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Old 12-03-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
vfronda
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Creating Wireless Interface


I am trying to get the wireless networking hooked up so I can continue my install on a Dell Inspiron 600m. I typed in iwconfig and it shows:

lo: no wireless extensions

eth0: no wireless extensions

How do I create a network interface for my wireless card? And how do I configure it after that. I do not have a working internet connection other than the wireless connection from windows which picks it up fine, so I cannot emerge packages. Is there any way to do this just using iwconfig and the other wireless tools that come with the Gentoo livecd?

thanks,
V. Frondeta
 
Old 12-03-2006, 10:50 PM   #2
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I think you must compile the driver.

Look at http://ipw2200.sf.net page for instructions.

And don't forget to turn it on (i fighted a lot until I realized that the wireless switch was off)

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