Orinoco Wifi Card
I have a proxim orinoco gold card and I want to use it on campus with my campus wide wifi network. I'm using Suse Linux 9.2 and it detected it and all. I setup encryption and set it to be dhcp etc.
The really weird thing is it pulls and IP address from the dhcp server but I cannot access any network/internet resources. I know the card/signal are fine because I am using it right now under windows.
I was wondering if anyone could give me any ideas on a fix or how to troubleshoot this. I'm realtively new to linux and troubleshooting tends to be a bit difficult.
The only other info I can say is that when I use YAST to configure the wifi card by clicking "change" is that I set the hostname to "tuxbox" and I leave the domain name blank since it changes between my home/school network. I aslo have the "change hostname via DHCP" unchecked. When I click ok it says that there was an error. Maybe this is my problem, but I am unsure.
Any guidance would be of great help....Thanks again, it is much appreciated.
Check with campus services dude. Most likely you will need to access using a proxy server - they will have the address and port (if necessary) as uni's dont generally tend to allow complete network access.
Thanks snecklifter but I didn't have to configure anything for windows and DHCP only the encryption key and the network ssid. Any other shots in the dark.
Ah okay. Try some stuff in this order.
If both of these are okay then run
and ping the ip address dhcp has assigned your computer.
If all of this works (okay I know its a b***-ache but it helps) then post back the iwconfig and ifconfig outputs as well as route output and I'll have another look.
Snecklifter here's my output...
divzr0@M-Alice:~> ping 127.0.0.1
PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
M-Alice:~ # ping 127.0.0.1
PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.046 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.072 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.091 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.093 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.091 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.093 ms
M-Alice:~ # ping localhost
PING localhost (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.093 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.090 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.095 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.093 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.091 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.094 ms
--- localhost ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5000ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.090/0.092/0.095/0.011 ms
M-Alice:~ # route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
144.118.xx.x * 255.255.248.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
M-Alice:~ # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0B:DB:xx:xx:xx
inet6 addr: fe80::20b:dbff:fe17:5b0e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:19
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:8130 (7.9 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xec80
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:2D:xx:xx:x
inet addr:144.118.xx.xx Bcast:22.214.171.124 Mask:255.255.248.0
inet6 addr: fe80::202:2dff:feab:4f7e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:7513 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:800121 (781.3 Kb) TX bytes:1542 (1.5 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100
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:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:10652 (10.4 Kb) TX bytes:10652 (10.4 Kb)
M-Alice:~ # ping 144.118.xx.xx
PING 144.118.xx.xx (144.118.xx.xx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 144.118.xx.xx: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.055 ms
64 bytes from 144.118.xx.xx: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.043 ms
64 bytes from 144.118.xx.xx: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.046 ms
64 bytes from 144.118.xx.xx: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.094 ms
64 bytes from 144.118.xx.xx: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.094 ms
64 bytes from 144.118.xx.xx: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.093 ms
--- 144.118.xx.xx ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 4998ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.043/0.070/0.094/0.025 ms
M-Alice:~ # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"xxxxxx" Nickname:"M-Alice"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.417 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:8F:4F:D9:70
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=33/92 Signal level=-52 dBm Noise level=-85 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:58
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Anything that has a "x" has been blocked out for privacy reasons....
Well, it means that your TCP/IP stack is functioning fine and you've got an IP address no probs using DHCP. The problem I think you have is that you do not have a gateway IP in your routing table. This is basically the IP address of the AP that assigned your IP address and will handle DNS and other such. For example, my routing table:
As a footnote, I would however try disabling eth0 with
route add default gw 192.168.0.1
Just change the IP to your known gateway, and run it. (You must be root)
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