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I was in class today, playing on my LinuxMint notebook online. Having fun on facebook. Class got out, I shut my laptop lid and went to my next one. When ...
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    Linux User SkittleLinux18's Avatar
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    default gateway ip address is invalid


    I was in class today, playing on my LinuxMint notebook online. Having fun on facebook. Class got out, I shut my laptop lid and went to my next one. When I got there, KNetwork Manager would not connect to anything. I tried doing manual things, it didn't work. I came home, it still didn't work on my wireless network -- which is WEP Hex encryption, and always works. I tried adding static ip address and my default gateway ip address manually. It still wont work. I have tried rebooting the computer.
    When I check on my connection status, I am told that there is no device found. I have tried enabling and disabling the wireless interface. I can't even re-enable the wired interface. So either Linux just sucks (because I am sick to death of countless problems that seem to come from nowhere.... and nobody had better question my ability to use Linux!), or my wireless card just died on my notebook.

    Any other suggestions?
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    I have a really, really silly question for you (I only ask because I have done this
    and I know several other people who have)

    Does your laptop have a button it to turn the wireless card on or off?
    And have you accidentally pushed it?

    See I said it was silly!
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    Another silly question ... what does this have to do with an invalid default gateway IP address ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dxqcanada View Post
    Another silly question ... what does this have to do with an invalid default gateway IP address ?
    Not much but it might have something to do with this...

    Quote Originally Posted by SkittleLinux18
    when I check on my connection status, I am told that there is no device found
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Linux User SkittleLinux18's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I have a really, really silly question for you (I only ask because I have done this
    and I know several other people who have)

    Does your laptop have a button it to turn the wireless card on or off?
    And have you accidentally pushed it?

    See I said it was silly!
    Quote Originally Posted by dxqcanada View Post
    Another silly question ... what does this have to do with an invalid default gateway IP address ?
    Well, the good news is, I figured out the solution. BUY A NEW LAPTOP!! hahahaha.... so that's what I did! It should be here in a few days. I can't wait. Going to reinstall XP on my old laptop and give it to my younger brother.

    Sorry about the thread. I forgot to ask a mod to delete it when I decided to buy a new laptop.
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