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Old 05-02-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Linux wireless manager?


What is the standard windows wireless manager? I am trying to get a 802.11g PCI card to work, and I am using KDE 3.5 and can not find the wireless manager in the menu options. Is there a standard network manager for wireless cards such as 802.11g? I think that this would be called a "GNU" Wireless manager.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:13 AM   #2
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Install knetworkmanager (most KDE based distributions do this automatically) and look for a "network manager" applet to install in your panel.

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The description that you have a "PCI 802.11g" card is not very helpful. There are different drivers needed for different brands of cards, and some of those are proprietary. Other may be in your kernel, although many were not in releases before 2.6.23.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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You just use knetworkmanager (in KDE) like for all other network connections.
Look for a menu item called "network" something. Though some distros have different names for it. But there is no standard gui manager across distros. The standard network tools all use the terminal. For wifi, the main one is "iwconfig".

Now - supported network cards are usually configured and running without intervention. If your's is not running, then you probably have an unsupported card - or one which needs non-free stuff to run.

803.11g is not a card type, it's an ieee standard.
enter "lspci" to discover your card type.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:37 PM   #4
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The description that you have a "PCI 802.11g" card is not very helpful.
I was looking for the name of the standard tools to use to configure the PCI 802.11g card, and both comments have answered my question for the post. Thank you for the comments.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 12:30 AM   #5
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OK - did you get your wireless working?
 
  


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