Saturday, May 06, 2006



I am an applications programmer by trade and leave the networking to others. I can talk with them and understand in general terms what is being said but don't ask me to set one up myself. Well, that is exactly what I am trying to do. I recently purchased a Linksys wireless router and a wireless NIC for the laptop I have been carrying around.

Well, I have been able to establish connections from my main computer (the one from which I am now writing to you) to the laptop via wireless and pull up a webpage (i.e. a webpage served off of my main computer, the one from which I am writing to you) but am unable to break out of the house. I have done some googling on the matter but nothing seems to help.

A simple explanation of the simple setup I have.


LAPTOP w/wireless NIC

----- Wires

So I can can go from my Laptop to the PC and since I pulled a webpage off of my main server the other direction works. It just can not get to the Internet.

My NIC on the main PC:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:07:95:36:F1:A4
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:87427 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:78356 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:38776324 (36.9 Mb) TX bytes:5925407 (5.6 Mb)
Interrupt:5 Base address:0xd000

Routes set up on PC:
netstat -nr
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 lo UG 0 0 0 eth0

Both the DSL router and the wireless router are and I tried to set the Wireless to but no dice nothing seemed to change.

Any ideas?