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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: trippfan on November 18, 2007, 06:49:56 am

Title: [SOLVED] Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 18, 2007, 06:49:56 am
I installed it using the ndiswrapper and it installed fine. it can pull my mac address but wont pull my ipaddress to save my life. any help?
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: bigpaws on November 18, 2007, 07:21:53 am
Please more information:

What version if VL?

Did you follow the howto's?

What is pulling a MAC address? Are you refering to the Access point?

Results of lsmod, ifconfig -a?

Did you use iwlist, or iwconfig?

Without these type of questions answered it is hard to help.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 18, 2007, 11:15:57 am
Yes i followed the howto. I am using VL 5.8. My wireless device is pulling the mac and connecting to my router just no IP
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: uelsk8s on November 18, 2007, 11:28:10 am
try running "dhcpcd wlan0" after your wireless is setup to get an address
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 18, 2007, 12:48:51 pm
Already tried that dhcpcd doesn't work.
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: uelsk8s on November 18, 2007, 12:54:38 pm
Already tried that dhcpcd doesn't work.
can you give a little more info?
what is the out put of "dhcpcd wlan0"?
what is the output of "iwconfig"?
what is the output of "ifconfig -a"?

Thanks,
Uelsk8s
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 18, 2007, 01:10:19 pm
i get no output when i do those i think something is wrong with my install so i am reinstalling
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: lagagnon on November 18, 2007, 01:55:38 pm
i get no output when i do those i think something is wrong with my install so i am reinstalling

You have to run those commands as root. Did you do that?
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 18, 2007, 02:02:38 pm
yes i did that. I am not a complete noob. I have used many other distros and never had this problem.
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: lagagnon on November 18, 2007, 05:27:20 pm
OK. I guess something serious is amiss with your install if you get no output from any of those commands. I think you are right in that you probably need to re-install. Make sure you check your download with md5sum if you haven't already done so and then come back here if you still have wireless problems after your re-install. Good luck.
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 19, 2007, 06:00:19 pm
still having the same issue. it will connect to my router because my other computer can see it on the router. but it still wont pull an ip address.
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: bigpaws on November 19, 2007, 06:19:41 pm
What type of security?

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 20, 2007, 05:08:39 am
the only security is my router is closed only to the mac addresses i have listed in it. and i have made sure that the mac on the card i am using is in it.
Title: Re: Using a wireless netgear wg111v2 usb adapter problem. please help?
Post by: trippfan on November 20, 2007, 06:00:34 am
Thanks for all the input you guys. This morning i did some work configuring something and did some work and fixed the problem. I am now online and using vector linux on my desktop.