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compaq evo no pcmcia?
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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 08:51    Post subject:  

yes i mean internet. i will do as you suggest Mike, and will post back hopefully on that laptop Wink
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 09:19    Post subject:  

No probs. Let us know how you get on.

Any queries, just ask.


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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 09:37    Post subject:  

firewall say on but i dont know what to check or uncheck? if that makes sence.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 10:43    Post subject:  

Here is the standard diagnostic test for WiFi. Open a terminal and run the following commands:

1. Run iwconfig. Is a wireless interface like wlan0 listed?

2. Run ifconfig wlan0 up. Use the interface name from Step 1. Is there an error message?

3. Run iwlist wlan0 scan. Do you get a report of your WiFi neighbourhood?

If steps 1,2 or 3 fail, you have a hardware problem probably caused by a missing WiFi driver or firmware. Run dmesg and check for error messages.

4. Run ifconfig wlan0. Does wlan0 have a valid IP address on your network, like 192.168.1.10? The IP address 169.254.x.y is NOT valid.

5. Run cat /etc/resolv.conf. Does it show a valid nameserver entry, like 192.168.1.1? Make sure that you spell resolv correctly.

If steps 4 or 5 fail, the problem is probably with your connection manager program and how it interacts with your wireless router. Get PWF. With an old PCMCIA card, you may need to set your router for WEP encryption.

Turn your firewall OFF. Get PFM to be sure. There are reports that some Puppy firewall apps can interfere with network connections, even though they shouldn't.

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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:11    Post subject:  

hey rcrsn51 thanks. I ran what you said and i need help with what to type on #2 interface is...what? verizon or my wifi name? i tried both but came up bad address. #3 was good showed mine and others not connected to.#5 turned up no such file or directory.#6 brought up 5 operations
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:31    Post subject:  

The "interface name" is the WiFi device name you saw in step 1, like "wlan0".

If step 3 worked, then your hardware is OK.

What about step 4?

In step 5, make sure that you are spelling the filename resolv.conf correctly. This file should be automatically created. Browse to the /etc folder and look for it.
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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:41    Post subject:  

step 4 worksno errors no drops no collisions etc.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:43    Post subject:  

specialpuppy wrote:
step 4 works

Please state EXACTLY what IP address wlan0 has.
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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:51    Post subject:  

link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:2A:09:DO:7A
inet addr:169.254.20.1 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 12:58    Post subject:  

specialpuppy wrote:
169.254.20.1

This is a bogus IP address, so you are NOT getting a valid connection.

You can check this yourself. Connect by Ethernet and run: ifconfig eth0. Then check the /etc/resolv.conf file to see what it should contain.

Unfortunately, I don't own any PCMCIA hardware, so I have no other suggestions on how to fix this.
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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 13:03    Post subject:  

roger that. thanks for your help.
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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 19:44    Post subject:  

ifconfig=# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:02:D4:C1:04
inet addr:192.168.1.165 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4966 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3253 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:6219495 (5.9 MiB) TX bytes:370869 (362.1 KiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:956 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:956 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:74064 (72.3 KiB) TX bytes:74064 (72.3 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:2A:09:D0:7A
inet addr:169.254.129.139 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:502 (502.0 B) TX bytes:3454 (3.3 KiB)
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 03:31    Post subject:  

specialpuppy wrote:
ifconfig=# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:02:D4:C1:04
inet addr:192.168.1.165 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4966 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3253 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:6219495 (5.9 MiB) TX bytes:370869 (362.1 KiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:956 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:956 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:74064 (72.3 KiB) TX bytes:74064 (72.3 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:2A:09:D0:7A
inet addr:169.254.129.139 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:502 (502.0 B) TX bytes:3454 (3.3 KiB)

Did you have a network cable connected when you did this? If so did you try the wifi connection with the cable removed?
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specialpuppy

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 11:45    Post subject:  

yes it was connected and here it is NOT connected
# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:02:D4:C1:04
inet addr:192.168.1.165 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:21851 errors:0 dropped:33 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12344 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:10022418 (9.5 MiB) TX bytes:2398401 (2.2 MiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:1028 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1028 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:79808 (77.9 KiB) TX bytes:79808 (77.9 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:2A:09:D0:7A
inet addr:169.254.129.139 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:917 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:502 (502.0 B) TX bytes:371878 (363.1 KiB)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 09:02    Post subject:  

@specialpuppy: Have you addressed the issue of WEP encryption and whether your WiFi router is configured to use it? If this is a G-mode card, it may only work with WEP.

Hopefully, one of the PCMCIA experts will comment on this.

I notice that your Ethernet port is getting the high address 192.168.1.165. Is that a static IP address set by your router? Is your router accepting wireless connections for other devices, like Windows machines?
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