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I am running a linksys wusb11 network adapter. I have spent the last two nights just to get it installed. I now have it working, it shows a link quality ...
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    Network adapter works, why no connection?


    I am running a linksys wusb11 network adapter. I have spent the last two nights just to get it installed. I now have it working, it shows a link quality of 100 and signal strength of 50 but I still can't connect through it. My knowledge of Linux is very limited atm, so I'm sure it's something simple, but I just can't seem to figure it out. Thanks in advance.

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    can you post back the results from these commands:
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    iwconfig
    ifconfig
    route
    ping -c 4 your_router_ip_address
    ping -c 4 www.google.com
    execute the above commands as root.
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    I'm not at the box right now, but I've run the commands enough I can probably run from memory here. 'ifconfig' gives eth0 status on the network card which is working. 'iwconfig' gives(remember running from memory here):

    eth0 no wireless extension

    eth1 shows all the wireless stats working. link=100 signal=~50

    I think the adapter is doing it's job, I believe all I need to do is route the network through the adapter. But I have no idea how to go about it.

    Edit: also with the ethernet cable unplugged and box restarted the ping commands both fail.

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    ok then, now make sure of this:
    from what iwconfig returns, make sure that the access point field contains something other than 00:00:00:00:00:00.

    Now once that is done, bring down the wired card with (run it as root i.e. use su):
    Code:
    ifconfig eth0 down
    Then just execute these commands:
    Code:
    ifconfig eth1 up
    route add -net default gw your_router_ip_address
    now try pinging something.

    This can all be setup in Yast, make the wired card to be brought up on cable plugin and the wireless on boot. Then under gateway, tell it the default route i.e. your access point/router.
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