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Old 08-31-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Comcast wireless router not connecting

Ok, I have a Comcast internet connection, and have recently decided to chuck windows in favor of a linux distro. So far I have installed about 4 different ones(slackware, debian, the debian based ubuntu and kubuntu, and fedora core.)

However, the only real complaint I have that is recursivly occuring in each distro I install, is that my wireless router will not give me a working internet connection in KDE or GNOME. This is a huge problem for me, as I need it for my work and studies.

Anyway, I've entered in both the ip adresses for the router and for the actual connection, using ifconfig, and I wrote down the netmask and the gateway so I could enter those in too. I've quadruple-checked all of the numbers and found that they are correct, and it still won't connect.

I currently still have Fedora core, Kubuntu, and Windows XP on my machine. I would love to get rid of the Windows, but it is all I have that will connect to the net. Any help will be greatly appreciated ^_^.
Old 08-31-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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Please print the results of "ifconfig"

this is accomplished by clicking on a terminal and typing "ifconfig" w/o the quotation marks.

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Old 09-05-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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ifconfig's output

Here is ifconfig's output. The address's are all correct, I think.

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:07:E9:BD:6C:68
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::207:e9ff:febd:6c68/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:1512 (1.4 KiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:826 (826.0 b) TX bytes:826 (826.0 b)

sorry it took me so long ^_^

Thanks for your help, and any advice is always greatly appreciated.


Does anyone have any advice? I don't mean to rush you, but I REALLY need to be able to connect in Linux soon. Please respond quickly? ^_^7


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