I am running Damn Small Linux 2.3 and have been having trouble getting my Gigafast WF721-AEX wireless card to connect to my home network. I followed the tutorial on this page
to get the card semi-working. I am basically on the second to last step of the tutorial where it says that all I need to do now is get an ip through DHCP. I tried using the command given and I didn't have that package installed. Could not find it to install. I also clicked on DSL Panel and tried using the wlanconfig and Netcardconfig. Every time, it hangs at the point where I broadcast DHCP. I think I'm going to have to configure it manually which pretty much leads me to my questions. Here are the blanks I'm filling in and what I've tried putting in them:
IP Address: I tried to give it 192.168.1.68 which is what the ip is whenever this laptop is connected via ethernet (will this cause problems?)
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0 (I have no idea what this means but my other computer has this number as well)
Broadcast Address: This one really have me stumped. Should this point to the router or something else?
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254 The IP of my router
I hope that I'm just making a simple mistake. Can anyone see it?