[DC LoCo] Versionitus never fixed a network problem...

flint at flint.com flint at flint.com
Fri Jan 30 04:55:09 GMT 2009

Dear Phil,

Based on your letter below, you need to perform the following tests as 
root from the terminal:

1. ifconfig -a | more /* pick out wireless device */
2. ifconfig <wireless device>
3. /* examine output find IP address */
4. ping <IP address> /* should ping if not then stop and send email to me */
5. cat /etc/resolv.conf /* should contain ip addresses record one */
6. ping <IP address recorded> /* you are now checking your DNS */
7. ping mit.edu /* should work */

Copy and paste theses steps and their results into your response email to 

BTW this 5.04 will work and I understand why you are doing what you are 

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Phil Shapiro wrote:

> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:40:27 -0500
> From: Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com>
> To: ubuntu-us-dc at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: [DC LoCo] wifi card activated, but computer doesn't surf
> hi group,
>   someone gave me a dell pentium III desktop that i've installed ubuntu 5.04
> onto. i'm giving this computer to someone who told me they'd like to give ubuntu
> a try. this computer came with a wifi card.
>   ubuntu 5.04 sees the card and lets me activate the card. the card sees the
> wireless network at my work (the takoma park computer system), but i'm not able
> to surf the web.
>     any ideas or suggestions on this?  the person i'm giving this computer can
> only access the web via wifi, so i'm keen to try to figure this out.

Kindest Regards,

Paul Flint
(802) 479-2360

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