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Old 09-30-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
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wirless can ping ap and lan but nothing else

Hi all,
I have used the ndiswrapper to install a broadcom driver on slackware 10.0

I have appended rc.wirless.conf with my ap details but at every boot i need to run
1.' iwconfig wla0 enc xxxxxxx'
2.'iwconfig wlan0 commit'
before my wirless card sees the router
3.'ifconfig wlan0 netmask up'

only after doing this i can ping the ap and other machines on my lan

if i plug my ethernet cable in i am off and running but i dont really want to use the ethernet card at all.

These cards are in a dell inspiron 5150
the ip and subnet of both eth0 and wlan0 are identical as per ifconfig -a
i have tried ifconfig eth0 down to make sure that it isnt interfearing.

1. should i have to add something to inet1 ?

2. I can't see where rc.wirless is called from ?
Old 09-30-2004, 08:34 AM   #2
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rc.wireless is in /etc/rc.d
make sure it is executable, or else it wont get run

the reason you cant ping any machines outside your WLAN, is this:

route add default gw

put that in too. that sets your default gateway to, the ip of your access point. (change the ip if its different)
Old 09-30-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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ty mootoo
i have added route add deault gw to rc.wirless.conf
i call this file from rc.wirless
but how can i check if rc.wirless is executable

i alreay had nameserver in resolve.conf
is this different?


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