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Old 01-08-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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wifi configured, whats next???


I have been doing some reading and searching for anything really, regarding linux and wifi. I've been to my local library, they had a few books, one of tem I found fairly useful, "Linux Unwired", (O'Reilly) was very good for the configuration aspect, but never really got into actually connecting and running browsers much. They suggested using the 'iwconfig' command, and 'iwlist' for finding local hotspots. I need to know hot to get my browser working with the wireless networks that are in my area. The card reads all sorts of them, lots open that are ideal. I have a dual boot system with Win XP on the other end, and I get no problems running wireless under it, but when I boot into Linux and try the same addresses, no luck. It looks like the card is connecting, but I cannot get a browser to connect, like Mozilla, or anyother. I run Suse 9.2, and any help with possible commands to use to establish a connection would be great! Thanks in advance, J
 
Old 01-08-2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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What are the results from ifconfig and iwconfig?
 
Old 01-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jaydag71
I have been doing some reading and searching for anything really, regarding linux and wifi. I've been to my local library, they had a few books, one of tem I found fairly useful, "Linux Unwired", (O'Reilly) was very good for the configuration aspect, but never really got into actually connecting and running browsers much. They suggested using the 'iwconfig' command, and 'iwlist' for finding local hotspots. I need to know hot to get my browser working with the wireless networks that are in my area. The card reads all sorts of them, lots open that are ideal. I have a dual boot system with Win XP on the other end, and I get no problems running wireless under it, but when I boot into Linux and try the same addresses, no luck. It looks like the card is connecting, but I cannot get a browser to connect, like Mozilla, or anyother. I run Suse 9.2, and any help with possible commands to use to establish a connection would be great! Thanks in advance, J
Just make sure you're not connecting illegally to an access point that isn't designated as "public". In most cases, it's a felony to connect to someone's network if you're not specifically authorized.

Just my $0.02...
 
Old 01-08-2006, 11:13 PM   #4
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wifi configured, whats next??

the results from both commands are normal, the issue is with my own lack of skills when it comes to navigating the OS, especially networking issues. I have been linked to a local signal, and confirmed that with a log file from YAST, but what to do after the connection is established? I fire up a browser, and the only message I get is "could not find available proxy configuration script". This is about all I know how to do in the terms of connecting to the net with Linux, and I cannot seem to find any documentation about any of it after configuration of teh cards and drivers. What maintains the connection? Where do I type in addresses, in the terminal or a browser. Is there some other configuration that still needs to be taken care of before this will be possible, sort of sounds like. Any help???
 
  


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