wifi hotspot problem w Maverick

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 15:42:33 UTC 2011


On 07/01/2011 17:24, Tom H wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 9:57 AM, O. Sinclair<o.sinclair at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 07/01/2011 16:36, Tom H wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:41 AM, O. Sinclair<o.sinclair at gmail.com>    wrote:
>>>> On 07/01/2011 10:32, Tom H wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:22 AM, O. Sinclair<o.sinclair at gmail.com>
>>>>>   wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Running 10.10 I have a, to me, new problem with connecting to a wifi
>>>>>> hotspot system that have worked in earlier versions.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I connect to the unsecured router w/o problems. Normally you then open
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> browser, try to go to any site and gets redirected to a login page from
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> provider. This worked in 9.10 and 10.04, though come to think of it I
>>>>>> had
>>>>>> another computer last time I was here.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In any case it works in Windows 7 with same computer and wifichips
>>>>>> (Broadcomm, sadly). In Kubuntu I connect, try to open a page and it
>>>>>> hangs
>>>>>> nicely on "looking up whatever.com". No activity on the network can be
>>>>>> seen, nothing in logs. Have tried using Networkmanager and Wicd, no
>>>>>> difference.
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you using the hotspot's DNS server(s)?
>>>>>
>>>> yes, they get set when I connect
>>>
>>> Can you ping or traceroute to the hotspot's DHCP and DNS servers?
>>>
>>> If you know the login page's url, can you access it with
>>> "http://ip_address/..."?
>>>
>> I can ping the dhcp but not anything outside the LAN address segment. I can
>> not nslookup, traceroute or go direct to any "http://...."
>
> Can anyone else use the hotspot?!
>
> Does "netstat -r" show that you have a gateway?
>
> Check the DNS servers in your DHCP lease file (hopefully they're the
> same as in "/etc/resolv.conf") and "dig @..." for a well-known site.
>
well it works for me when I boot in Windows.. will see what netstat can 
give me later when i am back on site




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