FSO Wifi - can ping but cannot download

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue Aug 5 06:33:11 CEST 2008

On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, Dylan Semler wrote:

> I've configured WiFi on a fresh FSO image the same way I had on a 2008.2
> image--by creating a wpa_supplicant.conf file and editing
> /etc/network/interfaces.  This configuration worked on the 2008.2 image but
> when I try implementing it on an FSO image, I cannot download anything.  I
> can ping sites and when using wget, I can connect to them, but downloading
> never commences.  It's not a DNS issue because ping and wget seem to be able
> to resolve correctly.  Any thoughts?

Are you, by any chance, connected to the Internet over DSL?

Can you try:

 	ifconfig $DEVICE mtu 1200

on the FreeRunner?  (Set $DEVICE to usb0, I think.)

If that works, then the issue is probably MTU-related, and others can help 
you figure things out from there.

It's safe to try even if the problem is not this, and the setting will 
disappear at the next reboot at the latest.

-- Asheesh.

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