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DbLoki
post Oct 12 2008, 04:21 PM
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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
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michaelk
post Oct 15 2008, 07:05 AM
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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.
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DbLoki
post Oct 15 2008, 01:19 PM
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It looks like wlan0, and it seems i'm connected to the router, but i'm not getting an Ip address
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