[Wolves] sudo apt-get update

Steve Wilson sirocco_software at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 23 09:39:18 UTC 2009

> Steve Wilson wrote ...
> wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:3b:10:6c:8f  
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>           inet6 addr: fe80::211:3bff:fe10:6c8f/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:48318 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:24879 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
>           RX bytes:68190308 (68.1 MB)  TX bytes:2120114 (2.1 MB)

> Ron wrote ...
>>Ah-ha! this could be a problem with the wireless drivers

Thanks for the feedback Ron. May I ask what it is about the above that leads you to that conclusion though? On the face of it, there appears to have been data both transmitted and received - no???

After a lightning introduction to the wonders of ping the network information window last night in the pub (thanks guys) I am now able to reveal that when both my XP laptop and Ubuntu desktop are connected to the wireless router (no encryption, DHCP), pinging each machine's IP address results in a reply. This means (I believe) that each machine's TCP/IP stack is OK, but does it also mean that the wireless drivers are installed and working OK?? Anyway, pinging the router's IP address (the gateway) gets a reply for the XP but not the Ubuntu. I know it was redundant, but further tests revealed a reply from an open DNS server for the XP but none for Ubuntu. 

Have looked in sources.list.d but the directory is empty.

Have looked at resolv.conf and seen that the one and only nameserver specified is the gateway address. Doing an ipconfig /all on the XP machine reveals a list of 4 nameservers, with the gateway at the top, and the other 3 all ipv6 addresses. I thought Ubunbtu had IPv6 enabled by default (Y/N?). I googled and came up with the suggestion of entering about:config into Firefox and searching for 'ipv6'. There was no entry in my file. Does this mean that it's on or off? If IPv6 is not enabled, could it be that Ubuntu is simply not able to understand the addresses the router is passing??

I'm going to try entering an open DNS server into reslov.conf, but I see from the note at the top of the file that any change may well be overwritten anyway.

>> try connecting directly with a cable.

Not possible I'm afraid - the router's next door.

>>It maybe worth re-installing the box as the PXE based install I did
was purely to test the boxes worked.<<

I may well do that later this morning. But for nw I'd like to bash on - it's quite educational :-)



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