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Cyran 09-17-2006 12:01 AM

Fully functional, but does not connect.
 
the "Network settings" applet detects my WLAN card, and of course it also detects near by access points. But the problem is when i select my router and type in the WEP key and click "OK" it does not even seem to connect, i'm able to connect to it on my XP partition. What could be wrong?

Hangdog42 09-17-2006 09:37 AM

Lots could be wrong, like the applet screwing things up and not giving you error messages. Post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig and we'll start from there.

Cyran 09-17-2006 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hangdog42
Lots could be wrong, like the applet screwing things up and not giving you error messages. Post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig and we'll start from there.

iwconfig

Code:

eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"5642 7211"  Nickname:"Prism  I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:00:C5:BA:2E:4C
          Bit Rate:2 Mb/s  Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry min limit:8  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/92  Signal level=107/153  Noise level=115/153
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:56  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:16  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0

ifconfig

Code:

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:02:8A:A7:3A:7A
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16 errors:8 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:5032 (4.9 KiB)
          Interrupt:177 Memory:e4006000-e4006fff


Hangdog42 09-17-2006 02:32 PM

From iwconfig it looks as if your card is configured properly and is associated with an access point (I'm assuming you're not using any encryption). However, there is no IP address in ifconfig, suggesting that you either need to set your system up to request one, or you need to assign a static IP address.

Cyran 09-17-2006 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hangdog42
From iwconfig it looks as if your card is configured properly and is associated with an access point (I'm assuming you're not using any encryption). However, there is no IP address in ifconfig, suggesting that you either need to set your system up to request one, or you need to assign a static IP address.

Is that type of configuration done on the router?

Hangdog42 09-18-2006 08:08 AM

No, everything I'm talking about here is done on your computer, not the router. The only parts here you would do on your router would be to set up encryption (WEP or WPA) and then turn on the DHCP server. Most routers are already set up as a DHCP server by default, but encryption is usually off by default.

You've obviously entered some wireless configuration information into some bit of Ubuntu, so check there to see if there is a place to either request an IP address or to assign one.


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