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Author Topic: Not connecting to internet  (Read 3257 times)

dill333

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Not connecting to internet
« on: August 19, 2008, 06:20:17 pm »

Today I installed Vector Linux 5.9 Standard onto an old computer of mine.  I was able to install it just fine, but I have one problem.  I cannot connect to the internet.  Since the computer is old, it didn't have any Ethernet ports so I had to use a Ethernet to USB adapter.  I have been looking around and saw that I need to use usbnet to get the adapter to work.  I need to know how to install usbnet, or whatever I need to do to get it to work.  The adapter has worked fine before, when I had Windows 98.  Can somebody explain what to do so that I can connect to the internet, or give me a link on how to do it?  I have not used VL before, so I'm not exactly sure on how to do most things.  Thanks for any help.
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dill333

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Re: Not connecting to internet
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 06:52:23 pm »

OK I fixed this problem.  It was nothing like what I thought it was.  I just had to auto set up the network and it works fine now.  Sorry for the useless topic  :-\
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Martin109

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Re: Not connecting to internet
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 12:49:15 am »

I wouldn't be useless at all if we had some information about how you fixed it! ;)

I have very much the same issue.

The command lsusb shows:

Code: [Select]
Bus 4 Device 2: ID 044e:3001  Alps Electric Co., Ltd  UGT24 Bluetooth
Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 1 Device 2: ID 0846:6a00  Netgear Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)

I have a Netgear router, which is working fine, and the adapter works fine on a Windows machine, but I don't know how to get the adapter working under VL 5.9 Standard.

I would also be interested in getting the Bluetooth device to work, but haven't used Bluetooth at all before.


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Martin109

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Re: Not connecting to internet
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 03:39:55 am »

I just had to auto set up the network and it works fine now.

I ran Netconf in VASMCC, and tried the Wireless setup, to no avail.
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Compaq Armada E500, i686 Pentium III, 512Mb RAM, 3.2 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 5.9 Standard

Fujitsu Lifebook, i686 Pentium M, 1.7 GHz, 1028Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

Compaq Evo, i686 Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

bigpaws

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Re: Not connecting to internet
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008, 06:16:45 am »

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I have very much the same issue.

Wired and wireless are two different things. Please
start a new thread with your questions.

The OP did state the solution which was the run VASM.

Bigpaws
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dill333

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Re: Not connecting to internet
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008, 09:45:41 am »

All I did was run NetConf in VASMCC.  I thought that I wouldn't have to because I thought it set up the network during the installation process.  I guess it didn't.
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Martin109

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Re: Not connecting to internet
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 01:04:34 pm »

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I have very much the same issue.

Wired and wireless are two different things. Please
start a new thread with your questions.

The OP did state the solution which was the run VASM.

Bigpaws


Apologies - I got myself confused and thought the OP was also working with wireless!

Apologies to you, too, dill333!
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Compaq Armada E500, i686 Pentium III, 512Mb RAM, 3.2 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 5.9 Standard

Fujitsu Lifebook, i686 Pentium M, 1.7 GHz, 1028Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

Compaq Evo, i686 Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard