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Old 03-09-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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Wirless connection but unable to access internet

I have seen similar post and have tried to resolve my problem. But haven't been able to.
I have Linksys router which is connected to a DSL Modem. I have connected my windows 2000 PC to the router using the ethernet card. This machine can access internet fine. I have a fedora core 3 labtop with intel wireless card. I can connect to the router fine and an ip address gets assigned to the labtop. But I am unable to ping or its IP address. Here is some command output


; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
search domain_not_set.invalid

route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use
Iface U 0 0 0 eth1


eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0E:35:3A:FD:91
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::20e:35ff:fe3a:fd91/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:3614 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1008 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:130432 (127.3 KiB) TX bytes:63490 (62.0 KiB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x2000 Memory:c0210000-c0210fff

I have tried adding a default gateway by
route add gw dev eth1.
But that does not seem to solve the problem. Any advice would be appricated. Thank you for taking the time and reading the post.
Old 03-09-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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OK. Your routing table shows the problem, it reads: U 0 0 0 eth1
but should read: U 0 0 0 eth1 UG 0 0 0 eth1

I think that the reason it did not get added is because there is an error in the command to add it, it should read:
route add default gw eth1

Try it, see if it works.

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I will try it this evening and share the results. Thank You.
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I ran the command. It did not give me any error. But I am still unable to ping Also when run the command route, it just shows the one entry. I am logged in as root. Is there any other way to add a gateway.
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Here is the output of route * U 0 0 0 eth1 .
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OK. I figured out my problem. It is the Network Manager that is overwriting my routing information. I am not sure why. But once I shut down the process, I have a wireless connection....finally!!!...


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