old 09-25-2011, 09:25 AM   #10
shaolindragon
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@jdk,for now its wifi cos i own a usb modem that am going to be using to connect AND if you can help me with both no problem, am gonna appreciate it a lot..
 
Old 09-25-2011, 12:04 PM   #11
jdkaye
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Ok, do you know what kind of password security you have? is it wpa? wpa2? wep? none?
Try this command and post the results (please use the code tags)
Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan
Does your network show up?
jdk
 
Old 09-25-2011, 01:35 PM   #12
shaolindragon
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Am not sure of the type of security.....
root@shaolindragon]#iwlist wlan0 scan

wlan0 no scan results
 
Old 09-25-2011, 01:40 PM   #13
shaolindragon
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I connected my modem,tried lsusb but it never showed up.but the name of the modem is seen when i type in "dmesg"
 
Old 09-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #14
jdkaye
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Be sure your wifi is switched on (some laptops have them set to off)
Can you try this as root:
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up
and then try this again:
Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan
Report any messages you see.
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 09-25-2011 at 02:31 PM.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 02:52 PM   #15
shaolindragon
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root@shaolindragon]#ifconfig wlan0 up
root@shaolindragon]#iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 no scan results
 
  


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