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  1. #1

    Wifi Successful .... so far


    So i used ndiswrapper and was successful I ran the Kwifimanager on Slax and it is picking up a linksys (ad-hoc) and linksys with a quality of 31 for connections. Either one i connect to i cannot get any sort of signal to recognize or browse the internet.

    Also, do i need to set my Ip address and etc. it gave me the DNS but do i need to go and run an ipconfig in windows quick to see what i need to put for an Ip

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    You are probably using DHCP to get connect

    try this
    Code:
    dhcpcd wlan0
    or maybe
    Code:
    dhclient wlan0
    both as root of course
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    ran both of those in terminal and i still couldnt pick up a signal

    (please explain what these will do haha) im a HUGE newbie

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    They will to get you an IP automatically from the the ISP's server
    Please post

    iwconfig
    ifconfig

    output
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    iwconfig
    Code:
    root@slax:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan1     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"linksys"
              Mode:Ad-Hoc  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Cell: 42:83:0D:F0:F3:F7
              Bit Rate=11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm
              RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    
    root@slax:~#
    ifconfig
    Code:
    root@slax:~# ifconfig
    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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1c:26:41:43:f2
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
              Interrupt:20 Memory:c0200000-c0204000
    
    root@slax:~#

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    What is it that you are trying to connect to?

    I connect to an access point, and use managed mode. You may want to switch modes to see if that helps.
    Code:
    iwconfig wlan1 mode managed
    For more info on iwconfig options:
    Code:
    iwconfig --help
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    i ran that and nothing happened it just brought up another line in the prompt ran the help command didnt really understand

  9. #8
    After you change anything, run the iwconfig command again without any options. Look to see if it changed.

    For more info run the man command for iwconfig
    Code:
    man iwconfig
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