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Old 08-01-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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Installing a Supported Wireless Card


I've read that my wireless PCI card(based on the RaLink RT2500 chipset) is supported by OpenBSD. Can anyone tell me how I would go about installing it?

Can anyone tell me how I would go about installing a graphical web browser?
 
Old 08-01-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
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Re: Installing a Supported Wireless Card

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Can anyone tell me how I would go about installing a graphical web browser?
Personally, I recommend Firefox. You can download it from http://www.mozilla.org, or if you're running a RedHat distro you can find RPMs on http://www.rpmfind.net.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 07:06 AM   #3
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When you install the card, does your kernel load it? If not, you may have to modify the kernel with the proper drivers for that card.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:47 AM   #4
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According to the OpenBSD documentation my card is supported, so I should not need to load any drivers. I apparently have to sort out a mess of configuration issues though.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 04:15 AM   #5
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If you run

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iwconfig
Does it list any info about your wireless card? If so, all you need to do is configure it with the SSID, encryption key, channel etc and it should work.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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The OpenBSD documentation says that my card has 40 and 104 bit encryption. This is not true, my card has 64 and 128 bit encryption. I know my card does have some functionality because I happened upon my neighbor's (unencrypted) network.

When I try to configure the card, it will not let me input a 26 digit hex key. Am I suppose to use "wicontrol" or some other command? Or is the encryption feature just not supported by the drivers that come with OpenBSD?

Is there a way I can do a scan and see a list of available networks?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 07:48 AM   #7
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My mistake. It looks like my card is supported under the i386 platform, but not the amd64 platform. I of course downloaded the latter.

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Old 08-04-2005, 12:24 PM   #8
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I reinstalled, and still no luck.

I don't know my way around BSD very well, but is it possible that the drivers just don't work on my system?
 
  


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