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Canuck

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Wireless problem NOT A DETECTION PROBLEM, I think
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:36:09 pm »
I tried the Live CD  Vector 5.9 preview SOHO on my Toshiba laptop with a D-Link DWL-650 plug in card.

Both lights flash, indicating (at least to me) that a connection has been established to my router.
Yet I cannot get the browser to work, suggesting that maybe I do not have a connection.   Any help would be
appreciated.

This release is very impressive, thank you.

uelsk8s

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Re: Wireless problem NOT A DETECTION PROBLEM, I think
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 03:20:23 pm »
you need to run VLwifi or iwconfig and set the wireless up before it will connect.

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Re: Wireless problem NOT A DETECTION PROBLEM, I think
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 04:56:19 pm »
one thing to test connection for your wireless card is to ping the IP of your wireless router or access point.........

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Re: Wireless problem NOT A DETECTION PROBLEM, I think
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 12:46:07 pm »
Does the browser give you any error messages? Possible dns problem?
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Re: Wireless problem NOT A DETECTION PROBLEM, I think
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 04:58:09 am »
And as a last step, try:
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dhcpcd wlan0
or whatever you're wireless interface is.  That is, if you're using DHCP.  It works for my Atheros-based card, which is stubborn and persnickety.