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Old 07-04-2005, 02:47 PM   #1
c_dave1
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Unhappy Problem connecting thru wireless


Dear Friends, First of all the guys who know linux and help other people they deserve an applause, u guys rock!!...
okay...first my System : HP pavilion Zx5000 with MDK 10.1 Official. Wireless Chipset Broadcom 4306.Using NDISWrapper 0.8.
Problem: CANNOT CONNECT to the Internet?? Tried everything i possibly can, i am a newbie by the way. I installed Ndiswrapper then installed the required .inf and .sys driver files. So thats not a problem. Used Mandrake Control Center to configure Wlan0 (STATIC). Can Ping IP, but then thats that. Even on KDE the sign shows that wlan0 is up and running. iwconfig: results in showing what is should show :ssid, freq etc. In resolv.conf i added "search domain.actdsltmp" instead of "search localhost". Added correct DNS servers, eth0 is off, Basically i have reached a point that i cannot do anymore but i do want to take care of this problem rather than use windows, I cannot post my linux actual output as i have to boot in windows to go onto the internet. i just have wireless access thru windows. Please help me i am going nuts...
Thank you
dave
 
Old 07-04-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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Ok if you're 100% sure it's ok to have "search domain" in /etc/resolv.conf. Cause I have "nameserver (routerip)". Do you have a gateway set. Try:

"route add default gw 192.168.1.1"

If needed change 192.168.1.1 to your access point's IP address.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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yes i have my gateway set.
thank you for replying..
 
Old 07-04-2005, 07:32 PM   #4
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Re: Problem connecting thru wireless

What does ifconfig show for wlan0? I see you are using a STATIC IP, and i suspect you are able to ping your own IP, but not the gateway. Is this true?

Is the network open, or does it use encryption? What does a "route" command show?

Larry

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Old 07-04-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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I'm not familiar with MDK, but are you using any firewall software or IPTables frontends that need to be reconfigured to tell them about WLAN0 rather than ETH0?

I also second lwfingers question on encryption - all it means when the host OS (Windows or Linux) reports a wireless connection is that it is getting a signal that's strong enough and reliable enough from another node. It's not any indicator of the sanity of the connection - if you have the encryption wrong then both side will see the other as talking garbage and give you a dead connection.

BTW - if you have your router scan the local area (do you have another machine to connect to it from?) does it show the presence of the Linux box?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with Mandrake 10.1 and then with another of those "Personal" or "Live CDs" of the
latest releases. While I'd moved on to another distro, the problem was probably the same. I had a builtin
Network card and a wireless card. The problem was with the boot process built into the distro. The builtin
card would be recognized and started, and most importantly, dhcpcd would start, then an attempt was made
to get me an ip address, which, of course, failed because I didn't attach a wire for a wired connection. What I
learned was that I had to down dhcpcd and then restart it after the wireless card associated. The way to check
the progress is to ifconfig both ethernet addresses (eth0 and eth1) and make sure the built in wired card is
not routed anywhere. Then (if memory serves me correctly) dhcpcd down (never hurts to do this to both eth0 and
eth1 until you figure out your system). ifconfig the wireless card to where it is running then dhcpcd up the wireless
card. Excuse me for being conceptual in this answer, but I believe it is good for a newbie to learn how to read
and understand man pages for the various commands. It was because I got to "hate" wizards in Windows that
I choose to run Linux. And BTW, the "pay for it" distro release fixed this problem. I think that's why the distro
manufacturers allow many of us to get "free" releases. It helps them find "bugs" Good luck.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:26 AM   #7
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I don't know if this the same problem that you've got but I found similar problems with my wireless setup on a toshiba tecra 8200 laptop (builtin eth0 and eth1(wireless)) running kubuntu (although I didn't need Ndiswrapper).

The wireless appears to be running correctly with dhcp etc., but when I try to access the internet from Firefox or Opera I have no joy. However, I found I could access the internet using konqueror! I haven't had a chance to look into this further yet, but could it be the configuration of the browser you're using that is the problem?
Also Thunderbird didn't work, but KMail did for e-mail.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 07:45 PM   #8
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Thank you

Thank you for all your replies guys, i figured it out....the DNS servers numbers were wrong, so got the correct one's and voila....now its working smoothly...
thanks again
 
  


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