Okay. Not new to Slackware, but new enough to not know what I'm doing. Been using it for about 4 months.
I recently was forced to switch to a wireless network due to a lack of wired connections where I live. So I bought a router and a wireless adapter and all that good stuff. I got the driver installed fine and I can connect to the network without any hitches. My router works and my adapter works.
Of course, Firefox refuses to load any pages. I typed in ping 188.8.131.52 (google.com) in Terminal and it pinged and returned fine, with normal operation. I'm just curious as to what I've done wrong. It seems like I would be connected to the internet, just denied HTTP access. Pidgin refuses to connect as well, so it doesn't appear to be a FF-related issue.
My network is unencrypted, due to the fact that I am merely trying to get it to work at this point.
For those of you interested, my adapter is the TrendNET424UB. I know, it's pretty bad, but money was a serious constraint.
I'll post some necessary commands:
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1D:7E:C9:76:1B
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:40/100 Signal level:-70 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"nh" Nickname:"nh"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:1D:7E:C9:76:1B
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:40/100 Signal level:-70 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:d1:3d:bf:94
inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::214:d1ff:fe3d:bf94/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:216 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:101 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:15384 (15.0 KiB) TX bytes:6994 (6.8 KiB)
lsusb does list the USB adapter and ndiswrapper -l shows everything installed. But we knew that already, didn't we?
I'm just wondering why I can ping google but can't open the page in Firefox. It's moderately annoying, because this is my main computer and I would very much like to have internet access on it. Replies are appreciated.
Edit: I know the problem is not an access problem at the router, because I was able to get online with a windows laptop (that's what I am using right now) by simply clicking and connecting. It flusters me that Linux couldn't be as easy as Windows, but if I wanted to have an easy time using my computer, well, I wouldn't be using Slack.