problems setting up wireless on suse 9.2

By winglet ยท 6 replies
Apr 6, 2005
  1. I know my settings are correct because it used to work before I re-installed suse 9.2 I am behind 2 routers, a d-link and linksys.
    I am able to ping both of them but I am unable to ping any websites.

    I checked my route configurations and made it the same as when there's an ethernet plugged in. The internet works when I plug it in.

    I know that before I re-installed, there was a couple of lines in a configuration file I added....I can't remember what or where though...can anyone help?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you made the routing table identical to the one you use with wired connection then the routing table would say that everything is to be routed through the wired interface..

    If you can ping stuff through the wireless then it means that the client side wireless is working fine.
    Check the router configuration to make sure your machine is allowed to access the internet.

    Have you set up the DNS servers correctly?
  3. winglet

    winglet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, everything is the same except that I point it to eth1 (my wireless) instead of eth0

    hmmm, I'm not sure what I have to setup in terms of DNS wise?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have to tell what your DNS servers are.
    Look in /etc/resolv.conf for "nameserver" entries. If there are none there then you cannot resolve any hostnames.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You will need to contact your ISP to find out what DNS servers to use.
  6. winglet

    winglet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, I checked the resolve.conf file and everything seems fine
    it has search *ESSID* (which is correct)
    and nameserver *my router IP*

    it says it was setup by dhcp so...that should be fine. Why would I have to call my ISP? Last time I got it working I didn't have to call the ISP?
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    This leaves only your router as the culprit. Maybe you have to allow the MAC address of the SuSE machine's wireless card or the IP?
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