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I have Mandriva 07 running on a desktop (all good) it has a ra link wireless card that connects to our internet access point. Mandriva tells me I am connected ...
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    Bizarre problem for noob


    I have Mandriva 07 running on a desktop (all good) it has a ra link wireless card that connects to our internet access point.
    Mandriva tells me I am connected to the wireless network.
    I can ping the gateway, my laptop etc, I can even ping Google.com.
    HOWEVER, when I fire up Firefox, it times out at any attempt to access any webpage.

    Can anyone help please. It is probs something basic I have missed, but I am a bit gutted cos it, and linux will be useless to me if I can't get online with it.

    Thanks
    David

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    You probably need to set up your DNS. Are you using DHCP?
    check /etc/resolv.conf
    It should look similar to this.
    ; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
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    nameserver 192.168.2.1
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    Not sure about the DNS problem : if you can ping google.com by name (and particularly if ping reports a different IP address every time you do) then DNS must be working. I'd be thinking about the proxy settings on firefox - maybe it is set to proxy when it shouldn't or v/v
    You could try another browser, out of interest. How about trying links or lynx from the terminal you just successfully pinged from?

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    Thanks for the quick replies.


    MikeTbob, all resolve.conf had in it was this

    nameserver 192.168.1.1

    cmcevoy

    weirdly enough, Konqueror went straight to google.com and then to any other page I entered. Lynx returned....

    Alert!: Unable to connect to remote host.
    lynx: Can't access startfile http://mandrivalinux.com

    Its all to weird. The settings for firefox seem to make no difference either.

    At least I can get on via Konqueror now, though Mandriva control center / updates doesn't think the wireless is connected and can't see the websites!

    Thanks for the help

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