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Old 07-13-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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Wireless problems on a laptop... I have LAN no internet


Hello all.
First off, i am very very new to linux.
I have a sony laptop, and a linksys wpc11 wireless card (ver 3). I am running SuSE 9.1 pro. I have the card recognized and I can access the router and others on the lan, but I cannot get to the internet I put in the ip of the router to be the default gateway. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
-Spicy
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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Sounds like you're missing the DNS info. Find out the IP address for your provider's DNS servers and enter those in the same way that you entered the gateway (I assume YaST).
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:04 PM   #4
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still having trouble

I found the DNS information for my isp, but I am not sure of where to put it in YaST.... I tried fooling around with all the settings but am extremely frustrated.

Under expert options I can put in the following:
Destination (is this the DNS?)
Gateway ((is this the routers ip?)
netmask (this should be 255.255.255.0 right?)
and device (this says wlan-bus-pcmcia)

if someone could give a little help I would be ecstatic.
Thanks alot.(in advance)

-Spicy
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:13 PM   #5
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I'm sure there's a SuSE GUI way, but let's get it going and worry about the GUI another day.

Manually edit /etc/resolv.conf to look something like this:

nameserver 68.4.16.30
nameserver 68.4.16.25
nameserver 68.6.16.30
search oc.cox.net
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:00 PM   #6
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for spicyohaggis info, the nameserver is ur dns
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:11 PM   #7
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I went into my resolv.conf and there was only one line:

domain 204.127.xxx.xxx

so after that I added in:

nameserver (then my primary DNS)
nameserver (then my secondary DNS)

I am not sure of what to put for search....
I got the two DNS sever IP's from my router. Do I need to add anything else into that file, cause the Internet is still not accessible. Thanks allot for the help so far, when someone told me switching to linux from windows was like leaving a hole and joining a community.... i didnt believe them, but you all have proven him right, and me a believer. Thanks.
-SpicyO
 
Old 07-15-2004, 03:19 PM   #8
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the search isnt necessary
 
Old 07-15-2004, 07:57 PM   #9
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I'm not too sure if you already tried this, but first try yo ping the ip address of your dns server;
ping {your dns ip addr}

And if you get a reply great, if not add your default gateway;
route add default gw {your router's addr} {device}

For device, put in wlan0, eth1, or whatever is correct for you
 
Old 07-16-2004, 07:43 PM   #10
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More frustrations...... I screwed something up and ended up reinstalling Suse 9.1. It was a decision made out of many frustrations. First off I got the Internet up and running. Then I used Yast to update my comp. Following that I couldn't get to ping my router. So somewhere along the way I thought it was a good idea to reinstall with all packages selected. Now I cannot ping my Router. (I can access the Internet through my Ethernet card). What should I do. I am lost.
-A very confused Mr. Ohaggis
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:36 AM   #11
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try typing iwconfig eth0 essid "NetworkName"
then type ifconfig ipaddress netmask 255.255.255.0 up
then route add default gw routerip
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:36 AM   #12
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eth0 is the device name fro ur wirelss card
 
Old 07-30-2004, 05:50 AM   #13
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Hi, I got a simillar problem. Via wireless I was able to access everything in my network at home incluing the router but was unable to get to
the internet. Somebody told me to deactivate (remove from the configuration) the built in Ethernet port of the machine (in this case a 10/100 Ethernet port in an IBM Thinkpad).
After I did that I removed the Ethernet cable and was now able to access the internet via my wireless card (Linksys, WPC11)
 
Old 07-30-2004, 06:18 AM   #14
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pretty much the same prob as everyone else in this post, can access router, lan, but not the www.
i have tried seting up my dns as mentioned above but no joy there.

my resolv.conf
Code:
nameserver 158.43.240.4
nameserver 158.43.240.3
was just posting to see if anyone has resolved this problem.

Im using a netgear MA521 pcmcia card setup with the linuxant dricerloader, my trial runs out in a few days and if i cant get the www working i wont be able to keep trying as im not going to buy it if its not working for me.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 06:42 AM   #15
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got it working!! i have a router setup to share my adsl and keep be safe from the www, i needed to define my gateway i entered the following:
Code:
route add default gw 10.0.0.2
where 10.0.0.2 is the ip of my router.
hope you get it working!

John.
 
  


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