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Old 09-18-2003, 07:53 PM   #16
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With redhat you should be able to go to "the hat" and then system settings and network. From there you can select the hardware you are using for your wireless internet. You can then edit the device that you use, and set it from static IP to dhcp. I am not real sure about a lot of wireless stuff but here is how my machine is setup

/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices
[ryan@Ryan devices]$ cat ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=none
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=no
TYPE=Ethernet
NETMASK=255.255.0.0
IPADDR=172.16.1.100
GATEWAY=172.16.1.1

You may be able to hack around with that file that you use to fire up the internet and put it in here. Just an idea, but i would not have any knowlege about that. Under BOOTPROTO you can change "none" to dhcp, so your wireless card should grab an IP address from your gateway (router).

As a little side note. If you shut down your machine and then boot every time you need it.....you can try this to start up your internet when you start the computer. Put the commands in /etc/rc.d/rc.local. It will fire up the script right before the graphical login pops up. This will work even if you need root access to run the script, as you are root when it is run.

Let me know if this helps out any
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:49 PM   #17
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I clicked on the hat and went to settings and then the network. My device is not listed there, nor is it listed on the list to be selected. Is there anyway i can append that list?

Thanks so much for your info, this can get pretty overwhelming and i really appreciate the help. I'm getting to accept the steep learning curve hehe.

My eventual goal is to try to set up a http server so i need the router to identify the linux box. Eventual like a couple years from now haha.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 09:30 PM   #18
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You should be able to add the new hardware. I am thinking that maybe that script you are running is adding a hardware device temporarily. Go to "new" once in the network section. Try to add your wireless device from there. Let me know if that works.

Once you get it all figured out, the Web server should be a piece of cake. Basically have to just turn the service on and then clear out the files that are already in /var/www directory. Not too tough at all
 
Old 09-19-2003, 12:00 AM   #19
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ok i'm going through that, and it brings me to a wizard. A drop down menu called adapter and from that list i select my hardware, only my hardware does not exist among the selections. Is there anyway i can append this list manually?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 08:17 AM   #20
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Sorry this has to be short, I will be able to help out more later tonight......First thing I would try to do is find the website of the wireless card, and see if they have any linux drivers. If that fails we can take a look at that script that you use and see what we can make out of that.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 03:43 PM   #21
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ok i gave up, i got a dummies book. Gonna start from scratch. I have no idea what i am doing. I really appreciate your help gates. Thank you very much for the assistance. I'm gonna live without internet on the linux box for a few. Well i can figure out basic things lol, Like what is the kernel exactly, why do i need to install the kernel source? what does it do? how do i know if its installed? Why are the folders setup the way they are and named the way they are? hehe a whole bunch of crap.

thanks for your attempts, i'm just not ready to tackle that at this point lol.

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