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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Unknown host ping error Reply with quote

After successfully booting Gentoo on my Toshiba Portege M400 laptop from the LiveCD, I attempted to set up the network and found that no matter how many times I ran net-setup for both my Ethernet and wireless cards, whenever I tried to ping a website, it gave me the error "unknown host" followed by the URL I'd tried to access. After reading the wireless networking section in the Gentoo handbook, I attempted to emerge net-wireless/wpa_supplicant, but when I checked to see if CONFIG_PACKET was enabled, I received the messages "grep: /usr/src/linux/: No such file or directory" and "grep: .config : no such file or directory". Is there a way to set up access to a wireless network using WPA without emerging wpa_supplicant, and if not, how would I go about enabling CONFIG_PACKET so that I could emerge it? If anyone knows how to resolve this issue, please let me know...thanks!
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ashlyw42
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Unknown host ping error [SOLVED] Reply with quote

Never mind, I'm an idiot ... it was a WEP network, I just had the wrong key... nothing to see here, as you were.... :oops:
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