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Old 05-14-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
lifeforce4
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Knoppix 5.1 and Wireless network not finding router.


My searching found this post but its not to informative.

Alright well I was running knoppix 5.1 boot DVD and it detects everything and mounts it just fine. It found both of my network cards one linksys wried PCI card which is labels eth0 and the wireless card as eth1. When I try to have it connect to my router I first had to scan for the router with Kwlan but nothing then I setup the ip, DNS, and everything manually. I am going to try the ndiswrapper but I rather work with a native Linux wifi driver instead of a windows one just because mixing a pure os (linux) with windows does not seem to nice lol. I am working on getting a HDD that I can install slackware on and have it running but for now its just knoppix.

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Kyle
 
Old 05-14-2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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Hi,

You could try this (from the console or xterm):

First make sure the correct module is loaded with the lsmod command, then check the interface is up with the ifconfig command. You can also use the command iwconfig to check which interface has wireless extensions (and a whole lot more) but it won't tell you if the interface is up. Finally issue the command "iwlist wlan0 scanning" (without the quotes and replace wlan0 with the name of your wireless interface) which will scan for networks and print any found. Hope that helps.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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How would I notice if the correct module is loaded? I did man on the lsmod command but did not get much from it. I saw ieee80211 dont know if that was the 820.11b/g card. As for the iwconfig it showed all three connections and the ath0 is the wireless one I found out. Guessing its not loaded because ifconfig displays no adaptor. I did iwconfig once and it was shoing the wireless addaprot but now even it does not show after I rebooted.

Thanks,
Kyle

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