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Old 12-30-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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My Belkin Wireless card is working but I can't get onto the internet


Hey guys. For years I have attempted and attempted to get linux working but have always failed, but today I actually managed to get online and connect to website, check my email etc on linux for the first time ever...... then I restarted and couldnt remember how I got it the last time

I am using SlackWare linux and a Belkin Wireless card.

In Windows I can set everything up fine it's just Linus takes a while getting used to.

We have a router and my static IP should be 192.168.2.11 with a Gateway of 192.168.2.1. Pretty standard I guess.

Basically I need some guidance to how to tell me Linux these variables.

Linux recongnises I have a card and like I said before I restarted I somehow managed to get on the internet.

This is probably really easy to do and I just don't know because I am a newbie.

I really have no good experiance with Linux so please be patient with me. I would just love to know how I can get onto the internet.

Thanks for the help guys

Mark
 
Old 12-30-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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Code:
su
<enter your root password>
ifconfig wlan0 inet 192.168.2.11
should take care of that. Good luck.

Note: if your wireless card isn't wlan0, use whatever it is. If you don't know, guess wlan0 first, then eth1 then eth0.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 05:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply mate.

Okay I have entered that command and started X.......

No it didn't work

Here are some results that should hopefully help you guys.

ifconfig returns:

Code:
wlan0  Link encap: Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:50:0B:9D:26
inet addr:192.168.2.11 Bcast@192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
....and then some other stuff I can't be bothered typing out.
iwconfig now returns:

Code:
IEEE 802.11g ESSID "home network" Nickname:"localhost"
Mode: Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:0C:41:8A:AB:52
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:14 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B  Fragment thr=2346
Encryption key: (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) Security mode:restricted
Power Management:off
Link Quality: 100/100 Signal level: -50 dBm Noise Level: -256 dBm
And everything after than has a value of 0 except Invalid misc which has 3231
It looks as if it has found it and it has even connected to it but I just don't know why it doesnt work

Mark
 
Old 12-31-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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My guess is because you are using a static address you haven't set your default gateway.

route add default gw 192.168.1.1

then try to ping something outside your network
 
Old 12-31-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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My guess is because you are using a static address you haven't set your default gateway.

route add default gw 192.168.1.1

then try to ping something outside your network
Thanks mi6. But that didn't do anything. It still says "ping: unknown host google.com"

Mark
 
Old 12-31-2006, 11:57 AM   #6
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bummer...

wups, that should have read 192.168.2.1 NOT 192.168.1.1 (I should double check my typing from now on!)

Can you ping your gateway? Try ping 192.168.2.1 to see if you are at least getting to your router.

Also, what does route -n output?

Last edited by mi6; 12-31-2006 at 11:58 AM.
 
  


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