Need help connecting wirelessly.

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Re: Need help connecting wirelessly.

Postby sjeses » Wed Oct 10, 2007 21:00

i need a Linux for dummies book or something :P too many codes i'm not familiar with
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Re: Need help connecting wirelessly.

Postby sjeses » Sat Oct 13, 2007 16:33

ibendiben wrote:
Try one of these:

dhclient wlan0/eth1

ifconfig wlan0/eth1 up

iwlist wlan0/eth1 scan


i tried ifconfig wlan0 up, nothing happens. if i ping my modem no packets return

dhclient wlan0 gives the following output:

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dhclient wlan0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.5-Gentoo-r1
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:39:09:3f
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:39:09:3f
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 1
No DHCPOFFERS received.
Trying recorded lease 192.168.2.4
PING 192.168.2.1 (192.168.2.1) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 192.168.2.1 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 received, +1 errors, 100% packet loss, time 0ms

No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
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Re: Need help connecting wirelessly.

Postby ibendiben » Tue Oct 16, 2007 22:19

:( sorry it didn't work. I think there are ways to setup the network so that it reconnects after a certain amount off time when there's none or bad connection. Maybe you should try another wireless client manager. I heard wicd does a good job. There's also ways to display your connection with a simple trayicon provided by kde (at least there are with the other desktop environments) try add to panel in the taskbar for this and see if there is networkconnection monitor icon available. I don't think this icons let you configure anything though... it's only monitoring the signal strength and so.
Always troubles with those wireless networks. Same thing as in Windows, and other Linux distributions. :eye:
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Re: Need help connecting wirelessly.

Postby sjeses » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:13

as far as i can tell now my situation has changed:

i bought a new access point, which kept rebooting every time my ps3 requested an IP
so i googled some, and found out that linksys and ps3's upnp do not go toghether

once i turned the upnp function of the ps3 off, everything has been okay, no disconnects of anything
i even got my telephone to work on voip, so now i have to wait for an update for the linksys AP so that i can stream my videos to the tv downstairs

i did have to open some ports on the modem for the ps3 to work properly though, it gave the message that NAT was type 3, and after opening the ports NAT was back to type 2, which it needs for voice messages and stuff
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