> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 06:38:13PM GMT, Timothy Murphy
>> I would have thought a university was almost certain
> to restrict WiFi access (if that is what you were using)
> to those whose MAC addresses had been registered with the college.
>The university do indeed block access to all but registered cards, but both my
wired and wireless cards are registered, so that ain't it. As it happens my
wireless card seems to have fizzled and died anyway (not so much as a power
On Sat 05 Feb 2005 20:32, Conall O'Brien wrote:
>> Do the College Administrators supply documentation for how to Windows
> systems? (Since Linux isn't supported). If so, perhaps they can describe
> how a working setup *should* look like, so you can see if you have any
> discrepancies with the settings you are seeing...
Yeah, tried this. Also tried the "pretend I'm using Windows" thing, but I was
dealing with postgrads on a helpdesk that is mainly there for dealing with
"Word ate my assignment" type problems. Even when dealing with windows they
were lost. I had to wait on someone to come along and patch a network socket,
after which my windows partition works but Linux still has the same problems.
The setup should be dhcp on ip address and dns, which as I say seems to work
fine (I get an ip address in the proper range, and it sets the two
appropriate dns addresses, though adding 127.0.0.1 as the primary one).
Despite that , nothing works (I can't ping or nslookup anything). Padraig
Brady helped me find out that I've no default route set, but trying to
deliberately setting one didn't work either. In Mandrake Control Center and
in the profile's /etc/sysconfig/network file the gateway was properly set.
Thanks for everyone's time on this one, but as I mentioned on Friday I'm not
going to be back on campus for three weeks, so I don't want to waste people's
time giving me advice that I can't follow until the end of the month. I'll
look into the routing thing again than, as that appears to be the most likely
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