Network Problems

Alex Mandel tech_dev at
Mon Jan 30 02:29:38 UTC 2006

Ryan Thompson wrote:
> I have run out of ideas.  My laptop has a wireless connection that is no
> longer connecting when I boot up, although it tells me the card is
> active.
Open a terminal and type:

Do you get an IP address for your wireless card? It might be listed as 
wlan0, eth1 anything but lo, eth0.

> Also, when I try to open my network folders (My laptop is the only linux
> OS on it) it asks for a password which doesn't exist.  Can anyone help
> me?
Opening folders on another computer or local folders that are shared out 
to the network? What OS is the share you are connecting to?


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