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Old 10-31-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
radelgla
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Laptop networking device help!


I just fnished installing Ubuntu Linux with Gnome on my old Sony Vaio laptop, and I can't seem to get my network setup.

I have a Linksys wireless B pcmcia card that is in my laptop, but when I go to set up my network connections, I don't know what to enter for the 'device' field. I have looked in the device manager and the card appears there, so I know the system can see it.

I have tried entering such things as the product name, eth1 (the built in network adapter was on eth0) and other things found in the details of the wireless card in device manager, but when I click activate, the box for the network connection gets a check mark for a second, but then goes away.

So basically what am I doing wrong, and how can I get linux to recognize my network card? Thanks so much.

Ross
 
Old 10-31-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
clemcat
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Hey,

"In my very limited" experience, sometime the os will identify the network cards as "wlan0".

Try

root# iwconfig wlan0

sometimes this may help to see if the card is picked up.

Chris
 
Old 10-31-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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You'll (most likely) need to get DriverLoader from Linuxant
at www.linuxant.com
I use that for a Linksys wireless card on my box, and it works fine. Try the trial version first,tho. I'm in a second trial b/c I haven't gotten around to ordering it, but I will be in the next couple weeks.

peace
 
Old 10-31-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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does your card show up if you use 'ifconfig -a' ?

what exactly is the card you have, and what revision is it ? different revisions of different cards often use different chipsets, requiring different drivers to make them work.

i use a linksys wcf12 card in one of my laptops, and this card is supported by my distrobutions included version of 'wireless-tools', however i have to load the driver via the command line to make it work
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:13 PM   #5
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hmmm...

Well in device manager it shows up as RTL8180l 802.11b MAC from realtek semiconductor.

On the card it says its a linksys wireless b notebook adapter model WPC11 ver 4

When i run iconfig -a it non o f those things show up i think. Theres eth0, lo, and sit0. ??

Let me know

Ross
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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hmm... I apparently jumped the gun earlier. your card is listed on the compatibility list on www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ But I'm not exactly sure which driver you need, I can't quite figure it out, but I'll try to work on it

Best of luck!

edit: What's your kernel? This might work:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...b.html#Realtek

Last edited by XsuX; 10-31-2004 at 09:04 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 09:07 PM   #7
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Did you check out http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~rbell/Realtek8180.html ?
The title is "A description of how I got the Realtek 8180 wireless ethernet pcmcia card to work in Linux"


sidenote: I checked my etc/pcmcia/config and it looks like most of the linksys cards use the pcnet_cs.o driver. This doesn't mean that _yours_ will, just thought I'd mention it

and, funny thing, there is an active LQ post about the realtek8180 card...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=249484

(it's right above yours in my thread list! weird...)

Last edited by itzfritz; 10-31-2004 at 09:10 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 09:11 PM   #8
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sorry, the link I meant to post in the edit was a link to the driver, although you might want to look at the other link in my edit, too. Here's what I meant to post.
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...x?Keyword=8180
 
  


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