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Old 11-06-2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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Proxim Skyline 802.11a Wireless Card


Hey guys, I just got SuSE on my sony vaio r505el laptop. My college has a wireless network though, and they do not support linux on the cd rom that came with my wireless card. Its a Proxim 802.11a Skyline Wireless card I need to know if there are linux drivers out there for it anywhere..i googled it but to no avail...im not that proficient in linux (to the point where i could make my own) so if anybody could help me out that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, This is a great forum you guys have here
 
Old 11-06-2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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According to SmallNetBuilder, all of the Proxim 802.11a line uses the Atheros chipset. Try here for drivers: http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:06 AM   #3
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great, thanks alot..ill try that out, one more question tho, once it gets installed...how do i go about configureing it?..i kow the school has WEP encryption so im going to get the web key from out sys. Admin, but there then that...do i have to configure it with a shell or from somewhere else?..thanks alot you guys have been a huge help
 
Old 11-06-2003, 01:19 PM   #4
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I've not used these drivers, so can't tell you a MADWiFi specific answer. Normally, the wireless tools package is used to set things like SSID and WEP key.
man iwconfig for the whole list.
That will only work until reboot, though. To "hard code" info, you enter it into a network i/f script for Mandrake & RH (and probably SuSE). Look for something like /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:42 AM   #5
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For Suse 9.0 it is /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan-pcmcia but you can also set it up in Yast

Hope this helps, Kenny
 
  


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