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Can't connect to the internet with Linux Ubuntu :O

By J0ySp1c3
Oct 30, 2007
  1. I connected a wireless network on my computer, Linux Ubuntu OS but i can't access any webpages for some reason. I have no idea what might be causing this, tho i had Windows with norton protection previously installed on it so i don't know if its still there, cause i didn't remove anything or make backups as i tought it would delete everything automatically lol. If you know what might be causing this, just tell me what to do instead of explaining it so much... Computer-ish cause i don't know shait :monkey: :D
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Hit ALT+F2, type gnome-terminal & hit enter.

    Then type (in the new application window) ping www.google.com. What does it say ?

    Also type ifconfig & what does that say ?

    Are you sure that your computer is properly connected to the wireless network ?
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    If you go to System / Network {it'll ask for password} is your wireless card listed?

    if it is, then thats where you enter the WEP or WPA key.

    If it's not listed, have a look in "Restricted Drivers" and make sure the box for the adapter is ticked.

    Gutsy Gibbon seems to have better hardware detection than Fiesty - which are you using?

    What Wireless Card is it?
     
  4. J0ySp1c3

    J0ySp1c3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I hit alt+f2, then gnome-terminal as you said. i get a window saying
    per@Per-desktop:~$ (my desktop name)
    then i write ping www.google.com as you said, i get ping: unknown host www.google.com

    then i write ifconfig as you say, all i get is loads of gibberish:
    eth0 Link encap: (blah blah)

    lo Link encap: (then some adresses and stuff...)

    wlan0 Link encap: (something much like the eth0 thingy)

    wmaster0 link encap: (again, something like the wlan0 thingy)
    -00

    and then its per@Per-desktop:~$ again... So, just what is this and what do i do :confused: :(
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well copy/paste what the ifconfig command says, it would really help us to help you.
     
  6. J0ySp1c3

    J0ySp1c3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Two computers

    I can try write exactly what it says, but i can't copy/paste it since its on my other computer :) wouldn't be able to access theese forums if i didn't have internet, would i?;)

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:6C:EF:D0:B9
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2368 (2.3 KB) TX bytes:2368 (2.3 KB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr: 00:90:4B:8F:8A:28
    inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:6236 (6.0 KB) TX bytes:3740 (3.6 KB)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr: 00-90-4B-8F-8A-28-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00

    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    Per@Per-desktop:~$
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well the wireless card seems to be working & receiving an address (192.168.0.2). Can you access the router configuration within Firefox when you type the url 192.168.0.1 ?
     
  8. J0ySp1c3

    J0ySp1c3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope, says that i can't establish a connection :(
     
  9. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Have U entered the WEP or WPA key?
     
  10. J0ySp1c3

    J0ySp1c3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yup, i did when i establish the connection... It says its functioning, i just can't access any pages
     
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