ping over wireless
I have followed some great tutorials from this site, which has helped me a great deal.
I have connected to my WPA2 network, and want to ping other pc's that are also connected to my wireless AP.
I have th same subnet range as other pc's, ie EEE= 192.168.1.6 and Vista= 192.168.1.5
would i be right in assuming i need to do something with the resolv.conf file??
If you someone could point me in the right direction, i would rather try and figure this out, because i think its the better way to learn opposed to being told to bash in a few commands.
bt ~ # arp -n
Address HWtype HWaddress Flags Mask Iface
192.168.1.1 ether 00:1F:33:42:6A:34 C ath0
bt ~ # route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 ath0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 ath0
If you want to ping those machines by name then you'd add them to your hosts file. The resolv.conf file is for your DNS servers. If you do not have a local DNS server, then you won't edit it.
If you are on the same subnet, no routing is necessary. A ping to the IP address of another conected PC should work "out of the box".
But sometimes it is possible, depending on the kind of AP you use, to configure your AP that connected clients cannot talk to each other.
The file resolv.conf is for DNS lookups on liux- or unix-boxes
Thank you, i will go and have a look at this now!!!
ok got it working thats for your help!!!!