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Old 03-18-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Angry How to set up dsl connection with linux?


Im new to linux
I currently have a wireless network with dsl connection. Is it possible to use the same PCI wireless adapter that I use with xp pro to go on line with redhat 9? or do I need to confirgure the wireless adapter to recognise redhat? any advise regarding this question will be appreciated .
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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Now if only we knew the make and model of
that adapter ... what a pitty.

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Old 03-18-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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provided that the NIC is recognized.....redhat-config-network
 
Old 03-18-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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the make and model of the adapter
d- link DWL 520+
the wireless router d-link DI-624(802.11G)

i just started using linux, so i dont know much, do you mean go to the console and type the command listed above? also, i just rip a cd using grip, and it works fine. however, when i play the songs, the quality of the sound is not as good as in xp? do you guys know how to fix this problem? am i doing something wrong? any advise will be appreciated
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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Yeah...sorry. I meant to elaborate a little more. That's what I get for talking to my wife and trying to answer a question.

What I meant to say is that provided that your NIC is recognized, all you should need to do is run the network configuration tool. You can open a terminal window or virtual console and type in the command

Code:
redhat-config-network
and it will bring up a dialog box that will allow you to enter your network settings.

Since you are running RH, you might go to http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/ and do a search for your NIC. If it is supported, it will be listed there. If it's not, that means that the road ahead could be long, dark, and lonely. Next, check on D-Link's site, (in fact, go ahead and check there because your particular NIC isn't on the RedHat site).

If you find some support on D-Link's site, read the README file completely. I hope all this helps, and good luck. I'm sure there are some others that check this board that can give you more detailed help.


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Old 03-18-2004, 10:23 PM   #6
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thanks Nytehawk
I did what you suggested and as you mentioned my wireless adapter was not listed. I will check d-link's site to see if they provide support. I already figured out what was wrong with the sound. If I wanted to connect to the net using the
above mentioned adapter when i boot xp and/or linux, do I need to add another wireless adapter and configure it so that one is configured for xp and the other for redhat? or can i simply configure the internal NIC for redhat and leave the wireless for xp ?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:40 PM   #7
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Hmm....from your statement, it sounds like you have a wireless NIC and a on board NIC. In a terminal window, enter the command ifconfig. That will show you all the network devices (or should show you) found by Linux (the configure tool will do this too). If Linux sees both devices, then you can enable and disable one or the other in the configuration tool as well...but it if sees it, there should be a way to make it work. I keep suggesting the configure tool as it is a pretty simple and straight forward tool to use.

Another option, and this is the lengthy road I was talking about earlier, is to find the correct module for your kernel and "plug" it in. Easiest way to do this is to do a locate command:

Code:
locate wireless
This will return several lines, but you should see something similar to /lib/modules/..../net/wireless if you cd into that directory, you'll find files for different Ethernet adapters (or the chips on the PCB). This is where you have to find the file that matches the one you have, compile it and plug it in. Here's the problem, that's about as much as I can tell you as I've never had to do it this way. To be honest, I typically stick with the basics when basics will do. That's why I suggested redhat-config-network first. The old KISS principle.

So, I hope I've helped a little. I'm sorry I can't help more.
 
  


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