Re: Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
Well hell, I almost had the reply finished before I lost connection

Maybe you should try to use an email program on your machine with POP3 or
IMAP and SMTP instead of webmail. But that is probably not your first

--- On Sat, 12/6/08, Nils Kassube <kassube@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
Thanks for jumping in. BTW, ATT says I'm not

connected to the network

on the wifi and that's why I can't establish a

connection at Doesn't seem likely to me

but that's what they

say. How does one determine if they are connected to

another wifi

network besides there own?

I think the explanation of the wrong wireless network makes
sense. If
network manager is still installed, it may have undone your
static setup
and used DHCP on the other network. How did you do the
manual setup for
the wireless part? Can you post your
/etc/network/interfaces file?

Network manager is still installed. The new maching is in shop to
replace cpu fan. But this 1999 Dell Dimensions XPS T450 needs much
help. I used all of kde's network management programs but mostly
network manager and kwifimanager which is flaky. I'll try to finish
this post again but if you feel better about it I'd be happy to start
up gnome and use it.

I'm not familiar with Gnome because I use KDE - I suggested the Gnome
version because I thought you were using it :)

# Used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8). See the interfaces(5) manpage or
# /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples for more information.

iface wlan0 inet static

iface eth0 inet static

I think it is a bit unusual to have 2 interfaces with the same address,
but from another of your mails I know that it worked with a previous
Ubuntu version. Therefore I think it should work with your current
version as well. OTOH, could this be the reason for your intermittant
internet connection? As you are using only one of the interfaces at a
time, I would suggest to use another address for one of the interfaces.
You have in use for the other machine already, so use e.g. for eth0 while you keep wlan0 at

About your attached screen shots: To me that looks quite normal for the
settings in your interfaces file. And that point seems to be moot anyway
because you found out already that you can't connect to your router via
the wireless port.


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