Centrino Mobile problem: Unable to connect to access points with device
Hey there everyone, I'm new to this so please bear with me.
I'm a linux newbie and I'm starting off with the new Mandrake 10
distribution, kernel 2.6.3.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 with the (oh so problematic it seems)
Intel Centrino Mobile Internal Wireless Device for 802.11b.
I have everything up and running except for the horror that is
Intel Wireless. I used the forums as well as some third party help
to get ndiswrapper-0.6 setup and loaded the default driver.
Everything seems to work ok, mode, essid, and the device is
recognized, but I cannot connect to any access points.
The adapter address always appears as the default FF:FF:FF...
you get the idea. I tried to manually enter the access point just
to see if it would connect that way, but unfortunately no it hasn't.
I'm just curious if anyone else ran into this problem with Centrino
and the ndiswrapper or if I'm just not doing something right.
Any help would be appreciated, or suggestions. If you need any
other information I can do my best to give it to you. Thanks to
anyone who reads this and/or gives me some help. It's appreciated.