LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
tizak
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation linksys wcp11 v4 wireless card, recognized will not connect


Hi all, new to linux, I have installed Debian-Lenny using the first full install cd and expecting to install the rest of the packages through the network. A couple of issues, one, I have two network cards in my Dell cpt500 laptop and during installation defined my wired nic as my primary adaptor for net install, everything went fine and I have internet access through the zircom ethernet card, after installation I went to system/network and noted that the second wireless nic, (Linksys wcp11) was not active and identifed as wlan0. I selected and put in the essid, wpa personal password and selected dhcp. When I reopen network settings the wireless card check box is highlighted as active and all settings are saved except there is no indication of a wpa personel password, is this right. Although I can download packages, my default net install mirrors are:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian lenny main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian lenny main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main

I do not seem to have access to all packages, the reason I ask, looking on the internet I note wicd or nm-applet are ways of managing wireless connections, yet when I use apt-get I receive the message "Couldn't find package". Is there something I am missing.

On a related issue, I have installed Gnome, looking in applications and system I cannot locate the gui package manager, although I installed from the first full cd in series only it seems I am missing quite a few fundamental packages. Could someone relay important packages I should install in a desktop environment.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
Brains
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 258

Rep: Reputation: 42
Yes, I have had wireless issues also with Debian and wicd just up and works. Of course, when installing wicd, I also remove network-manager which should also remove network-manager-gnome or kde depending on the desktop environment(s) installed.
Did you issue command: apt-get update before trying to install.
And synaptic is the GUI installer you are looking for, it should be in the administration section of the menu. Hitting the reload button in synaptic is the same as the apt-get update command.
OH!
And your sources.list may be missing something, was it automatically generated or did you alter it? because there is usually a forward slash after the URL:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib

EDIT: One more thing you can try is to change your repository to an http site rather than a ftp. Here is the list of Debian mirrors, the defaults are all ftp, the secondaries offer both in most cases, ftp is the first link, http the second. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to United States, pick something close to home, they are mostly Universities. Click on the link to one you would like to try, the browser will take you to the site, copy the URL as is and past it over the default URL in your sources.list as root and save it, reload and try to install again.

Last edited by Brains; 07-28-2010 at 02:42 PM.
 
  


Reply

Tags
linksys, manager, mirrors, package


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't connect with wireless Linksys card - using OpenSuse Whatshisface Linux - Networking 1 12-10-2009 12:31 PM
Linksys Wireless card won't connect to wireless network battle_scarred Linux - Newbie 3 04-03-2008 04:27 PM
How do i connect to my wireless network with my WMP54g linksys card? hustla Slackware 3 10-23-2006 12:43 PM
linksys wireless router & linksys wmp54g wireless card rude_reality Linux - Wireless Networking 13 05-25-2006 06:01 AM
Trying to get USB linksys wireless g 802.11g network card to connect in linux mandriv Raze31 Linux - Wireless Networking 10 08-13-2005 09:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration