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Old 10-01-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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ABSOLUTE newbie needs help


I recently installed Slackware 10.0. This is the first time i have used linux so I dont know much. I am trying to get my internet connection to work but cant figure it out. I am on a laptop with a wireless PC Card. Can anyone help me?

The pc card isnt installed in linux or anything, i think if i could get linux to work with it, then i could figure out the rest.

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Old 10-01-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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do you get some sort of message at bootup about your wireless card,
"name of card"
manfid ?x???, ?x???

something like that?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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nope.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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Can you give out the name, brand, and so forth of your wireless card?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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/sbin/cardctl ident
in a console.
what does it tell ya?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 10:31 PM   #6
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the info for the card is :

OvisLink
WireLess LAN
PC Card

11Mbps
IEEE 802.11b
Standard


When i typed /sbin/cardtl ident , it said:
Soket 0:
no product info available
 
Old 10-01-2004, 11:09 PM   #7
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Depending on if your wireless NIC is based off the Prism chipset you can go to www.linux-wlan.org and download their driver. I would suggest pre20. Then compile the driver into your kernel and see if you can configure it that way.

You can follow these instructions here that someone did for the Netgear USB MA111 adapter.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers/239
 
Old 10-01-2004, 11:16 PM   #8
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which pre20 tarbal should i get?
 
Old 10-02-2004, 12:51 AM   #9
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0.2.1-pre20
 
  


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