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Old 09-08-2010, 09:54 AM   #16
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can anyone help
 
Old 09-08-2010, 10:06 AM   #17
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iwconfig command is used to configure wireless.

Did you follow links posted in post #14.

that wiki page contain good info on wireless interface configuration.

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:13 AM   #18
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This is what comes up when running the iwconfig and im stuck on what to do next

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root@Slackware13:~# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:Off/any Nickname:"Slackware13"
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:Off Fragment thr:Off
Encryption key:Off
Power Management:Off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:22 AM   #19
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it seems eth1 is your wireless interface.

now follw LQ wiki page (links given in #14)and configure ipaddress,WAP key and other settings.

Or you can configure from graphics.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 10:33 AM   #20
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Does it make a difference if im directly connected by ethernet cable or do i have to take it out to try and configure
 
Old 09-08-2010, 10:43 AM   #21
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Does it make a difference if im directly connected by ethernet cable or do i have to take it out to try and configure
Generally it will not create any problem. so you can configure wireless without removing cable from other network card.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 10:43 AM   #22
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Does it make a difference if im directly connected by ethernet cable or do i have to take it out to try and configure
No, it shouldn't be necessary. It looks like your wifi driver ipw2200 is installed and functioning so you just need to configure your wifi device. Do you know if you're using wep or wpa for security. This is important because what comes next depends on which one you're using.

I agree with sem that eth1 seems to be your wireless interface - a strange name for it but so be it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:45 AM   #23
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I still need more insight on what actually to do..i know you've given me resources to use but im a newb at this stuff. And how do i find out what im using for security

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:49 AM   #24
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I still need more insight on what actually to do..i know you've given me resources to use but im a newb at this stuff. And how do i find out what im using for security
You need to read the instruction on your router. This has nothing to do with linux. It's the router that usually determines what kind of security you've got. If you can't figure it out from the router manual or webpage then at least tell us which router you're using and maybe someone will know what security it's using.

Did you install/buy the router yourself? or did you get it (rent it) from your ISP? If the latter, then you need to contact you're ISP or look on their webpage and maybe there's help available there.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:51 AM   #25
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Wireless broadband router..Wlan
 
Old 09-08-2010, 10:55 AM   #26
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Wireless broadband router..Wlan
And the other questions I asked? also would there be a brand name on the router?
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:56 AM   #27
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COMP USA..i think its WAN the security
 
Old 09-08-2010, 11:01 AM   #28
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Ryan, this is like pulling teeth. Please, did you set up the router yourself? or did someone do it for you? How do you configure the router? Do you use a web interface? or do you log onto it by some other means? The router has the information about what security system it's using. Do you have a manual for it? etc. etc. etc.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:08 AM   #29
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Its selected as (Security Type: No authentication (open) and the encryption type is selected as None
 
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Is this your router?
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Netgear WNR1000 RangeMax 150 Wireless Router - WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Five 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Ethernet ports with auto-sensing, WPA2-PSK/WPA-PSK & WEP
If so, it has both WPA and WEP (WAN just means "wide area network"). Only you or whoever set up the router knows which one is being used.
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