[CUWiN] configuring a node
srrao at uiuc.edu
Sun Oct 10 23:02:43 CDT 2004
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I live on the corner of High and Birch at 311 1/2 W. High St in Urbana.
My roommate and I installed an antenna rig provided by the cuwireless
project on our chimney. We are connecting the antenna to a P2-400
machine with a Belkin F5D6001 802.11b PCI wireless, which I believe is
supported by the software. When I turn on the machine with the node
software on a CD, I can see on the screen the single line of output
"NetBSD something something" and that's it. I have a laptop with a
wireless card and it can detect a "cuw" computer network that I believe
is my node, as well as a "high" network. However, I don't seem to
receive any internet access from this node, when I use the ethernet
cable. It seems that my laptop, when connected to the node by ethernet,
is getting assigned an IP address. It also seems that there is an SSH
server on the node that I can attempt to connect (although I don't know
any login id or password with which to do so).
I think one of two things may be happening:
1.> The node software is not configured properly, so it isn't talking
to the other nodes in the area
2.> The antenna is not picking up any signals from any other nodes.
I hope that the first case is true. Can anyone help me out with this?
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