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Posted by: Jim2 Dec 24 2008, 09:19 PM

I'm really new. Just bought dell mini 9 with ubuntu 8.0.4. How do I check the network connection and DNS settings. I have a Airlink router (680w). I've called Dell. They say call Ubuntu. Ubuntu says call Airlink. Airlink can't spell Ubuntu and have no idea what I'm talking about. Am up to about 30 hrs trying and am getting frustrated. I know it's something simple, but what ............?
I really want to use this thing, but it's worthless as is. Any help is reallllly appreciated.

Posted by: michaelk Dec 25 2008, 04:59 AM

Not enough information provided. What have you tried for 30 hours. Does it work if you are wired?
Are you using WPA or WEP encryption? I would assume/hope that the netbook wireless is configured correctly.
iwlist and iwconfig are wireless command line tools.

Posted by: PeterH Dec 30 2008, 04:49 PM

Hi

I'm in a similar position to Jim2 , I have got a SW-E700 - its a small net book short of thing.

I'm trying to connect to my home wireless network , the encryption is WEP , I've set the network settings as , mode - managed , key state - open , WLAN is set to dhcp with auto DNS .

The Wireless Lan "sees" my network and it connects fine - goes to aquireing IP address but I end up with IP address invalid ( although still connected - apparently ).
Needless to say , if I try the browser I can't connect to anything , thats Bon Echo if it helps.

I haven't done 30hrs but its getting a bit anoying!

Any help would be great !

Cheers

Posted by: michaelk Dec 31 2008, 05:16 PM

PeterH
What distribution of linux runs on this netbook?
Post the output of iwconfig

Posted by: PeterH Jan 2 2009, 12:32 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 31 2008, 10:16 PM) *
PeterH
What distribution of linux runs on this netbook?
Post the output of iwconfig


Hi MichaelK

Sorry to seem dim , but could you tell where I would find the iwconfig ?

Thanks

Posted by: michaelk Jan 2 2009, 12:47 PM

iwconfig is a console command. You run it from a virtual terminal window i.e xterm. There is typically an icon on the taskbar that looks like a monitor.
Selecting the icon will start xterm.

Can not provide specific information until we know what linux distribution and make/model of netbook

Posted by: PeterH Jan 2 2009, 05:53 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Jan 2 2009, 05:47 PM) *
iwconfig is a console command. You run it from a virtual terminal window i.e xterm. There is typically an icon on the taskbar that looks like a monitor.
Selecting the icon will start xterm.

Can not provide specific information until we know what linux distribution and make/model of netbook

Hi MichaelK

This may sound daft, but I can't find anywhere that has an icon as discribed or any help menu/search that returns a responds. If you can could you start from the begining please ?

Thanks

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