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Offline sam0010

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wifi on eeepc 4g
« on: December 22, 2009, 12:50:38 PM »
I have installed wicd but can't get it to run!  I have the green and black wifi icon. I typed sudo wicd-start in Aterm I got no error.  Thanks for any help. System stats shows wicd is indeed installed. Also, the ath5k appears to be installed when I check modules. 

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 12:55:40 PM »
This to install daemon. You have to run 'wicd-client' if using LXDE or Xfce4, otherwise 'wicd-client --no-tray' as nor mal user.

But wait with wicd till pygtk.tczl is updated, current version is broken.
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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 04:31:55 PM »
Thanks.  I will wait.

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 02:54:31 PM »
I installed the latest version of tinycore and wicd for wifi.   My network was found and connected to easily.  But, tinycore is NOT connected to the internet!  I used the Wiki instructions.  I cannot get any web sites.

Any help will be appreciated.

 By the way, this is a better tinycore.  Lots of improvements  since I last looked at it.

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 05:35:41 PM »
My network was found and connected to easily.  But, tinycore is NOT connected to the internet!  I used the Wiki instructions.  I cannot get any web sites.
- can you ping something on the Internet? (i.e. `ping 8.8.8.8` and `ping google.com`), or is access restricted to your local network?
- check nameservers? (i.e. /etc/resolv.conf)
- which instructions did you follow

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 06:19:45 AM »
Sorry it took me so long to get back.  My experience with wifi is to type in my WEP key and click connect.   I don't know what software to use to ping. I have never done that.
 Access is restricted to local network.  I found the file /etc/resolv.conf   but could not open it.  Thanks for any help I get.

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 06:23:02 AM »
To ping, open a terminal window and:
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$ sudo ping -c4 8.8.8.8
To see what's in /etc/resolve.conf:
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$ cat /etc/resolve.conf
To edit /etc/resolve.conf, load the beaver extension, click on the panel, click on the "run command" button and enter "sudo beaver" and then navigate to /etc/resolve.conf
« Last Edit: July 15, 2010, 06:25:01 AM by Juanito »

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 07:27:40 AM »
Thanks for your help.  On ping I get 4 packets sent, 3 packets received, 25% loss
round trip min/ave/ max  49.25/51.7/56.6
On cat /etc/resolv.conf I got nameserver 192.168.1.1   

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 07:36:20 AM »
On cat /etc/resolv.conf I got nameserver 192.168.1.1   

This means your machine can see as far as your router, but you should be able to see the ip addresses of internet dns servers on the other side of your router.

Can other machines connected to your router see the Internet?

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 07:56:26 AM »
I usually do not have a problem with internet  connection. If I lose connection, I  simply restart the internet software and I am back online. 

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010, 01:35:54 PM »
What happens if you try an address such as google.com?

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 11:01:06 AM »
Thanks for replying.  google.com is my first site to test.  Most if not all operating systems have no wifi problems with the eeepc 7014g.   I find that most have a problem with my 701sd  8g.

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 12:04:08 PM »
.. and what was the result?

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Re: wifi on eeepc 4g
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2010, 12:09:59 PM »
Solved!   I installed a downloaded chromium browser.  I had to " sudo chromium-browser" in the terminal to start and everything worked!  I have no idea why it worked, but its good.  Thanks for all help.