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craigo_jhb

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I have an IBM T42 with a wireless connection to a XP PC sharing DSL. I seem to be on the wireless network, as I can ping (by IP only) some of the other PC's.

I no very little about SUSE 10, so please could someone assist me as I would like to keep linux on my laptop....but urgently need internet access.
 

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craigo_jhb said:
I have an IBM T42 with a wireless connection to a XP PC sharing DSL. I seem to be on the wireless network, as I can ping (by IP only) some of the other PC's.

I no very little about SUSE 10, so please could someone assist me as I would like to keep linux on my laptop....but urgently need internet access.
Do you have the proper gateway and DNS server addresses setup on the machine.
 

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Apologies for the lack of info. Previously, I used XP to connect. Basically, I connect to the Wireless Router via my internal wireless card. The Wireless Router is then connected via a cross-over cable to our DSL router. In Windows, when I went through the internet setup wizard, it created an internet gateway icon under network neighbourhood. All wireless setting were default - i.e. DHCP, etc.

I also sometime directly connect the DSL router to my laptop - I managed to get this working last night with a cross-over into my ethernet port. But, when I'm in the office, I need to switch to the other method of connection, as the DSL modem is shared on the wireless network.

In Windows, I just open a browser as Windows picks up the internet gateway when I login, therefor it just works. It might well be that my wireless card is not configured correctly as I really don't even know where to start other than doing a very basic setup in YAST. I've seen a few other commands like route -n, etc, but in all honesty, I'm not sure what I should be looking for as I did very little configuration when I set it up in Windows. Should I add the router IP as the Gateway and DNS?? Like I mentioned earlier, in Windows (Reason I keep referring to it, is becasue that's the only working setup I have), it's all just set to DHCP, and I haven't specified any gateway or DNS servers.

I must say though, now that I have the direct connection working in SUSE, I'm getting to actually use Linux for the first time and am really impressed with the speed, reliabilty and applications.....

Would really appreciatte it if you could assist me to get the last bit sorted, so I can be a fully fledged Linux user.
 

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What is the make and model of the Wireless network card in your laptop. It may or may not be compatible with linux.
 
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