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Old 10-02-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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my computer sees the network, but it doesnt connect to it

ok so heres what i got so far...

in kde i found this neat little thing called kwifimanager, when i open it and hit scan for networks a bunch of networks come up, mine, and some of my neighbors, because i remember seeing them for the windows days. but i can't connect to any of them, it just says searching for network, whatever one i select. it gets the access point and all that but it always says out of range, and i know thats not right, because it connects fine in windows and if it can find my neighbors networks from across the street, it shouldnt have problems from down the hall.

i'm almost positive its something to do with my configuration.
also whenever i first start it up, before i first login it says something like this

dnsmasq: dnsmasq: failed to bind listening socket for address already in use.

that too is untrue because i've swtiched the ip address many times and it says the same thing for everyone, and there is only 2 computers on this network, and mine has a static ip and the other one stays the same anyways.

so if anyone can help it'd be great.

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Old 10-02-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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Are you running DNSmasq on the machine connected via wireless? I think it should only be run on the firewall PC. Also, when it says the address is already in use, it probably means the address/port combination is already being listened too by some other process on your PC. Maybe DNSmasq is somehow trying to startup twice.

This command will show you what processes are listening. Run it as root to get more informaiton.
netstat -l --ip
Old 10-03-2006, 06:40 AM   #3
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simply chk for the subnet mask address make it instead of if so..thazz all i can say
Old 10-03-2006, 08:48 PM   #4
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i don't think thats it, it's not even connecting to the router.
Old 10-06-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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Do you have any kind of firewall script running that might be blocking your interface address or the router's address?

Also, and I wish I knew what causes this, sometimes I can't connect to my router until I unplug it for a few seconds to force it to rediscover devices.


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