Problem with interfaces configuration file - Networking

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  1. Problem with interfaces configuration file

    Hi everyone,

    I have a strange problem configuring my interfaces network file.
    I have put the following lines:

    iface ra0 inet static
    address 192.168.1.3
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.1.1
    wireless-essid NEUF_4300
    wireless-key 1234-5678-90

    when restarting network, i have got:
    ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:"NEUF_4300"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption key:1234-5678-90
    Link Quality=91/100 Signal level:-48 dBm Noise level:-111 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    The encryption key looks to be good but i have got no ping to the
    gateway (192.168.1.1).

    I have to put the encryption key manually to see the ping work:
    iwconfig ra0 key 12:34:56:78:90

    ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:"NEUF_9400"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point:
    00:17:33:70:94:01
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption key:1234-5678-90
    Link Quality=87/100 Signal level:-50 dBm Noise level:-79 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    What am i doing wrong?

    Thank you in advance

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  2. Re: Problem with interfaces configuration file

    tfeserver wrote:
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I have a strange problem configuring my interfaces network file.
    > I have put the following lines:
    >
    > iface ra0 inet static
    > address 192.168.1.3
    > netmask 255.255.255.0
    > gateway 192.168.1.1
    > wireless-essid NEUF_4300
    > wireless-key 1234-5678-90
    >
    > when restarting network, i have got:
    > ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:"NEUF_4300"
    > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
    > RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    > Encryption key:1234-5678-90
    > Link Quality=91/100 Signal level:-48 dBm Noise level:-111 dBm
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    >
    > The encryption key looks to be good but i have got no ping to the
    > gateway (192.168.1.1).
    >
    > I have to put the encryption key manually to see the ping work:
    > iwconfig ra0 key 12:34:56:78:90
    >
    > ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:"NEUF_9400"
    > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point:
    > 00:17:33:70:94:01
    > Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
    > RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    > Encryption key:1234-5678-90
    > Link Quality=87/100 Signal level:-50 dBm Noise level:-79 dBm
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    >
    > What am i doing wrong?
    >
    > Thank you in advance


    Your interfaces file looks OK.

    1. Does the gateway know that 192.168.1.3 is on its wireless subnet?
    2. Try switching off encryption on both the gateway and your PC and try
    to connect.

    Robert

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