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Old 04-12-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
the_watchman
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Question Getting my wifi to work...


I'm new, and im deeply p'ed off... I'm trying to get my laptop to work with my wifi card (lucent technologies orinoco gold) and I dont even know where to start!!! arg... I've looked around and im doing some stuff with "iwconfig" but i have a feeling there's some stuff i need to mount... please help!




 
Old 04-12-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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What's your distro? (Slackware, RedHat, Gentoo, etc.)
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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Are the orinoco modules inserted in the kernel you can tell by "lsmod" try "modprobe orinoco_cs" or just insert your card you should hear a "beep".


If you see orinoco_cs

then do "iwconfig wlan0 essid youressid" or whatever that driver brings up sometimes it's eth1

Then set your ip with ifconfig or dhclient.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:11 AM   #4
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mmm... im on redhat linux 9 and the laptop beeps when i put the card in... there is a "lucent technologies blah blah blah" in the network device setup thingy, which i press...

in the command, what's my essid and do i type the command into the console? arg, im such a newbie to linux... arg...
 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:10 PM   #5
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Yes type the commands in the terminal. I don't know what your essid is, it is whatever you set it on the AP.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 05:42 AM   #6
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Haha, sorry, not related but i read the post initially as getting my wife to work...
 
Old 04-14-2004, 06:00 AM   #7
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some links which may help

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/72457

I use the hostap driver on fedora with my cheap Proxim harmony wireless card, and it works fine. Do a google search for "Fedora Proxim harmony hostap" or something like that.

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