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Re: Help: No internet connection

Simon wrote:

>>>>> At my brothers place I managed to connect to the internet with no
>>>>> >>>>> problem. All programmes worked, so I could add all the additional
>>>>> >>>>> programs I needed and install the latest updates.

>Meanwhile, the wired connection works (was it because I manually added
>the DNS???, anyway it works), but the wired connection still doesn't >work.

I presume you actually meant the *wireless connection stll doesn't work".

>Here's what I get with ifconfig.

>[root sangam simon]# ifconfig eth0
>eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1A:6B:CE:85:A7
           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
           inet6 addr: fe80::21a:6bff:fece:85a7/64 Scope:Link
           RX packets:7852 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:6432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
           RX bytes:6456499 (6.1 MiB)  TX bytes:815876 (796.7 KiB)

We really need the full output of ifconfig. What does 'ifconfig wlan0' give?

>And here is what I get with netstat -rn:

>[root sangam simon]# netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
Iface   U         0 0          0
eth0   U         0 0          0
wlan0         UG        0 0          0

*This looks fine!* ifconfig should show Up addresses for BOTH interfaces. If it does not, then we have one sort of problem. If it does, but you cannot connect wirelessly, then it means another sort of problem, probably related to security or encryption.

>As for wicd: I used that when working with Ubuntu and was always quite
happy. So let's give it a try:
>My, my. What a headache. These thing make me feel kind of lost...

Yes. It is actually simpler to download the 2 packages from wicd.sourceforge.net, and make && make install. That avoids the sort of conflicts you got.

Please post 'ifconfig wlan0'. Use system-config-network to configure the wireless interface. If you get wicd installed, then do a 'chkconfig wicd on' and 'service wicd start', then use the desktop icon for wicd-client, and configure the wireless card there too. It usually helps to start by turning OFF all wireless security on the router and on the laptop, while you get the rest of it working, then add MAC filtering and WPA keys etc. last.

Sounds like you are actually quite close. Once wired is working, the universe of points of screwup gets a lot smaller!


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