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  1. #11
    Linux User stokes's Avatar
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    Oct 2004

    Cabhan: thanks man, for your help with this! OK I think I'm almost there, I can get an IP now but still can't access the Internet. I don't want to use DHCP, btw. I want to assign and subnet mask of This is what I did:

    [root@mandrake ben]# ifconfig wlan0 netmask up
    [root@mandrake ben]# route add default gw
    SIOCADDRT: Filexists
    [root@mandrake ben]# ifconfig
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:66:F2:7B:CD
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::20f:66ff:fef2:7bcd/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:81 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:9652 (9.4 Kb)  TX bytes:1306 (1.2 Kb)
              Interrupt:5 Memory:fdffe000-fdffffffe
    however, if I pull out the ethernet cable I still can't access anything through the wireless connection. Where am I going wrong? Does the eth0 connection need to be disabled?

  2. #12
    Can you ping anything at all? If you can ping IP addresses but can't browse the web, then you need to define some nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf. A good IP address I use for testing connectivity is (it's Verizon's DNS server for my area and is basically never down).
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