[Cialug] WiFi Connection not working
jim.asbille at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 14:14:04 CST 2006
The library is open and it does broadcast the ESSID. iwconfig indicates the
correct ESSID. I can ping the Local IP successfully but when I ping Google
the network cannot be found.
The W200 uses the Orinoco_cs driver, I had a heck of a time finding it but I
can see my wireless card now on ifconfig and it is assigned to eth1. When I
type in dhcpcd eth1 I get
****dhcpcd: already running
****dhcpcd: if not then delete /var/run//dhcpcd_eth1.pid file
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:02:F6:0E:FE
inet addr:10.19.51.109 Bcast:10.19.51.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::208:2ff:fef6:efe/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:122 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:21931 (21.4 kb) TX bytes:14927 (14.5 Kb)
On 10/30/06, Brandon Griffis <brandongriffis at gmail.com> wrote:
> How does the Central Library manage their wifi? Is it open or encrypted?
> Does it broadcast ESSID?
> To clairify your email seems to say at one point you have an IP address
> that looks correct, but then you go on to say that it cannot find any
> wireless networks. If you can't find the network how are you getting an IP
> address (is it statically assigned, or am I confused on this part)?
> I'm not directly familiar with the WLAN W200 card. Does it have native
> Linux support or are you using NDISwrapper? If you do an iwconfig does it
> see the card? Does iwconfig list the correct essid for the library
> network? If iwconfig looks correct, does ifconfig list an ip address, dns,
> gateway... If not have you tried (as root) doing:
> dhcpcd <wireless adapter>
> To see if you can get an address?
> If you can get an ip address can you ping internal/external ip addresses?
> Can you ping the gateway? Can you ping 18.104.22.168 (google)? Can you
> ping google.com?
> Sry for 101 questions. Just trying to narrow down what the problem might
> On 10/30/06, Jim Asbille <jim.asbille at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a Compaq Evo N800c laptop with Suse 10 loaded. I have been able
> > to get the WLAN W200 wireless card working and am at the Central Library
> > trying to make a connection. KwifiManager sees the network and correctly
> > identifies it. I am comparing using a Gateway laptop with Windows XP that
> > is successfully on the internet. The Access point seems correct and the
> > Local IP is correct but when I start a browser the page cannot be found. On
> > Kwifimanager I click Scan for Networks and it says "The scan is complete,
> > but no networks have been found.
> > Help, any ideas? I am so close to having this working but I am
> > dumbfounded by this.
> > --
> > Jim Asbille, MSM
> > registered Linux user number 388067
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