I am fighting with mandrake 10.1 and D-Link DWL-650+ on Toshiba laptop. I exactly followed the instructions on the project's site - it compiled and installed successfully. But it doesn't work - no ping - it says "destination host unreachable" - looks like there is a routing problem or what? No firewall is installed.
I assigned IP. but can not ping to my router. Any ideas what I dod wrong? When I look at mandrake's Control Center's Monitor Connections section it says "not connected".
Any help is appreciated.
Here are my settings:
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:C8:16:DC:A5
inet addr:192.168.20.3 Bcast:192.168.20.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::280:c8ff:fe16:dca5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:93 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:4074 (3.9 Kb)
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"Netsoul" Nickname:"LinSoul-Laptop"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.432GHz Access Point: 00:40:05:57:1C:08
Bit Rate=22Mb/s Tx-Power:0 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thr=4096 B Fragment thr=4095 B
Encryption key:0837-8378-3783-77 Security mode:open
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-54 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:5 Invalid misc:5 Missed beacon:0
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.20.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
0.0.0.0 192.168.20.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0
Ping to local host is OK.
From: James Shatto <S<hadow_7@ea...> - 2005-03-13 16:50:46
> But it doesn't work - no ping - it says "destination host unreachable" - looks like there is a routing problem or what? No firewall is installed.
> I assigned IP. but can not ping to my router. Any ideas what I dod wrong? When I look at mandrake's Control Center's Monitor Connections section it says "not connected".
Everything on your config seems okay. Did you set the channel?
iwconfig wlan0 channel <#>
You might also try:
iwconfig wlan0 power all
iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto
Your key appears to be 64 bit WEP. Make sure it matches exactly on the other end. And might want to set the security to restricted, instead of open with the key. Or drop the key on both ends until you know it works.
Other than that make sure no 2.4GHz chordless phones are in use when making the attempt. Or try channel 11 which is supposed to play nicer with them.
Also note that it may not be on your end. The other end may not have a route back or drops ping requests.
route add -net wlan0
Might even scan to see if the other end is even up.
iwlist wlan0 scan
> Ping to local host is OK.
Localhost is generally through the lo device.