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Old 07-08-2004, 12:24 AM   #1
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Can't get wireless internet connection


I have a LinkSys WUSB11 usb wireless network card that seems to be working fine. My system has another built-in ethernet card which is configured but not used. I have Mandrake Linux 10.0 and it picked up the wireless card no problem. The card is set to start on boot and even retrieves an IP address from the router. Up to this point everything looks good. However, when I start up Mozilla and try to hit the internet it says it can't find the page I'm looking for. I believe I need to somehow tell the system to use my wireless card INSTEAD OF my regular built-in ethernet card for internet access. When I first installed Mandrake I originally told it to use eth0 for internet access because I didn't have the wireless card at that time. Internet worked with eth0. I've looked EVERYWHERE in the control panel in Mandrake and can't find where to do this. The only thing I can find is under monitor network connections it says that I don't have an internet connection configured but it doesn't say how to configure one. It also says my wlan0 is not connected, however ifconfig says I have an IP address??? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 07-08-2004, 11:28 AM   #2
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try typing iwconfig and see what it gives you maybe. if it gives information like an ESSID and Mode and IEEE stuff, the system detected your wireless card, and its even detecting an access point. so you know the card is good and the system can use it. to get the system to use it, try.

ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig wlan0 up
dhcpcd wlan0

see if you have connection to the internet.
 
  


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