I've been struggling to get my linksys wpc11 v4 wireless card working (without ndiswrapper).
I started with something like:
ifconfig wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 essid "XXX"
iwconfig wlan0 key XXXX
the last command gave me:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported
After tons of googling, I get the impression that to get on a network with a password, I need to have different drivers. (yes?)
so I am currently following a combo of these 2 tutorials
in an effort to compile the drivers on my machine.
using cvs i download the files to another computer and copied to a usb drive and then moved them to the laptop i am working on. then
make: Warning: File 'Makefile' has modification time 8.8e+03 s in the future
make -C /lib/modules/126.96.36.199/build SUBDIRS=/root/rtl8180-sa2400-dev MODVERDIR=/root/rtl8180-sa2400-dev modules
make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-188.8.131.52'
scripts/Makefile.build17: /root/rtl8180-2-sa2400-dev/Makefile: no such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target '/root/rtl8180-sa2400-dev/Makefile'. Stop.
make: *** [_module_/root/rtl8180-sa2400-dev] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-184.108.40.206'
make: *** [2.6] Error 2
and when i ls the directory is now empty.
per another post in this form i used 'date' to confirm my laptops clock is correct.
i am in way over my head here. i'm a linux newbie and have been finding and following tutorials and googling error mesages but dont really understand what i'm doing. my line of reasoning could be wrong at any step of this and i would not know. can anyone help?