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Old 12-25-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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wifi driver in hardy


the normal command for getting the mac address in dell9300 yielded results which did not show a wlan.however when i checked network manager it showed a eth address port.can i take it to be my mac address?i run hardy
 
Old 12-25-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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You should post the command and its exact output in your post. Did you run ifconfig to see the wireless nic? If you did then the MAC address should be shown in the output.
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ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1f:c6:a7:97:20
          inet addr:192.168.27.225  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21f:c6ff:fea7:9720/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:42339 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:51791 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:2
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:35643128 (33.9 MB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Memory:dffc0000-e0000000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:25814237 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:25814237 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:252383044340 (235.0 GB)  TX bytes:252383044340 (235.0 GB)
The MAC address of my NIC as shown above is in the first line following "HWaddr".
 
Old 12-25-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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lspci -n now that is your device so now you need the drivers to run it. good thing to do is give us your lspci and lspci -n and dmesg theses out puts get us going and then you will do a iwconfig to see your wifi card and mac this . so if you know you have the modules and and drivers loaded for you wifi. read what I said modules and drivers to run the device. some use ndiswraper layered program to use the windows driver. and some use the firmware drivers. and just because you do a iwconfig and get your mac does not mean you have the drivers to run the chip. if you know for sure you have everything then net away.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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hey stress does the iwconfig show the wifi card and mac it does on mine.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 10:38 PM   #5
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hey stress does the iwconfig show the wifi card and mac it does on mine.
Mine doesn't. I've got wireless tools version 29. The kernel has wireless extensions v22 and wlan0 is compiled with wireless extension v22.

I can't connect my laptop to a wireless network where I'm located so I can't copy and paste the direct output of iwconfig. Maybe if I could connect to a wireless access point the display would show different items including the MAC address.

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Old 12-25-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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Mine doesn't. I've got wireless tools version 29. The kernel has wireless extensions v22 and wlan0 is compiled with wireless extension v22.

I can't connect my laptop to a wireless network where I'm located so I can't copy and paste the direct output of iwconfig. Maybe if I could connect to a wireless access point the display would show different items including the MAC address.
your right same here. and I am not going to set up a router tonight just to get the out put.
 
  


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