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i downloaded the linux-wlan-ng drivers and followed the instructions on the site to enable my device (USB, uses prism2 chipset). for some reason it doesnt work...i checked over all the files that are referred to in the guide and all of them are completed as they should be, unless i got confused in some part.
when i was configuring it, there was a line that said
ifconfig wlan0 <yourIP> netmask <yourNetmask> broadcast <yourBroadcast>
my ip would be 192.168.1.3, netmask 255.255.255.0 but the broadcast i dont know. ive never seen this one before...
the weird thing is that yesterday i was able to go into my router's configuration but not on the internet (that was because i hadnt included the DNS info). today i cant even go to the router config.
i installed MDK 9.2 yesterday with everything in it, as well as anything needed by the wlan drivers so im not missing anything that may be required.
im pretty sure that i screwed up somewhere really obvious...anyone know of a really complete guide to setup a wireless lan?