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Old 11-30-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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Question final step to wifi?


I have my wireless pcmcia card installed. Kwifimanager sees my wireless router and reports a connection, and the router indicates that it sees the card, yet I cannot get internet access. What could be the problem?

If i use an ethernet card connected to the router - everything is fine, so the router is not the problem.

Thanks in advance!

unholy
 
Old 11-30-2004, 03:48 PM   #2
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Hello unholy,

Can you post the outputs from the following commands please:
Code:
ifconfig
Code:
iwconfig
Code:
ifconfig <your interface name here e.g. wlan0> up
That'd be a good start in helping to troubleshot your problem. I also reccommend an upgrade to 10.1 CE
Regards
Chris
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
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Thanks snecklifter..

/////////////////////////// RESULTS OF IFCONFIG ////////////////////////////////////////
Code:
[root@ unholy]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:60:58:3F:7E
          inet addr:192.168.123.149  Bcast:192.168.123.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::210:60ff:fe58:3f7e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:20617 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:23967 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:14089860 (13.4 Mb)  TX bytes:13069977 (12.4 Mb)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x7000

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:49:52:DC:74
          inet addr:192.168.123.145  Bcast:192.168.123.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:49ff:fe52:dc74/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:676 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:100 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:75973 (74.1 Kb)  TX bytes:8988 (8.7 Kb)

lo        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:692 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:692 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:40656 (39.7 Kb)  TX bytes:40656 (39.7 Kb)

/////////////////////////// RESULTS OF IWCONFIG ////////////////////////////////////////
Code:
[root@ unholy]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"startrek"  Nickname:"dhcppc1"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: 00:0C:F6:0C:BB:87
          Bit Rate=54Mb/s   Tx-Power=0 dBm
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:45/94  Signal level:-48 dBm  Noise level:-154 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:10   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.
I dont actually know what my interface name is. I assume you mean eth1, which gave no output for the command "ifconfig eth1 up".

by the way, I have upgraded to 10.1CE - I never updated my CP, thanks for the reminder!

<edit>
by the way, eth0 is the wired connection im using now. eth1 is the wireless card (pcmcia)
</edit>

Last edited by unholy; 11-30-2004 at 04:58 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 05:05 PM   #4
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Right so you have two interfaces. I think you need to take one down to allow the other one to "see" the net. Everything looks fine from those outs you just posted. So try ifdown eth0 followed by ifup eth1. This should work.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 06:13 PM   #5
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Unfortunatly, when I first tried the wireless setup, the other card was not present. Here are the results...
Code:
[root@ unholy]# ifdown eth0
[root@ unholy]# ifup eth1
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.
Error for wireless request "Set NWID" (8B02) :
    invalid argument "startrek".

Determining IP information for eth1... done.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:20 AM   #6
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Its trying to set NWID. I hadn't come across this before. Did a bit of searching around. What hardware are you using for card and router? It may be the case that you have more than one AP that its picking up. Anyway, manually setting the SSID to force it to associate with "startrek" (if thats your AP's name)might help.
Code:
iwconfig eth1 essid startrek
then
Code:
dhclient eth1
to get the IP lease.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:24 PM   #7
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snecklifter, that did the trick. Thankyou for that valuable help. Credit card arriving before xmas - affero coming your way. I havent had this kind of tech-thrill since I met linux.

Thanks again,

unholy
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:37 PM   #8
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Hey my very first affero!

You just made my day. Thanks in advance - its all for a good cause.

Regards
Chris
 
Old 12-19-2004, 11:14 AM   #9
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Hey Chris,

Trying to affero, but I get this
Code:
Authorization Error
  We are unable to process your Credit Card at this time. The Bill Orders process returned an error:

CC-2502: Unrecoverable SSL error. Connection closed.

  If you wish to make a donation please press the back button on your browser and try again with the correct information. If the problem persists please give us a call:

Affero Customer Support
(800) 371-9195

Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM to 4PM US Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)
International callers: +1 415 371 9900
Anyway, just to let you know I am trying. I'll give it a shot again in a day or two. Thanks again for your help.
 
  


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