[Mageia-discuss] Internet connection and Wifi Connection

Rory Albertyn rory.a at radiantnet.co.za
Thu Jan 5 19:11:08 CET 2012

Thank you for the response Christopher.

Will this allow me to specify a DSL connection (ISP/Username/Password) 
and connect to that over my wifi connection?

What I do usually is connect to the homes WIFI (Named GDB) then connect 
to my DSL account.

Rory Albertyn (Gripen)

On 05/01/2012 18:30, Kristoffer Grundström wrote:
> Rory Albertyn skrev 2012-01-05 15:01:
>> Hi,
>> On my windows laptop, I can connect to my Wifi network, then setup a 
>> DSL connection and use that for internet connectivity via the WIFI. 
>> How am I able to do this with Mageia? It seems to only allow a DSL 
>> connection over a wired network. Any thoughts?
>> Regards,
>> Rory Albertyn (Gripen)
>> Ps: Just had this same issue with another GNOME based OS.
> First off. check with lsmod if the module is loaded & used.
> Then install rfkill & type as root i Terminal-window:
> rfkill list
> If you read Yes somewhere in the output you type rfkill unblock all or 
> rfkill unblock wifi or rfkill unblock wlan or wlan0
> Type following as root: rmmod -f and the name of the module that the 
> card uses.
> Type modprobe followed by modulename to load the module again.
> Afterwards I'd disable eth0-interface by typing ifdown eth0 as root.
> I've had some problems myself with the module for Atheros AR5001 
> Wireless Adapter in a HP Compaq Presario CQ60-415so & I solved it that 
> way.
> /Christopher

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