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Old 01-04-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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how do i install a nic not in the drop down list


i have a linksys wpc55ag wireless nic. I also have what i believe to be the drivers for it it a file. i am unsure how to install it, when i am in gnome menu-network under the hardware tab, i click on add, and it has a list of nics, none of which i need, can anyone direct me on what do next. And please keep in mind I am VERY new to linux.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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do you have the tool iwconfig? its part of wireless-tools for linux. check and get back.

check for it in a terminal on the command line. type in iwconfig. if it shows nothing, then u dont have it.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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i dont think so, if i did, where would i find it at? would it be under system tools?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:15 PM   #4
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do you have the tool iwconfig? its part of wireless-tools for linux. check and get back.

check for it in a terminal on the command line. type in iwconfig. if it shows nothing, then u dont have it.
if you dont see it, download the rpm for wireless-tools and install it.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:19 PM   #5
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when i type it in it says
lo no wireless extensions.

is this what it is supposed to do?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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yes, good.
ok, pop in your wireless card. then type iwconfig again.
you'll see something more then "lo" then. get back when thats done.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:25 PM   #7
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oh wait, im assuming you installed the driver modules for the card. u did that, right?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:26 PM   #8
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uh oh, thats what it says when the card IS in. should i restart with the card out then put it in after startup?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:28 PM   #9
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no, how do i do that? im sorry, ive been a windows guy for a long time and would like to learn linux, but dont know shit about it or how to do anything yet.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:30 PM   #10
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everyone starts off with shit.
what is the name of the driver?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:31 PM   #11
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also, do this. when u insert your card, in a terminal, type in "dmesg" (without the quotes). look at the end for something related to the card.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:33 PM   #12
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lol, yeah tell me about it.
the one i have came out of a .zip file, but i just realized that it is for windows probably. are you gunna be here for like ten minutes, i will get the right driver then post again
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:37 PM   #13
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cool. ill be here.

not like i guarantee ill be of big help.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:37 PM   #14
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ok, the file is labeled madwifi-20030802 and is 620k
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #15
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madwifi? hmm. you wouldnt know what chipset this card uses, now would ya?
 
  


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