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I have a Hewlett Packard DV6. I connected to the access point. I receive an IP address/default gateway/DNS,etc(DHCP). I cannot ping my gateway. DNS lookups fails. There is just no connectivity. My driver is listed as being IWLWIFI. An lspci shows my card to be a Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E. I can't ping myself from another computer.

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c8:0a:a9:0c:a7:45
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:41 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:561 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:561 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:42164 (42.1 KB) TX bytes:42164 (42.1 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:c7:04:97:c0
inet addr:192.168.1.109 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::226:c7ff:fe04:97c0/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:71 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:2035 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:12371 (12.3 KB)

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I wanted to add this as a comment but for now I can't so I will just post it as an answer.

Here's what I will check for, the first is ifconfig, is the IP it gets on the same subnet as the gw. Is the subnet mask under the scope of the gateway.

check the /etc/network/interfaces file, does it look like

iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.200
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.0.0
    broadcast 192.168.0.255
    gateway 192.168.0.1 
#   dns-nameservers 192.168.0.1

I'll go for routes, any default route that use IP, and gw as default

try to ping from outside and see if it works.

try to connect other endpoints to access points do they work

try to connect that endpoint to another access point, does it work?

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My interface file has no reference to eth0 nor wlan0. Pinging from other nodes does not work. Ip scheme(DNS server,gw, etc) is the same as other nodes, however there is no connectivity. It works when I plug in my ethernet cable, so network componets aren ´t the issue. –  Frank Barcenas Aug 30 '12 at 17:18

Such situation may happen for many reasons, e.g. if two computers with the identical MAC addresses are connected to the same subnetwork (like: when someone is using cloned MAC) - are there many computers on the same NAT (or is it public network)?
If you'd post output of ifconfig, it would be possible to cut out some of possible problems.

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c8:0a:a9:0c:a7:45
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:41 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:561 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:561 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:42164 (42.1 KB) TX bytes:42164 (42.1 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:c7:04:97:c0
inet addr:192.168.1.109 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::226:c7ff:fe04:97c0/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:71 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:2035 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:12371 (12.3 KB)

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It seemed to be a network manager issue. As soon as I replaced network-manager with WICD the problem went away.

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