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Old 03-27-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
lexx11
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Wireless card is recognized, but how do I make it work/activate it?


Hi. This is pretty much my first time using Linux (I just installed FC 5), so the problem might be really simple. I'm using a laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000) with an internal wireless card (Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG).

When I go to Network Configuration and then the Hardware tab, I can see my card as eth1 so I know it's recognized by FC. It does not show up under the Devices tab, though.

As far as I know, the wireless network doesn't require anything special; I've been using for years and it doesn't require a password or anything.

Let me know if there's any other information that would be useful. Please keep in mind that I've never really done anything with Linux before -- it would be helpful if your comments were at a most basic level.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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This page might help
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=328281
And this one
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=349937

I don't have the card you have, so although I'll answer any question I can, I can't be more specific than that. Good luck.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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The two links you gave me seem to be more about hardware that isn't being recognized at all (but my card actually shows up in the Network Configuration window).

Does the fact that it's recognized by Linux mean that the firmware and drivers are ok? I was thinking that I just need to enable something, to add it to the Devices list. Is it not that simple?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 04:56 PM   #4
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I'm sorry I didn't answer in a coherent way.

I do not think your card IS getting recognized. I'm almost positive the eth_ names are used for wired ethernet. Do you have a builtin ethernet port? If so, that's probably the eth0 you are seeing. Your card should show up as wlan0 or something like that.

Good luck. Wireless support in Linux is still a pain in the neck. I'm fairly new to Linux myself, and this is the only thing I've had any problems with.
 
  


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