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Old 02-23-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Wireless won't forward me outside of the LAN on Slackware 10.2

I'm using a Linksys Wireless-G WPC54GS, Slackware 10.2 on a Toshiba Satellite 2410. I can ping the router and have access within the LAN, I have an assigned IP, the router sees me and I it, but it doesn't seem to want to allow me outside of the network, I've tried various suggestions I've searched for inthis forum, but nothing so far has worked. Here are the various outputs:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"Airport" Nickname:"Darkstar"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:11:24:5E:38:4B
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-66 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:21452 (20.9 Kb) TX bytes:21452 (20.9 Kb)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:BF:03:99:1C
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:1510 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1450 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:532040 (519.5 Kb) TX bytes:187441 (183.0 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Memory:20800000-20802000

Route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 wlan0 U 0 0 0 lo
Note that the assigned IP address for wlan0 was manually assigned, if I run dhcpcd it hangs for a while and resets the address's, I can only talk to the network after having manually set my LAN address.

I've been a happy Slackware user for years, but I've never had to deal with Wireless networking until now, seems to be giving me a spot of trouble, naturally any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by Rocksnob; 02-23-2006 at 09:40 PM.
Old 02-23-2006, 09:41 PM   #2
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It looks like you don't have a default route to the gateway (for addresses outside your LAN). Try, as root:

route add default gw

(replace the IP address with your actual gateway if different). Now try:


That's Yahoo; if it works, your router is forwarding the packets properly.

See if this works:


If not, then your DNS entries (in /etc/resolv.conf) are not correct.

Last edited by macemoneta; 02-23-2006 at 09:42 PM.
Old 02-23-2006, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks a million man, I appreciate it.


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