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Old 02-14-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
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Netgear ma401 woreless card can't get ip address

I have an MA401 Netgear Wireless network card. I am running Debian 2.4.24 .
I can ping my local router with the wireless card, but I can't get to the internet. I suspect it has something
to do with WINS. I type in and it says host not found.

Output of ifconfig, iwconfig etc....

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:4B7:FC
RX packets:336 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:87794 (85.7 KiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"Wireless" Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:09:5B:49:76:57
Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:92/92 Signal level:5/153 Noise level:111/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Thanks for the help.

Old 02-15-2004, 02:39 AM   #2
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Have you tried running dhclient of dhcpcd or doing route add defauly gw or maybe there is something wrong with your resolve.conf file? But, the hard part, getting the wireless to work is done .
Old 02-15-2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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My gateway was not setup correctly. Up and running now. Thanks for the help.



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