Debian Configuration :: How To Connect To Internet?
Jan 8, 2011
I have been using another OS but thought for Ham Radio Debian might be good however my stupidity took over right at the start.Have a live cd and works fine but I don't know how to connect to the Internet.Using DSL.
I set up a vpnc connection, and it says it connects fine, but then I have no internet connection at all, and cannot ssh into the remote server(the reason i need this vpn) or do anything else involving the internet.I question if it actually connects at all, as sudo vpnc myconf.conf only shows the connect banner and never progresses from there.
I am currently trying to connect to internet through my wireless card, after half day's effort I reached to this point:
/******The following error appears in the dmesg kernel ring buffer output: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw load failed: Reason -2 ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2 ipw2200: failed to register network device ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:03.0 failed with error -5*********/
I found a solution from Intel website saying that the problem might be: "firmware in wrong location or wrong firmware version". So I proceeded to download the firmware and placed it in /lib/firmware. Also I tried to use menuconfig to enable loading firmware via hot-plug, but I think I have done something wrong when I was configuring the hotplug and firmware.
I am using Empathy IM client to access to gadu gadu and to message with my friends. The strange thing that is happening is that I keep on being connected and then disconnected and then connected again even if I am continuously connected to my internet connection (no problem when surfing or using skype for example)It also seems to come only from me because when my girlfriend is using the same gadu gadu on her windows laptop simultaneously, she doesn´t get disconnected (whether when she is at home and using the same connection as I am or when she is outside, meaning that it doesn´t seem to come from the whole gadu gadu network)maybe it has something to do with the ports that gadu gadu is using but it is strange that sometimes it is working for a period of time and then not and then again.
I have a home Debian server running, and i would like to set it up as a gateway. I have 2 networkcards in it. So internet comes from the modem and on the other card i want to setup a dhcp server and it has to share the internet. But i want it also to connect to a vpn and share the internet of the vpn.. Is that possible?
I am using Squeeze and all appears OK at first... I have a DHCP lease, PING to router works, apache servering fine in and outside the network, Epiphany seems to connects to default debian.org only, BUT I cannot connect to any other websites and apt will not connect to any servers. I installed once, tried to fix problem, gave up and reinstalled and still have the same problem.
I unistalled Network Manager thinking that was the problem, but still the same issue. Is there a default firewall blocking certain connections or am I missing something I'm supposed to know about? I installed some non-free firmware in the beginning of install and all worked... and I connected fine when downloading packages during install.
I've installed debian and configured the network: I do ping to the gateway and it connects, I ping one distant server directly with the IP and it can see it (but not with ping [URL]), but when I try to use internet it says that maybe the url is wrong, but it is not.
And when I try to update (apt-get update) it give me a bunch of errors : W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian/dists/s ... elease.gpg Could not resolve 'ftp.es.debian.org' W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.es.debian.org/debian/dists/s ... ion-en.bz2 Could not resolve 'ftp.es.debian.org'
I installed testing on my netbook with cd1. and too my suprise it didn't even include something as important as network manager. all i want to do is connect to my wired internet, install network manager, then install my driver for card. if i can just get wired working i will be homefree. the directions for installing my wire3less driver look super simple.
I am trying to connect to a Debian account through SMB. So far I havn't had any luck and from what I have read online, without Windows 7 registry modifications, I won't get anywhere either. I have tried two main configurations on in the smb.conf. The first method was to use 'security = share' and submit the username and password on the created share. That didn't work. The second method was to use 'security = user' and authenticate to the entire smb server. That didn't work either.
I am unsure what username/password I have to enter. I am using the accounts credentials, but it isn't letting me connect with those. It also wants me to use a domain (something like 'LAPTOPusername' and then password) which I don't understand the relevance. What domain should I use?
When it comes down to it I just want an SMB share that all the Windows 7 computers in my house can access, but still requires a password. Are there any guides available? Please make sure they are up to date with the latest SAMBA and Windows 7 configuration. The ones I have gone over are old and didn't fix my problem. Also if I need to modify the registry then it isn't worth it.
I need to connect to a serial port server via /dev/tty.. . The serial port IP addresses are the server's IP address with a particular port # (10001, 10002 etc). The way this seems to work is to create a pseudo-tty and somehow link or configure it to point to the serial server's IP/port #'s.
I have debian 5.05 "lenny" and i need connect to internet through vpn [url]. Before i used windows 7, and i could connect to internet with vpn without any problems. But i have no ideas, how to connect to internet with vpn in debian.
I installed Debian Squeeze on my system two days ago, using a wired connection to internet (which worked fine). After that, I had to install the non-free wireless package in order to scan wireless networks. It now works fine, and I can connect and get to internet. But with wired connection, i connect via eth0 and none of my applications work. And they're not in offline mode.Also, i already went here: URL,,, and I checked if that was my case. I tryed what they say several times in some different ways, but I still can't connect. Even more, if I change something like they say, I get "unmanaged device" and I can't even connect to the internet. And the wired connection works, I'm using it right now on my ubuntu 10.10.
If you want more information, I just tried to ping sites like google.com or ......com using network preferences and it does work, it gets 100% of the packages back around 50ms later, so the internet appears to work. Also, when I connect via wireless, everything works perfectly.
