Wireless does not see Internet [was: PSK recovery?]

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 23:37:02 UTC 2009

Hi Fred

On Sunday 13 September 2009 14:42:35 Fred Roller wrote:
> James Takac wrote:
> >>> and route gives
> >>>
> >>> Kernel IP routing table
> >>> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
> >>> [snip]
> >>> default         UG    0      0        0
> >>> wlan0
> >>> default         UG    100    0        0
> >>> eth0
> >>>
> >>> dunno if it will help but route from this system (working) gives
> >>> [snip]
> >>> default         mygateway1.ar7         UG    0      0        0
> >>> ath0
> >>> [snip]
> >
> > Know what ya mean. And I forgot to mention somewhere between beginner and
> > intermediate re wireless
> >
> > James
> do you know the ip addy of "mygateway1.ar7?  

No idea what's it's ip is. All my working systems show that line. I woulda 
thought it to be my router at ?

> From the non working system 
> can you successfully ping from the working system?

> On the system that is *not* working, open a terminal and run the command
>     |sudo route add default gw mygateway1.ar7
> |
> |if it doesn't error with "unknown" host, then try:
>     ping www.google.com

It did error unfortunately so I thought I'd retry the command substituting for the gateway. Now I can ping my others systems from it but I 
can't ping it from them it seems. So that seems to be some headway at least. 
Still can't access the net though

> you may have to restart the wireless connection.
>     Left click network manager (the icon in the panel, upper right) and
> click on your network should restart.  Type route "to be sure the change
> from above is still there."
> What appears to be is that the new system is not getting the same
> gateway as the working system.  Though I do not know the ip address of
> the working system both seem to be on the 10.*.*.* network and /should/
> see each other. 

Yes, the addy's on my network ar all 10.1.1.*

> If the two systems can "ping" each other as is, then 
> your network is fine and the new system is connecting as it should. 

Can only ping one way and only on the network now, i.e. from the non browsing 
pc to the others. Can't ping the other way. I've rechecked with ifconfig and 
my router and the pc's ip has changed to
> The 
> fault would then lie in the routing of the gateway.  Try the above and
> let me know.  We will get you fixed.  Sorry for the delay in response.
> --
> Fred
> www.fwrgallery.com
> "Life is like linux, simple.  If you are fighting it you are doing
> something wrong."

No worries re the delay. I have plenty of patience. I did send a reply earlier 
but not sure if it went thru. One of the drawbacks with gmail is I don't see 
my own posts if sent via smtp


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