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Old 04-05-2009, 09:56 AM   #16
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Linux debian 2.6.18-6-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Dec 12 05:49:32 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
 
Old 04-05-2009, 09:58 AM   #17
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Linux debian 2.6.18-6-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Dec 12 05:49:32 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
 
Old 04-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #18
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OK, download and install (the way I described before) this package: http://packages.debian.org/etch/linu...hnhalf.1-amd64

after the reboot, uname -a should say 2.6.24
 
Old 04-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #19
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yes it does so what now???
 
Old 04-05-2009, 10:40 AM   #20
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OK, we're getting there
download and install this:
http://packages.debian.org/etch/wireless-tools
and then this (you don't have to reboot between installing these two packages):
http://packages.debian.org/etch-back...irmware-ralink

then check if the wireless network interface works using ifconfig -a
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:10 AM   #21
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we have success as i am now writing this within linux thankyou so much for all your help!!!
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #22
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The pleasure was all mine.

I hope you picked up some troubleshooting tactics in between...

I have to confess, I googled most of the things I told you to do, having no idea if they would work or not.

I don't know if you configured your network yourself, or if it just came up on reboot.
If the network just came up on reboot I sugest you read up on wireless network security.

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Old 04-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #23
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yes i have picked some troubleshoot tips up but without you googling that stuff i would not have known what to look for
 
  


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