Re: [Fwd: Re: Getting connected to Verizon 3G network -UPDATE]
Wayne <firstname.lastname@example.org> put forth on 12/31/2009 7:57 PM:
> The following are the results of trying to connect to the MiFI
> Output id from the wicd.log
> 2009/12/31 18:38:21 :: iwconfig ath0 channel 11
> 2009/12/31 18:38:21 :: iwconfig ath0 ap 00:21:E8:B5:C4:B5
> 2009/12/31 18:38:21 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
> 2009/12/31 18:38:22 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
> 2009/12/31 18:38:23 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS COMPLETED
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: Running DHCP
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: /sbin/dhclient ath0
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: All rights reserved.
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: For info, please visit
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 ::
> 2009/12/31 18:38:24 :: wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
> 2009/12/31 18:38:25 :: wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
> 2009/12/31 18:38:25 :: Listening on LPF/ath0/00:26:5a:bb:e8:c5
> 2009/12/31 18:38:25 :: Sending on LPF/ath0/00:26:5a:bb:e8:c5
> 2009/12/31 18:38:25 :: Sending on Socket/fallback
> 2009/12/31 18:38:29 :: DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
> interval 8
> 2009/12/31 18:38:30 :: DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1
> 2009/12/31 18:38:30 :: DHCPREQUEST on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
> 2009/12/31 18:38:30 :: DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
> 2009/12/31 18:38:31 :: bound to 192.168.1.4 -- renewal in 41564 seconds.
> 2009/12/31 18:38:31 :: DHCP connection successful
> 2009/12/31 18:38:31 :: Connecting thread exiting.
> 2009/12/31 18:38:31 :: IP Address is: None
> 2009/12/31 18:38:31 :: Sending connection attempt result Success
> From the above it seems to be connecting to the MiFi, but wicd say's
> not connected.
> route -n
> 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
> 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 ath0
> Can not connect to 192.168.1.1, which 'should be' the admin page of the
> MiFi or to the internet.
Define "connect". This says you can't hit it via a browser on TCP 80.
Everything above says you received a valid DHCP assignment and should be able to
at least ping interface 192.168.1.1 on the MiFi, unless an inbuilt firewall on
the MiFi 2200 blocks pings (very possible). Have you tried telneting
192.168.1.1? Have you run an nmap scan against 192.168.1.1 to see if any ports
are open at all?
Most of these products are MS Windows centric (I'm talking the MiFi 2200 and
most consumer PC/network devices) and "leave the Linux nuts to figure it all out
on their own cause they're smart cause they run Linux" (so their thinking goes).
My read of the very sparse information on their website eludes to the fact that
the device needs to be initially setup via a USB cable connected to a PC and
running the setup software on the CD that came in the product package. I am
unable to get access to the actual user guide as their website has the file
username and password protected for some idiotic reason. Have you performed the
setup yet of the MiFi 2200 exactly as described in the package documentation?
Does it require something stupid such as plugging in the MAC address of each
client you want to be able to use it or similar?
You are able at this point to get a DHCP assignment from the MiFi 2200. If your
Linux client (laptop/desktop) is unable to exchange packet traffic with the
MiFi, the problem at this point lies within the configuration of the MiFi
itself, not your Linux host. You now need to read (or re-read) every ounce of
documentation you have or can find relating to the MiFi 2200.