Where can I test out wifi?
kalibslack-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Thu Nov 12 16:37:15 UTC 2009
Well.. What's your OS?
Have any wifi software like wicd, networkmanager, etc.. ?
Is your machine already recognizing your wireless card?
Try to run "ifconfig -a" to check if you got something like ath0,
wlan0... something different from eth0 or lo.
If yes, you probably already got your wireless card recognized and
just need to check if the module is running ok.
You can run for example the following command to search for a wifi
connection available around you:
# iwlist wlan0 scanning
Supposing that your wireless card is called wlan0.
Check if you have any answer like...
[kalib at tuxcaverna ~]$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:EB:1B:C2
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
Extra: Last beacon: 893ms ago
IE: Unknown: 000D4E6575726F6E65745A766F766F
IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C183048
IE: Unknown: 030101
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010006FF7F
If yes, you probably got your wireless card working fine.
If you wanna test it for sure, you can find some place with free wifi
like pubs, restaurants, schools, etc...
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On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Stephen <stephen-d-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> --- On Thu, 11/12/09, Walter Dnes <waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> I recently got my first ever
>> portable machine, and know virtually
>> nothing about wifi, except that "WEP security" is an
>> oxymoron, and WPA
>> is supposed to be OK, and WPA2 the best. I need to
>> put in some practice
>> time, and generally screw around with it to become familiar
>> with how it
>> works. It would help to have an ethernet connection
>> as well, in case I
>> find I need to download driver updates.
> Do you have a router with WiFi?
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