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troubleshooting checklist

  • is the wifi network visible?
  • if so, can I connect to it and get a DHCP IP address?
    • if not, set a static IP address on your machine, i.e.
    • if so, can I get online? (do I see the login/portal pages?)
      • if not, can I ping the router (
        • if so, can I ssh into the router?
          • if so, is the router online?
            • (does it have a wan ip address?: “ifconfig”)
            • (can I ping the Internet?: “ping”)
          • if so, is wifidog running? (if it's not, start it: “/etc/init.d/S65wifidog”)

Report the results of these tests on the hotspot's page on the technical logs page.

technical_logs/router_troubleshooting_checklist.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/28 17:06 (external edit)