Good to call me on the default gateway, because sometimes it is the simple stuff, but this time I think it was just me going faster than the computer could apply changes, and it got bogged down. That part is working now.
As for the output of those two commands, they look to the untrained eye to be symptoms of a correctly configured card. The only problem is that it just doesn't like to ping anywhere or look at any website. Since I most recently enabled eth1
I have sent 9 packets according to the connection properties... that seems low given the number of times I submitted http requests to test it.
Edit: and one other observation, it's reading out at 100% signal quality, regardless of whether I'm a meter from the WAP or my current position of across the house in the basement (where Windows tells me the signal is weak).
matt@matttop:~$ iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:0F:3D:37:DB:7B
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-80 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
lo no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"KeepOff"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:3D:37:DB:7B
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-83 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.