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Old 11-01-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
mark1987nl
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prism2 drivers


I'm running slackware 8.1, and I'm trying to set up my wireless connection via a sitecom wireless adapter. I installed the prism2 drivers which sitecom recommended on their site, and I managed to get allmost everything working, but the problem is it won't make a connection. In ifconfig I can get wlan0 to show up with an ip address and all, but I still can't access the internet. I edited /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts and entered the correct settings there, but I'm not sure whether I should edit any other files. Also my LAN is using a dhcp server which it should connect to, and get the ip address from, but I'm not sure whether it 'understand' that :\
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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This is my response from an earlier thread (but for Slackware 9.0, so adjust accoringly): http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=77003

1. The downloadable Slack iso does not include the kernel source package (it's under series k). My favourite site for getting it is this (fast download speed):
http://www.slackware.at

2. Use pkgtool command to install the kernel source *.tgz package (from the directory where you downloaded it to).

3. Download the linux-wlan module tarball (http://www.linux-wlan.org) to /usr/local/src, cd /usr/local/src and tar -xvzf linux-wlan*tar.gz.

4. cd into /usr/local/src/linux-wlan* and do: make config

5. edit /etc/wlan/wlan.conf to enter your values for SSID (eg. "MYWLAN") and WEP

6. copy /etc/wlan/wlancfg-DEFAULT to a file named after your SSID eg. wlancfg-MYWLAN

7. edit wlancfg-MYWLAN, channel = 11, authtype="opensystem" [Netgear MA401 uses channel 11, I disabled WEP]

8. edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and append the following:

execute /sbin/wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
execute /sbin/wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=MYWLAN authtype=opensystem
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.10.11 up # ip address assigned by wlan router
route add default gw 192.168.10.254 wlan0 # wlan router gateway ip

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Old 11-02-2003, 04:04 AM   #3
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well my slackware iso does include the k package with the kernel source but ehm I dont seem to have the file /etc/wlan/wlan.conf
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:32 AM   #4
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ok a small update it seems to work now, but there still is one major problem :\ I can't seem to lookup hostnames... however I'm able to access websites and everything else if I simply use the ip address... where can I enter the address of my dns server?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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Edit /etc/resolv.conf and enter the following:
nameserver 12.34.56.78

Where 12.34.56.78 is the DNS nameserver address provided by your ISP. "nameserver" is the literal command.

Congrats on getting your card working!

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