I have had some good advice as to how to connect my internet apps (which dont work) to the broadband modem which says it is connected. In response to one of the answers (from hippiejake) I gleaned the following from the terminal
This seems to show that the ethernet is connected to the internet, but the wlan interface isn't. Is this the problem. How do i change it back to normal - with wlan on the internet?
There is some missing information here, but I assume you would like to connect a Linux PC to a wireless router+modem box. In that case, you have to configure your wireless card to talk to your wireless router. Then, you have to set up an IP address for your wireless card.
You should be root when doing this.
To connect to a wireless router/access-point, you will need to use /usr/sbin/iwconfig:
For instance: # iwconfig wlan0 essid "MyWirelessNetwork" key "10AB20DF"
To setup an IP you may: 1) Try running # dhclient wlan0 to get and IP from your router automatically via DHCP 2) Try running # ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.4
To not use eth1 for internet access, you may do lots of things. I would just unplug the cable.
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answered 21 May '10, 20:25