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Old 01-05-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Wifi connected to router, ping to router ok, no webaccess. what is wrong?


I have spend the whole day trying to get my wifi working.

So far i have managed:
- to access the network using KWifimanager
- to obtain an ip using dhcpcd.
- access the wifi routers web interface over the wireless link using its IP

I cannot, however get access to the web.
I suppose there might something wrong with my DNS, but i am not sure how to fix it.

If i plug the LAN cable into the computer and the same wireless router
there are no problems at all, IP is recieved without me having to do something, and i can access the web.

Other computers that can access the router over wifi does not have problems

Do any of you have an idea what might be wrong?
 
Old 01-05-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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Try adding/editing to your /etc/resolv.conf file the DNS that comes from your ISP information from your wireless router and your wireless router's internal IP address, for example;

nameserver <ISP DNS IP address #1 from the wireless router here>
nameserver <ISP DNS IP address #2 from the wireless router here>
nameserver <your wireless routers internal IP address here>

nameserver 204.60.203.179
namesever 206.141.193.55
nameserver 192.168.0.1

Then restart the network service or wireless device.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 04:20 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I did manage to solve it on my own.
It seems that dhcpcd newer terminates but stays running in the console.
While it correctly fetches the IP address the nameserverinfo appearently disappears when the console is closed.
so the solution was simply to keep the program running.

If anyone knows why it is like this, and why this program is needed in the first place (I would think the abstractionlayers between the nic and the os should make all nics seem alike, wifi as ethernet?
 
Old 01-06-2008, 06:11 AM   #4
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Hello deepcore

You may struggle to find anyone who can give you a definitive answer for Fedora Core 4. It's been a long time since it was supported anywhere.

Fedora has a policy of only supporting a distribution for about 13 months from its release. As that means no security updates after that time most users move on to the next version fairly quickly.

As they released Fedora 8 a couple of months ago you can see that not many people will have current experience of 4.

A good bet might be to install a new version if you can.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 06:22 AM   #5
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Sample /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<wireless device> file use a a guide to check/verify your wireless device settings;
Code:
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=wlan0
HWADDR=
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
DOMAIN=
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=yes
ESSID=
CHANNEL=
MODE=
RATE=
 
Old 01-07-2008, 01:59 AM   #6
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well, ok then.
Thanks for the help
 
  


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