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Old 11-16-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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connecting to pptp through linksys wrt54g wifi ubuntu


I've been trying to connect to a pptp vpn with ubuntu, through my belkin 54g (i think thats what it is) wireless card with no luck, my router is a linksys wrt54g v2 with the latest firmware, it has pptp passthrough enabled and works fine when i plug the ethernet cable in but not with the wireless, i read on an ubuntu forum that the pptp thingy is coded so that it only works with "eth0" so i changed my wifi card from ra0 to eth0 and eth0 to eth1 in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net-rules but i still can't connect. I've tried googling about but i can't find what else it could be any ideas? linksys said its not my router on an online chat but i think that might be rubbish, i don't want to buy another router unnecessarily. any help is always appreciated
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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I have a Netgear WGR614 router connected to two different wireless machines running Kubuntu 7.10, one hard wired Kubuntu machine, another hard wired Debian 4.0 machine and one running Windows XP. One of the wireless machinces is a Dell Latitude 600 running a Linksys WPC300N PCMCIA card that dual boots to XP. The other wireless is running a generic PCI wireless card. They all connect fine. The PCI card runs off the drivers that ship with Kubuntu, but to get the PCMCIA card to work I had to use NDISWrapper with the Windows drivers. I've had a few issues accessing files from one machine to another and printer sharing doesn't always play nice, but since I'm pretty much a Linux newbie I suspect most of it is my fault. The bottom line is it's not impossible to get these things to work.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 09:03 AM   #3
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have you connected to a vpn with your wireless card? my card runs fine with the drivers that ship with ubuntu and i thought it used ndiswrapper anyway, thats what i had to use on my fc 6 machine a couple of years ago. I don't think its the drivers but i'll see if i can try it again in the week with the ndiswrapper and xp drivers. it seems to be just the vpn connection that's the problem
 
Old 11-18-2007, 12:41 AM   #4
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by a "vpn." BTW, I had a Belkin 54G USB wireless adaptor. It worked fine for a while, then died suddenly the day I got my laptop (which, of course I had bought without wireless since I had the adaptor). Belkin replaced it, but reading the posts on their web site, it would seem they have some reliability issues.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 07:26 AM   #5
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Smile

This has been resolved resolved now, as it happens it was my router all along, I had another online chat with linksys and it been sorted now thanks
 
Old 12-01-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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Glad you got it resolved. Most of my machines and printers are playing nice although there ae some issues going to and from the XP machine to certain others that I haven't worked out.
 
  


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