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I currently have mandy 8.2 set up on my dell latitude ls and have a lynksys WPC11 V2.5 set up but no Internet. Both the lights are on "power & link" I looked at the other posts but they did not help. Also if i go into comtrol center in KDE and look at PCMCIA all i have is
Right now Mandy isn't capable of recognizing what kind of card it is. Its a pain in the butt that all of the distros are shipping with the new orinoco drivers, which should properly drive your card, but DONT actually have a .conf file that will allow the right drivers to adhere to the card.
Go here and grab a copy of the hermes.conf file. Copy that into a directory called /etc/pcmcia and then restart pcmcia entirely with the command, from a shell:
This will load and bind the orinoco driver to the pcmcia card. Support for Prism2 cards such as the Linksys are still a little alpha, but the only thing I've had a hard time getting working was WEP.
To configure the card, I highly recommend using the wireless.opts file that is in /etc/pcmcia and modifying it for your needs, or just play around a lot with the command line utility: iwconfig.
If you want I could give you the necessary commands to properly configure the whole thing, but you would have to post back with all of the info about your wireless network: networkID, channel(if any, probably not), blah blah blah. If its a Linksys wireless router everything should be pretty wide open and easy.
First, make sure that you installed Mandrake with the wireless_tools RPM. Its easy to put it on after the fact by using hardrake, or whatever the package manager is.
To make certain that the machine recognized the card, try:
If you see goop at the bottom about orinoco, it at least saw the card and bound the drivers to it.
Will list the modules that are currently loaded into the kernel. There should be a hermes, orinoco, and orinoco_cs. Regardless, there hopefully should still be a file called wireless.opts that you can hand edit with the proper settings.
You don't have the wireless tools package installed. 'iwconfig' is one of the 5 parts of it. It would have been there. Odd... its default installation if you chose the "laptop" goop during install. Installing it from the RPMs is no big deal really.
If hermes.conf is in /etc/pcmcia, it should get read by cardmgr when pcmcia services gets restarted. This is different than a normal network restart. Do you have pcmcia_core, and yenta_socket in "lsmod"?
Ahhh, crap, it doesn't look like Orinoco is supporting linksys card version 2.5 yet.
The only driver package left is the linux-wlan.com project, some of the buggiest alphaware in existence. They have one release in RPM format, and its not specifically built for something as new as Mandy 8.2, so the rpm may not unpack right, but there is no harm in trying.
If that doesn't work... did you happen to install a compiler?