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Old 03-31-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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wireless troubles: Determining IP Information for eth1 failed

I've been trying to get my wireless internet going for about 2 weeks now, i've still not succeeded, but i'm getting closer i think.

I installed Linuxant's driverloader, the drivers are installed, the card is detected, all is well.

With the graphical Internet wizard in GNOME, i can set some settings like the ESSID/Key/Channel/... The problem is i can't activate the connection
it says: " Determining IP Information for eth1..." for about 30seconds, and then it just says "Failed".
Isn't there a log or something where i can see what went wrong?
(yes, eth1 is the wireless one, because if it's not called eth, the grafical wizard won't be able to edit it, so driverloader named it eth1)
My card is a USR pcmcia wireless card for laptops, and should be supported

my routers needs a 128 wep key to be able to connect to it, i entered it. but it's still not working.

Is there something i'm not doing ok? do i need to install something else?
The funny thing is: my card's red light burns all the time (the power indicator) like it should, and the green light (the one that indicated in/outgoing trafic) flickers on a regular base, like every 20 seconds it turns on for like half a second... kinda weird.

Can anyone pleeease help me... i'm nearly desperate. I wanted to learn linux, start moving to c++ instead of VB,... but in the 2 weeks i've had nothing but problems , and i've not done anything with linux yet. Please help me.

Old 03-31-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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I would suggest that you try to get the connection without Gnome first.

Try the command line utilities like ifconfig , iwconfig, iwlist to establish a connection "manually".

There are usually three steps:
  • set the connection parameters (ESSID, keys, channel, frequency, etc. with iwconfig)
  • get the interface up (with ifconfig devicename up)
  • get an IP number, router information etc. with a dhcpclient, if you don't use static IPs

If this works, you can think about a better integration into your system (so that it starts automatically etc.)


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