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    Default No matter what I do, the internet it dead

    Hello!
    I am not too new with Linux, but I am new with BT.

    So, I have a MacBook (with broadcom network card). I went to the HOWTOs and found a tutorial for the driver installations, I followed it, and now I can scan networks in WICD.

    I found my network in WICD, went to properties and typed in the password (WEP phrase). When I click on 'connect' it gets stuck on "obtaining IP address" and finally says it can't get IP address.

    My internet is DHCP. From my WICD preferences I understood the my wifi is eth1 (not wlan?). I went to the terminal and tried to make 'dhclient eth1' and it said that no DHCPOFFERS received. when I tried to make 'dhclient wlan0' it said that this device doesn't exist.

    I've also tried to run this: "/etc/init.d/networking start" but it didn't help and again said that no DHCPOFFERS received (I checked the files, it looks OK). Also, I've tried to set my gate way in this file: /etc/resolv.conf after "servername".

    I've tried to fix this for HOUERS and nothing works. If I try to connect with a cable, though, it does work.

    Thanks in advance... I'll be real glad for help.

    P.S.
    Please don't get upset because of my newbieness. I've searched for this a lot. I may be an idiot, but I'm not lazy.

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: No matter what I do, the internet it dead

    ifconfig -a will list all your working network cards. If you dont see wlan0 or similar in there its probably a driver issue and you should search for information in that area.

    If your wireless card is listed do

    ifconfig (your cards name) up {this brings your card online}
    iwconfig (your cards name) essid (your ap name) key (your wep key) {this connects you to the access point}
    dhclient (your cards name) {this gets you an IP address}

    I highly suggest you read the man pages for these 3 commands.
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    Default Re: No matter what I do, the internet it dead

    Quote Originally Posted by CKing View Post
    ifconfig -a will list all your working network cards. If you dont see wlan0 or similar in there its probably a driver issue and you should search for information in that area.

    If your wireless card is listed do

    ifconfig (your cards name) up {this brings your card online}
    iwconfig (your cards name) essid (your ap name) key (your wep key) {this connects you to the access point}
    dhclient (your cards name) {this gets you an IP address}

    I highly suggest you read the man pages for these 3 commands.
    when 'ifconfig -a' it shows eht1 as the wireless and eth0 as the wired connection. It also shows wlan0 and says 'it doesn't exists'. I've tried those 3 commands a lot both to the wlan0 (again, when I did this it said it doesn't exist) and to the eth1 (that said DCHPOFFERS doesn't receive anything).

    It may be a driver issue but I can't imagine what would be wrong. I've installed the official driver manually from Broadcom, and also tried to install jockey-gtk.

    Maybe this will help you:
    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x88)
    Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.1)
    Locale: FCC
    Country Code: X0
    Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
    Some information about my card from my OS X Snow Leopard partition.

    Thanks again in advance.

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    Default Re: No matter what I do, the internet it dead

    Quite correct follows CKings advice, hes definitely on the money.

    Sounds like your wireless hasnt installed correctly as by default the wireless should be wlan0

    In the WICD manager you should select the wlan0 interface and then dhcp for it.

    Once that is done you can verify your DNS settings under /etc/resolv.conf and check the nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx should be set to your routers address if Im not mistaken

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