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I can't connect to the internet with my Mepis live CD. I have both a wireless card, and wired broadband access. The signal on the card shows up as excellent. ...
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    Internet connection


    I can't connect to the internet with my Mepis live CD. I have both a wireless card, and wired broadband access. The signal on the card shows up as excellent. However, when I start Mozilla or Konquerer, both can't load web pages. I checked that I'm not working offline. I actually tried booting this disk on another computer, with the same problem. I also tried installing the OS onto the hard drive. What else can I try before I give up and install Windows XP?

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    As I see it the most likely problem is that you donít get any IP address. Use 'ifconfig' to see if that is the case.

    To obtain a IP-adress see 'man ifconfig' or 'man dhcpcd' for DHCP.

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    It looks like I have an IP. Here's what I have on the screen:

    #ifconfig
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:284 (284.0 b) TX bytes:284 (284.0 b)

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    Smile

    Have you tried iwconfig ?
    In Konsole with root access you should type> iwconfig ath0 (OR wlan0 Or whatewer card you have) essid PROVIDERNAME
    After that> dhclient

    If everything goes fine, after that you'll be able to connect to the internet. You should check one more thing: in the Konsole type> lspci , and if you get the exact modell of your wireless card with no <unknown> parts, it must work.
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show...content=100682
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    No Ip here ...

    Quote Originally Posted by pianomatrix View Post
    It looks like I have an IP. Here's what I have on the screen:

    #ifconfig
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:284 (284.0 b) TX bytes:284 (284.0 b)
    You must also have an eth0 entry above this one...
    I just worked on a laptop yesterday and for some weird reason it had
    the eth0 wired link inactive...
    go into mepis whatever version you're using and make sure the eth0 is
    active verified by ifconfig in a terminal....

    It should look something like this:

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:56:1B:35:99
    inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:216609 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:545649 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:306473605 (292.2 MiB) TX bytes:37920488 (36.1 MiB)
    Interrupt:20

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:447 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:50351 (49.1 KiB) TX bytes:50351 (49.1 KiB)


    * and stop threatening to "go back to windows"
    nobody wants to listen to that....

    You want help....
    the linux community will take forever if necessary helping you
    the windows community will take your money for helping you...!!!

    If the above advice doesn't work for you...come back here and we will make it
    work if it is at all possible...

    ciao
    burdicda

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    network problem

    the same thing happen to me. I had a linksys wireless card and a wired ethernet card. when I installed Mepis(6.5.02 32 bit) I had the wired card hook to my cable modem. after installing Mepis the ethernet card worked, when I tried to switch to the wireless card everything looked great using all the tools (ifconfig ndiswrapper etc.) I could even ping my router. but could not access the internet. and Mepis said I was connected. And I spent 3 days trying all kinds of tricks to make my wireless work. SO, my solutionn was to disconnect the ethernet wire to the card and reinstall Mepis, this time it saw the wireless card and set it up properly and I am now OK.
    I know this solution is a pain but it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burdicda View Post
    * and stop threatening to "go back to windows"
    nobody wants to listen to that....

    You want help....
    the linux community will take forever if necessary helping you
    the windows community will take your money for helping you...!!!
    I was joking. Hence the little blue smiley face winking at you ever so deviously... Anyways, thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I was wrestling with this problem quite a while ago, and since then the laptop completely died. I'm actually kinda relieved. hehe

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