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chudder
December 16th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Hi all,

I have a unique problem or at least this is what I think the problem is and I want some verification.

I have two laptops, one of them runs complete ubuntu (feisty fawn) and has worked great but the computer itself is showing signs of age and so I got a new one. I moved into a new apartment about the same time and there is an N Wireless router and the old ubuntu laptop recognizes the signal but nothing comes through. I wonder if it's the N network being too new for the computer because it picks up wireless everywhere else. My new laptop that has [groan] vista on it picks up the N network fine. That's why I have been hesitant to install Ibex on the new laptop. I'm not sure if the internet is a linux problem or a network problem.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. If someone has already made a thread like this then just forward me where I need to go.

Thanx!
:confused:

Peter09
December 16th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Can you post the output of the terminal command


ifconfig

chudder
December 16th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Can you post the output of the terminal command


ifconfig



eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:02:81:07:FF
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:350 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 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:18 Base address:0x6000 Memory:da000000-da000fff

eth1:avah Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:02:81:07:FF
inet addr:169.254.6.178 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
Interrupt:18 Base address:0x6000 Memory:da000000-da000fff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2196 (2.1 KiB) TX bytes:2196 (2.1 KiB)


It should be noted that for some reason now, the computer doesn't even connect to the network, if it does, I will post the output.

thanx for the help

Peter09
December 16th, 2008, 06:49 PM
According to the ifconfig you have an ip address, which I guess is allocated by DHCP.
Can you post the output of


route -n

rlj1965
December 16th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Hi all,

I have a unique problem or at least this is what I think the problem is and I want some verification.

I have two laptops, one of them runs complete ubuntu (feisty fawn) and has worked great but the computer itself is showing signs of age and so I got a new one. I moved into a new apartment about the same time and there is an N Wireless router and the old ubuntu laptop recognizes the signal but nothing comes through. I wonder if it's the N network being too new for the computer because it picks up wireless everywhere else. My new laptop that has [groan] vista on it picks up the N network fine. That's why I have been hesitant to install Ibex on the new laptop. I'm not sure if the internet is a linux problem or a network problem.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. If someone has already made a thread like this then just forward me where I need to go.

Thanx!
:confused:


Just a thought. Have you checked if the router is in stable "N" or Mixed Mode ("B, G, N")? The old laptop probably does not have a "N" capable NIC card, but should be able to use the router if it is in b, g or mixed mode.

chudder
December 20th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Hi,

sorry I've been away. I think I figured out the solution, I've been using Feisty until today which was only WEP encryption equipped but now I upgraded and it seems to work. thank you all for your help and time.