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Old 12-20-2005, 11:58 AM   #16
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Well, that is easy to test.
For future use,,,I have asked this question in case if I do not know what is the ip addresses,,,can I use a specific command to see a PC, if it has been configured with ip for DNS server ?


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I don't think it is normal and that is yet another reason to research what chipset you've got.
I will try to find the chipset,,,but what is worried me I was trying to edit this one:
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1- Standard Microsystems Corp (SMS) SMC2602 EZConnect / Addtron AWA
As you know that the above driver is there (comes with FC4) by default,,,,why is it not editable when I click "Edit" button ?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #17
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It is possible that Fedora has mis-identified the card.
Do you think the driver below ?
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1- Standard Microsystems Corp (SMS) SMC2602 EZConnect / Addtron AWA
or something else ?

Is the above driver comes with any FC4 (general drive),,,or it is only my case ?

Why has the above driver been listed as First option (While 3Com, D-link come under option 3), and it does not come under option 3 "Other Wireless Card" ?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #18
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Your DNS servers are listed in your /etc/resolv.conf file. If you use DHCP to obtain an IP address, frequently this file only lists your router's IP address and then in your router are the IP addresses of your ISP's DNS servers. As far as I know, using a test like the one I outlined is the only way to find out if the DNS servers are working. By the way, I believe the IP address for LQO is static, so it shouldn't change.

As for the editing, I suspect that the reason you can't is because the driver isn't right. That is why we need to figure out what chipset your card uses because if the driver is the wrong one, then it may not be editable because it isn't communicating with the card properly.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:09 PM   #19
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Do you think the driver below ?

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1- Standard Microsystems Corp (SMS) SMC2602 EZConnect / Addtron AWAor something else ?

Is the above driver comes with any FC4 (general drive),,,or it is only my case ?
I will answer my question, form the output of command lspci


[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
01:01.0 Network controller: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W EZConnect / Addtron AWA-100 / Eumitcom PCI WL11000 (rev 02)01:04.0
Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)


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Why has the above driver been listed as First option (While 3Com, D-link come under option 3), and it does not come under option 3 "Other Wireless Card" ?
The answer will be above, becouse FC4 has selected the above driver for wireless PCI.



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we need to figure out what chipset your card uses
I hope I am getting the right result form lspci commmand.



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My iwconfig -v output looks like this:
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig -v
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iwconfig  Wireless-Tools version 28
          Compatible with Wireless Extension v11 to v17.

Kernel    Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v17.

eth1      Recommend Wireless Extension v11 or later,
          Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v17.

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Old 12-20-2005, 10:15 PM   #20
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Your DNS servers are listed in your /etc/resolv.conf file.
I did : cat /etc/resolv.conf--------output was :
search localdomain

Is this what suppose to be !!!
 
Old 12-21-2005, 05:56 AM   #21
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I did : cat /etc/resolv.conf--------output was :
search localdomain

Is this what suppose to be !!!

Then I modified the /etc/resolv.conf,,,,the problem is fixed, now I can access the net.

1- At work I have got 7 DNS ip addresses ,,do I need to add them all in /etc/resolv.conf or I can choose randamoly (What I did) ?

2- I configured the wireless to optain DNS ip address automatically,,,why do I need to modify /etc/resolv.conf manually ?
 
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Then I modified the /etc/resolv.conf,,,,the problem is fixed, now I can access the net.
Hey, Great! I guess this means that the driver and everything else work, so we don't have to worry about those issues.

As for why your resolv.conf didn't have a DNS server listed, I'm a bit puzzled. DHCP is supposed to modify that file so that a DNS server is listed. Unfortunately I'm not familiar enough with Fedora to give you much advice. My understanding is that Fedora uses the ifup script, which should run the DHCP client. If you've configured Fedora through the graphical interface, double check that DCHP is going to be used and if it still isn't setting the nameserver, you might want to start a thread in the Fedora forum.

Just for comparison, in my resolv.conf, I've only got one line:

nameserver 192.168.15.1

That is my router, and my router in turn has 3 DNS IP addresses it got from my ISP. I don't think there is any limit to the number of DNS listings you can have in resolv.conf, but I think it tries them in order. I'd use the order their listed in your router. For what it is worth, doing the way I am introduces a noticable lag in resolving names. My computers query the router, and that in turn queries the ISP's servers. Querying a real DNS directly is probably a touch faster, but it may not work in all situations if you do a lot of roaming.
 
  


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