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Old 10-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Question OPENSUSE and wireless connection. Connection exists, but doesn't supply access.

I am able to access the Internet with my corded connection (as you can see).
However, I am having trouble with my wireless. I get a connection that shows EXCELLENT, but still Firefox, Thunderbird, etc. don't have any connection.

Any ideas I would be thankful for. I need to free this computer from the cord.

OpenSuse 12.3
Old 10-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Have you re-started your computer since setting up the wireless connection? I've sometimes found that when I've switched connections, it hasn't worked properly until I've restarted.

If yes, I'd suggest trying the following in a terminal window while connected to wireless, to see if it gives any clues:

$ /sbin/ifconfig # Does this show a configured interface named something like "wlanX"?
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:d2:ab:cd:ef 
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:d2ff:feab:cdef/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:162887 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:108354 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:195527132 (186.4 MiB)  TX bytes:14756548 (14.0 MiB)
$ netstat -rn # Do you have a route defined to "" for this interface?
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface         UG        0 0          0 wlan0
$ nslookup                   # Can you resolve a domain name?

Non-authoritative answer:

$ nslookup # If not, does it work using Google DNS server?

Non-authoritative answer:

$ ping # Can you ping by domain name?
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=136 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=2 ttl=47 time=135 ms
$ ping             # Or by IP address?
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=48 time=40.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=48 time=35.3 ms

Last edited by Robhogg; 10-13-2013 at 11:07 AM.


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