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wireless last stand

asked 2013-05-29 22:32:58 -0500

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updated 2014-02-13 16:40:33 -0500

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I have a working wireless network under ubuntu 10.04 that I'm trying to duplicate on a more recent linux distro. I've tried quite a few so my difficulty is lack of knowledge, not the distro's themselves and networking on the latest distro's seems to be set up differently than most of the tutorial type documentation available. Anyway, I've decided to ask for help and take my last shot with fedora 18.

Here's the setup that works under ubuntu:

Desktop PC (Ubuntu 10.04 with firestarter configured firewall)
    eth0 automatic DCHP  (connects to cable modem)
    eth1 static  (unused)
    wlan0  (adhoc network WEP)
Dell laptop (LinuxMint 14)
Dell PC (Windows XP)
    eth0 (turned off)

ckasso@507gr:~$ sudo route -v
Kernel IP routing table (ubuntu)
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface       *        U     1      0        0 eth0     *        U     2      0        0 wlan0     *        U     1      0        0 eth1
link-local      *          U     1000   0        0 eth1
default         UG    0      0        0 eth0

With fedora I can access the internet from the desktop only and I can ping back and forth between the desktop and laptop.

[ckasso@user-160u0hj ~]$ sudo route -v
Kernel IP routing table (fedora)
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
default         UG    0      0        0 p2p1       *        U     0      0        0 p2p1     *        U     0      0        0 eth0     *      UH    0      0        0 wlan0     *        U     0      0        0 wlan0

I don't understand what the routing tables are telling me except that I think that is where my problem is. Can someone shed some light or point me to something that would help?

Thanks - Chris

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So, you can connect to the network but not access the internet? Is that what the issue is?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-05-30 05:23:21 -0500 )edit

Hi Francisco - sorry it took me so long to reply. I didn't realize that comments were not included in the answer counter.

ckasso gravatar imageckasso ( 2013-05-31 06:28:21 -0500 )edit

Yes internet access from the laptop and the windows box is the problem. In the mean time I found some good references on the basics of routing tables: and and also

ckasso gravatar imageckasso ( 2013-05-31 06:41:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-01 00:20:41 -0500

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Check your dns configurations. No extra routing configuration is required if your wireless set up is a standard one.

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