I get up to pinging, but no further

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18-12-2007 00:54:19

I'm using Fedora Core 3 on my desktop computer.

I now connect that computer to the Internet via an Ethernet card connected to a switch that in turn is connected to my modem.

Also attached to the switch is a wireless access point. My wife connects her laptop to the Internet via that wireless access point.

I want to be able to connect my desktop computer to that wireless access point, so I got a wireless card with the rt61 chipset and installed it.

I downloaded the rt61-1.1.0-b2 tarball and followed the instructions for FC3 users.

When configuring the parameters using system-config-network, I followed the steps I found in the document called "RaLink 2400 Wireless LAN Card - Fedora Core 3 Installation."

Every step works properly until I try to ping www.minitar.com. I run the command, wait and finally press Control-C. I then get

[root@localhost leslie]# ping www.minitar.com
PING www.minitar.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- www.minitar.com ping statistics ---
73 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 72091ms

[root@localhost leslie]#

Though I was able to follow successfully the instructions in the 2 documents I've mentioned, I don't really understand anything of what I'm doing.

What should more should I be doing to get the wireless card working?

Thanks for reading this,



22-12-2007 11:38:17

Basically, the steps are
- Install the driver, this will create a new network interface.
- Set the parameters specific to your network essid, authentications/encryption etc... This can be done with the command line tools "iwconfig", "iwlist" and "iwpriv", or with an appropriate graphical tool.
- Set the ip address of the interface, this is usually done with "ifconfig" or "dhclient", a graphical tool is an alternative as well.
- Enjoy your connection! )