[Fwd: Re: Getting connected to Verizon 3G network] UPDATE
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Subject: Re: Getting connected to Verizon 3G network
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:21:29 -0500
From: Wayne <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
References: <4B3B7ECD.email@example.com> <20091230231525.GA9499@swansys>
Stan Hoeppner wrote:
Wayne <firstname.lastname@example.org> put forth on 12/30/2009 7:50 PM:
169.254.213.81 every time I get it connected.
A little IPv4 network education is in order:
Your interface is auto self configuring a link local address because it is
unable to contact a DHCP server. Please read the RFC to better understand the
Your next step is to troubleshoot why your interface isn't able to contact a
I replaced dhcpcd, because I was getting the 169.254 address range
again. Installed dhcp3 and now I am getting an IP in the correct
address range 192.168.1.4. Wicd says I am connected while the MiFi
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 ath0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 ath0
I can connect to 192.168.1.4 which turns out to be my
/var/www/index.html. My default apache2 server. Pinging the
192.168.1.1, which was the MiFi, back when I had it working, times out.
If I try to connect eth0 with wicd the system freezes and I have to
This is getting to be a real pain.. As I have seen more success stories
with wireless connections on Ubuntu I am tempted to try it out. I see a
lot of the old timers from this list are now on Ubuntu as well. I
wondered why? Maybe because of things like this....
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Thanks for the link Stan. After reading that I went back and checked
all of the packages I had installed/ Purged/removed in my efforts to get
this working. I found that I had to reinstall dhcp3* which had been
removed when I tried different network managers.
In addition I removed all of the IPv6 address in /etc/hosts. just in case.
I no longer get an IP address, the MiFi fails to give me one. It, wicd,
no longer crashes the system when I get that default IP address. So now
I can concentrate on what is bothering the MiFi about giving me an IP.
Thanks much again. You helped narrow the possibilities, and that't
helps a lot.
Oh, and Happy New Year to you and yours.