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Re: [Fwd: Re: Getting connected to Verizon 3G network -UPDATE]

Wayne <linuxtwo@gmail.com> put forth on 1/1/2010 1:43 PM:

This is a good sign:

> /var/log/wicd# ifconfig
> ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:5a:bb:e8:c5
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:7464 (7.2 KiB)  TX bytes:2838 (2.7 KiB)

This shows that your Atheros is communicating with the AP up to layer 3.  Are
you able to ping  If not, can you ping from the Windows
PC?  I.e, does the MiFi 2200 have a firewall that discards ICMP echo packets?
If the Windows PC can ping and get a response...

did a CD come with the MiFi 2200?  Did you install software from that CD onto
the Windows machines?  If so, is it possible that such software has some extra
"phantom" layer of junk that allows the Windows machines to properly communicate
with the AP, which you don't have available to install on Linux?  If so, you
need to figure out what that Windows software is providing and duplicate the
function on Linux.

The above output from ifconfig shows that you have IP connectivity with the MiFi
2200 AP.  The effort now is to identify why the MiFi isn't apparently processing
your packets.


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