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Old 12-07-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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Distribution: mandrake 9.2
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internet connection whoes

i recently installed mandrake 9.2 problems with install everything went smooth as silk. but the problems started when i tried to login to the internet. I am using a lynksys wireless router with a broadband connection
i tried using the wizard to configur connection but with no results.
so i unhooked My router to see if i could connect direct..still no results.
I did a ping and got results 100% but still couldn't connect..
does anyone know step by step how to configure this so i can log into the net??? Oh by the way if u didn't know . I am a newbie and green as hell.. in other words i don't know jack!!!!But i do want to learn linux
so mall help will be part of my growing toward linux nirvana!!!!!!

( Never argue with stupid people, they`ll just drag you down , and
beat you with experience.......)
Old 12-07-2003, 10:44 PM   #2
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u tried to connect to internet with wireless network card without router?
how would that work?

i guess you had windows before using linux
so did it work?

it's basically same as windows

make sure your hardwares (router, networkcard) are physically ok.
(if they worked in windows, you passed step1)

install a driver for your wireless network card
(even windows don't have all the drivers for all hardwares, you sometimes install drivers in cd, so samething goes with linux)

so see if your wireless card is recognized under linux
# ifconfig -a (as a root)
do you see eth0 or wlan0 ?
if not, get the driver for your network card.. (google "your network card name, linux, driver", or wlan)

install it as their install help file says

do some work to make it work
1, wireless connection use SSID, so set it
2, check your /etc/hosts file is correct(see if it has localhost)
3, decide static/dynamic address scheme, i recommend using dynamic
4, #dhcpcd ( if u decided to use dynamic, and configure your router to do so)
5, ping (100% there means, you are not getting anything)

PING ( 56 octets data
64 octets from icmp_seq=0 ttl=51 time=29.1 ms

if you see something like this, u r set.
Old 12-07-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
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Location: Trento, Italy
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Let me understand, you can ping the router, which in turn is configured to connect to the internet... can u ping an external address (like this one: )?
If so you only need a dns: put this in your /etc/resolv.conf file, then look fo a suitable dns near you and substitute it (these are in italy):

bash-2.05b$ cat /etc/resolv.conf


if you still have problems post your /etc/network/interfaces

Last edited by ac1980; 12-07-2003 at 11:56 PM.


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