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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Internet Connectivity Issues

Posted by: DbLoki Oct 12 2008, 04:21 PM

I'm new to linux (I honestly don't really know how to do much of anything with it yet) and I've installed slackware to start with (despite recommandations to try Red Hat or Mandrake first.) I've had no issues with the installation, and have managed to get it to register my wireless card (a linksys WUSB54GC) the problem is that I can't seem to get an internet connection, even though i'm connected to my wireless router.

I had to uninstall and go back to XP just to post on here and any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

If you need any more information just let me know biggrin.gif

Posted by: michaelk Oct 13 2008, 06:45 AM

Are you using any from of wireless encryption?
Are you using DHCP?

Posted by: DbLoki Oct 15 2008, 03:47 AM

No Encryption, and as far as I know, no DCHP...I'm on a linksys router with cable internet....

I'm not really sure how to configure the network, and i've set up Ndiswrapper (I believe correctly)

Posted by: michaelk Oct 15 2008, 07:05 AM

Does output of the command
ifconfig -a

output anything like wlan0 or ath0

Also the command iwconfig should tell if the wireless adapter is working. Also the output should indicate if it is being assigned an IP address.
Most routers are configured for DHCP by default. It will automatically assign an IP address to a network adapter and setup gateway and DNS IP addresses.

Posted by: DbLoki Oct 15 2008, 01:19 PM

It looks like wlan0, and it seems i'm connected to the router, but i'm not getting an Ip address

Posted by: michaelk Oct 15 2008, 01:52 PM

Try the following command:
dhcpcd wlan0

This will probe the router for an IP address.

Posted by: DbLoki Oct 15 2008, 04:09 PM

That command did it, but only till I restart, is there any to set it so I don't have to do it after every reboot?

Also, thanks for the help biggrin.gif

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