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Running Mandriva spring 2008 and I just installed a MSI PC60G wireless card in the system, I did the internet setup and everything went fine, I was able too see ...
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    Question [SOLVED] Wireless connection issue.


    Running Mandriva spring 2008 and I just installed a MSI PC60G wireless card in the system, I did the internet setup and everything went fine, I was able too see all the routers in my area including mine. Connected perfectly too my router with a 80% signal, Now, this is where it gets really confusing I can see my router but I am not too hit any sites on the internet. I check the firewall options switch configuration back and forth with no luck. It's very strange, I even plugged back the USB wireless unit i was using that I thought was bad because it did the same thing, this is why I went out and bought this new MSI PC60G card hoping for a different results.

    Very, very strange. Any help will be much appreciated. My son is very anxious to start using his Mandriva system.

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    Are you going DHCP? Or are you using a static ip? If static, did you check the DNS addresses?
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    It is set up with DHCP.

    It's very strange, if I plug in the cat5 cable bamm I'm on the net surfing if I try and connect with the wireless connection it's a no go, I see my router and it shows I am connected too my router, but I am unable to connect too the net.


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    Then the only thing I can think of is essid and/or encryption. Rather than using "any," try changing essid to the actual name the router gives. Any encryption on this network? If so, try shutting it off to rule it out as a factor.
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    Naw I don't have any encryption on my router, I let my neighbors use it when I'm at work, they pitch in $$$$ so no their is no encryption.

    I checked the router and at the time I was trying to access it there where no users accessing it except mine, I did see my PC accessing it so I was very confused

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    Have you tried setting the default gateway to the wireless IP address? In my Fedora 8 setup, it's called the Primary DNS, or use the Secondary DNS slot if the primary is already taken. Your distro may be different, but there should be a spot to enter this info.
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    Okay, now I am really confused I am a noobie in a high tek world, when I thought I had my skillz down I been seated down in my place of I don't know Shhhhhh_t.

    installed Mandriva on my notebook, installed the driver and BAMMM everything went as plan , notebook is doing the same thing as my son's pc is doing, I can see all routers in my area including mine, connected too my router and no internet

    I made the changes as you said Waterhead, with no changes too both systems.

    Any other suggestions Waterhead or Dapper Dan?

    by the way thank you for your help.

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    Figured it out. It was my router, router finally took a dump on me.

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    Glad to hear you got it sorted! Strangely enough, my old warhorse Linksys wireless G gave up the ghost just a few days ago.
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