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Old 12-10-2003, 08:41 AM   #16
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I think I found the problem to my situation. My Linksys wireless access Point (WAP 11) works with linux but my wireless USB network Adapter (WUSB11) does not. So I may need to see if linksys has an adapter that works with linux. I wonder if I can use other adapters from other companies or does it have to be Linksys.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:30 AM   #17
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I think I found the problem to my situation. My Linksys wireless access Point (WAP 11) works with linux but my wireless USB network Adapter (WUSB11) does not. So I may need to see if linksys has an adapter that works with linux. I wonder if I can use other adapters from other companies or does it have to be Linksys.
You don't have use a Linksys wireless adapter; just an adapter that works with Linux. Most do, but I think you're always on shakier ground with USB adapters which have less chance of working.

My adapter is a PCMCIA 802.11b AirWay and works fine with my Linksys access point.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 03:05 PM   #18
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I haven't posted for awhile because I am busy with the final week of my school. I will be very busy until the end of this next week, so I apologize in advance, if my responses are a little slow.

I've changed my IP address,...but I have kept the same subnet as my router. I'm still unable to connect to the network.

When I connected my windows box to the router,.. I had to provide WEP keys. could that have anything to do with my problem, since I'm not providing wep keys on my linux box?
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:39 PM   #19
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You will certainly need to specify the WEP key and possibly the SSID as well.

You can do it with the /sbin/iwconfig command. Type iwconfig eth0 to see your current settings; check man iwconfig to see how to change them.

(With Mandrake you can also set the key and SSID through the adapter setup Drake panels).
 
Old 12-22-2003, 09:30 PM   #20
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iainr

thank you

I've been busy, but I since I've been absent, I've installed Mandrake 9.2 on my computer. I've tried to use 'sbin/iwconfig' and 'iwconfig eth0' with no success. I listed what was in the sbin directory and there was no 'iwconfig' listed.

Could this mean that mandrake linux simply doesn't support wi-fi lan internet connections? Shouldn't there be an 'iwconfig' directory?

thank you
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:53 AM   #21
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It just means that you don't have the iwconfig package installed. You can try going through the Mandrake Control Center to set up the card (use the wizard, not the expert tab). When I did that, Mandrake installed the correct software for me, including iwconfig.

Failing that, I will track down which package contains iwconfig later, when I have my laptop on (unless someone else can supply the information).

You definitely have iwconfig on your Mandrake CDs and you can install it whether or not you have wireless networking working.
 
  


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