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Hi everyone, I just installed Mandriva Free 2007 on a second hard drive as a dual boot with Windows, and I'm having a few problems with my wireless internet. My ...
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    Wireless card seeing surrounding networks, but no internet


    Hi everyone,

    I just installed Mandriva Free 2007 on a second hard drive as a dual boot with Windows, and I'm having a few problems with my wireless internet. My wireless card (Belkin Wireless G PCI card -- F5D7000 Rev03) is being detected and seems to be working, because it's seeing my home network as well as surrounding ones, and the light is coming on on the card.

    However, when I tell it to connect to our home network it fails to connect. Our network has WEP encryption, and I've configured the ESSID and network key to log into the secured network, but it's still not working.

    Can anyone help me to resolve this issue? Thanks in advance,

    Heather

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    I would try the following in a console as root:

    "iwconfig essid youressid eth0 key 0123-4567-89 commit"

    then if that won't work:

    "ifdown eth0"

    then try:

    "iwconfig essid youressid eth0 key 0123-4567-89 commit"

    and follow it with a:

    "ifup eth0"

    and if that doesn't work, try:

    "pump -i eth0"

    Change "eth0" for your device name (eth1, ra0, etc.)
    Change "youressid" for the name of your network or simply "ANY"
    Change "0123-4567-89" to hwatever your key is.

    If none of this works, then I am sorry, I cannot help you. (yet)

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