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    Question reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    I had my machine connect to the network wirelessly for about 3 weeks after setting it up with HOWTO: RT73 (RT71) serialmonkey drivers. This evening, it lost connection after about being on the net for a minute. When I do a iwconfig, I get:
    Code:
    name@name-IBM:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    What I think I have to do, is reinstall the driver and reconfigure. What do I have to do before I do that, or should I do something different?

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    Hi, Lourie -
    Betcha installed updates, including the latest kernel update?

    Try plugging into an ethernet connection and reinstalling those drivers.

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    You're right!!! Was the last thing I did this morning, before shutting down. Thanks for the advice, I'll try it.

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    Hi. I had to reinstall my wireless network driver with HOWTO: RT73 (RT71) serialmonkey drivers after having installed the latest kernel update. I have reached the point where I should be able to connect to the internet, but this is not possible.

    Something I did not know, was which "yyyymmddhh" I should use, as there were 3 blue entries. I settled for the third one, as I thought it would be the correct one. (Thinking... Perhaps the 1st one would work, as it had worked previously, but then, perhaps this has nothing to do with it).

    This is the last bit of output:
    Code:
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:25:67:08:b7  
              inet addr:192.168.1.65  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::211:25ff:fe67:8b7/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:1705 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:757 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:777203 (758.9 KB)  TX bytes:84362 (82.3 KB)
    
    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:714 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:714 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:35700 (34.8 KB)  TX bytes:35700 (34.8 KB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0e:2e:4a:c0:f7  
              inet6 addr: fe80::20e:2eff:fe4a:c0f7/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:110 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:17060 (16.6 KB)  TX bytes:7260 (7.0 KB)
    
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "correct name"
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 key "correct key"
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo dhclient wlan0
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
    Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:4a:c0:f7
    Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:4a:c0:f7
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    DHCPOFFER of 192.168.1.68 from 192.168.1.254
    DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.68 on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK of 192.168.1.68 from 192.168.1.254
    bound to 192.168.1.68 -- renewal in 37057 seconds.
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "correct name"
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 key "correct key"
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$ sudo dhclient wlan0
    There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 6421
    killed old client process, removed PID file
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
    Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:4a:c0:f7
    Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:0e:2e:4a:c0:f7
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.68 on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK of 192.168.1.68 from 192.168.1.254
    bound to 192.168.1.68 -- renewal in 37850 seconds.
    name@name-IBM:/usr/src/rt73-cvs-2008050914/Module$
    I did the last bit twice, just to make sure I did it right.

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    I have reached the point where I should be able to connect to the internet, but this is not possible.
    You are indeed connected:
    DHCPACK of 192.168.1.68 from 192.168.1.254
    bound to 192.168.1.68 -- renewal in 37057 seconds.
    Have you tried and failed to browse the web?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    Yes, and also, the network icon has a yellow triangle on it.

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    Please let us see:
    Code:
    ping -c3 192.168.1.254
    ping -c3 74.125.47.147
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: reinstall driver and reconfigure wireless network?

    Chili555, you are right, I am now connected... traditional medicine...Shutdown and restart... Thanks for your help.

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