227duke wrote:I am after a solution, in the simplest terms possible, to my problem. I have installed Mint onto my laptop. The 5 graduated bars are showing, but are not coloured in (should they be green?)
...The physical (MAC) address of my laptop is listed in the MAC adress filter of my router settings.
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Absolutely sure about that
Are you using a static (manual, fixed IP) or dynamic (DHCP) setting from the route, for your client connection
Next questionIs the network really running
In terminal, check
- inxi -F
--short list of all OS detected hardware
- inxi -N
--network card only
--is the nic (network Interface Card) UP
--same as ifconfig for wireless
- ping -c 4 127.0.0.1
--is TCP/IP running correctly
- Ping router's IP address
--is it available to you: on the same network as your IP address for that workstation
It is usually 192.168.xxx.xxx or similar; if it is 169.xxx.xxx.xxx then it is not a valid dhcp connection IP address
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/21 ... dress.html
- Netstat -rn
--is the network associated with any AP(Access Point), router/dhcp server
Thirdly, a final question..
Are you behind a proxy IP address on your network, or are you not connected directly to the router, but instead are connecting via ICS (Internet connection Sharing) a la windows host mode support for people who don't use use Ethernet switches/routers (with built-in Ethernet LAN switching) or have more computers than ports and don't mind having a single host computer powered on to forward/manage their Internet connections in shared mode.