the infamous linux wifi monster strikes

wirechief silvermachineman at
Tue Apr 14 23:10:08 UTC 2009

Well I would issue  dhclient eth0  or eth1  whichever is detected. see
how that works.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at> wrote:
> Sorry for the length of this but I figured too much is better than too
> little.
> This my my first foray into networking. After much searching in forums,
> archives, google and more I'm down to posting this.
> Running Hardy on an Athlon 5200+ on a desktop. Also a Dell Latitude
> (used) laptop with Hardy, a Broadcom BCM5705 ethernet controller and an
> IntelPRO/Wireless 2200BG network controller (so says lspci). The desktop
> is hard wired to a Linksys WRT54GL router. I'm using *spit* Cox
> broadband. When I first got the laptop it would detect a number of
> networks. After I configured the router it detected, in addition, the
> access point. Now it detects nothing. At first I could ping the router
> from both computers.Now the laptop shows "Destination Host Unreachable".
> Also, at first, /etc/resolv.conf showed, the router. Now it
> shows the Cox nameservers."lshw -C network" shows eth1 with the correct
> information including the ipw2200 module and driver. It also says
> "wireless=unassociated". Sounds ominous."iwconfig" gives
> eth1      unassociated  ESSID:off/any
>           Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: Not-Associated
>           Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0
>           Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> "ifconfig" gives
> eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:00:4a:a3:4c
>           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:1374 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
>           Interrupt:5 Base address:0xa000 Memory:fafef000-fafeffff
> eth1:avahi Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:00:4a:a3:4c
>           inet addr:  Bcast:
> Mask:
>           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           Interrupt:5 Base address:0xa000 Memory:fafef000-fafeffff
> /etc/network/interfaces shows:
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> # The primary network interface
> auto eth0
> #iface eth0 inet dhcp
> iface eth1 inet dhcp
> wpa-psk d2719392f568b4954ceb9f64da69382e157a996aa81a86833c5955470bc2f6ab
> wpa-driver wext
> wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
> wpa-proto WPA
> wpa-ssid linksys_OW_32486
> There was a box in the Network Manager drop down to enable wireless. Now
> it's gone.
> Being a network noob I'm clueless as to how to proceed. Any help would
> be appreciated.
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> Bob Holtzman
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