Two nights ago I decided to switch from testing to unstable. Since then I am able to connect to the internet, but not to anything on my local network. I am unable to ping this computer from another one on the network. This computer is connected through wireless. I thought that something might have changed with iptables that was blockinghe localnetwork. I tried to "flush the iptables settings with "iptables -F". Since that didn't work I uninstalled iptables (which didn't work and I reinstalled iptables). In my browser I tried to connect to my router and that doesn't work either.I connect to this computer daily through ssh and connect to a NAS. Without ssh and my NAS I feel kinda lost
I have a laptop (running Arch Linux) and a desktop. Until recently my desktop computer ran Arch but I'm taking Debian for a spin now. At my home there is a wireless network with WPA2 encoding. I use the wicd gui to connect to this. I assume, that since I can see the SSID in the wicd window, all drivers are correctly installed and functioning. On my Arch computer, wicd reports this SSID as having WPA2 encoding, but on the Debian computer, it shows up as WEP. Even when I choose the correct encryption thing, WPA2 (preshared key), and put the correct password in, I can't get a connection up.
Finally took the plunge and decided to give debian a go, not done so before as feared it would be too complicated. Net install went ok. Used to wiki to get me wireless up and running by copying those commands provided most of which made no sense (why the separate kernel image for wireless?).
Anyway seems to have worked so now to the problem I can't connect to my wireless network its not broadcasting so configured it manually the way I do in ubuntu through the net manager, it doesn't connect at all.
My sid machine currently can't access debian.org, through apt hitting the repositories, surfing through Epiphany or Iceweasel, or pinging the server directly. It was working fine until about four days ago. However, if I type in the IP address, I can access the website, so it must be some sort of DNS issue. My home server, running Squeeze, can access debian.org just fine. Any suggestions for how to fix it?
I am attempting to get my laptop wireless to connect to my router. Wicd sees my router, I enter the known good password, and it reports bad password. Configuring router without wireless security and attempting to connect with wicd without security fails also. Laptop wireless has worked with other another linux distro, and windows.
Environment:Squeeze installed to Dell laptop with wireless: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Wicd reports that it fails with this text:
2011/01/11 20:06:02 :: Putting interface down 2011/01/11 20:06:02 :: Releasing DHCP leases... 2011/01/11 20:06:02 :: attempting to set hostname with dhclient 2011/01/11 20:06:02 :: using dhcpcd or another supported client may work better
I just installed Debian 6.0.1a on an old laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000) and I can't get it to connect to my wireless internet.I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a separate partition on the same machine, and it has no problem connecting to the internet.
I'm setting up my first home server. I'm running Debian Squeeze and I can't get my machine to connect to the internet on boot.The only way I've been able to is by logging in and running the following commands in exactly this order:
sudo dhclient sudo ifdown wlan1 sudo ifup wlan1
My /etc/network/interfaces looks like this
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto wlan1
I should clarify that by not able to connect I mean that I see the DHCP discover attempts but it fails after a few attempts and says "no DHCPOFFERS recieved" So I tried putting the above commands into a script and invoking that script in /etc/init.d/rc.local and I can see that it runs but I have the same problem. I need to be able to reboot my machine as I'll be administering it remotely.
I'm currently using Ubuntu and have installed debian using dual boot. In debian neither my wifi card appers nor LAN interface appears. I think during installation I'm not able to install the drivers. Can anyone help me to download the driver packages for debian (than I can download in ubuntu and then use pen drive to install in debian).onsider that I'm completely new to debian and have been using ubuntu for 2 months now and is familiar with packaging.
I replaced my motherboard and processor but am keeping my old hard drive without reformatting it. Things work well except that I cannot connect to the internet. I am thinking that I just need to reconfigure the connection to see the new network hardware. I tried /etc/init.d/networking restart but that doesn't do anything. What am I missing? By the way it is a wired connection - not wireless.
I just reinstalled debian on my computer, I've had it working for a long time, only difference is I used to have Cable Internet and now I use DSL. Anywho, I reinstalled debian from the kde CD on the debian website, it auto-configured my network out of the box. My network is connected to the computer, pinging google works perfectly, and ifconfig shows that eth0 is working correctly without any errors. However on both Konqueror and Iceweasel, every time I try to connect to a website, it tells me the server cannot be found. Basically it acts like I don't have internet. Using the terminal works though, I have installed KDE-FULL from the terminal and wicd, so I know I do have internet. I don't know what it could be, like I said, I installed from the cd and this happened. Maybe there's a bug on the KDE debian cd
I was just doing the normal stuff, working with my raid-setup. Then I needed to reboot. I did that, and then my internet sharing just stopped working?I remember I just did aapt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade && apt-get autoremove && apt-get cleanbefore booting, and I just dont rembember if that said anyting crucial, but I really dont think so. Anyways, my LAN i working, all my LAN computers speak with each others, and I have internet (...) on the server. But my sharing just doesnt work. This is how I share my internet:
I just installed, and evolution doesn't seem to think it has internet. The icon with the power cord in the bottom left is unplugged, and send/receive is greyed out. Internet is working , but it is not using network manager, since network manager says no internet is connected. Maybe this has something to do with it?
I have just installed Debian Squeeze on my spare computer (dual booted with Ubuntu 11.04) and I cannot connect to the internet using Squeeze. Due to my ISP, I have to manually connect this computer and on Ubuntu copying and pasting a text file such as this into the terminal works with no problems.What do I need to do to manually configure my Squeeze internet connection?
My wireless in fresh Squeeze install would not connect automatically. I have to click on the network manager and enter the root password to connect every time I start up. I have "Enable Networking" and "Enable Wireless" checked in the Network Manager.