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I have an IBM T40 thinkpad which dual boots win2000 and RHEL 4.0. I've recently installed a Linksys wireless router in my home office and added the T40 wireless MAC to the MAC filter. I'm trying to access it through RHEL 4.0 but I'm not sure how to proceed. I know that the hardware is good because it works fine when I boot into windows.
I've googled a bit and the problem is not that I can't find *any* information but rather that I can find too much and I can't believe that it's that hard. I know by comparing the mac addresses that the wireless card is eth0 and the standard nic card is eth1.
If, as root, I issue:
ifdown eth0; ifdown eth1; ifup eth0;
I get this error:
Determining IP information for eth0... done.
error in ifcfg-eth0:1: didn't specify device or ipaddr
and a subsequent call to ifconfig shows the slew of expected RX errors. I have no idea how to fix this. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.
you need to find out what network card is installed in the T40. Find out what it is and then you can look for native drivers for it and install , if there are no linux drivers you can probably use the NDISwrapper to set the card up in linux (it however uses the windows drivers) =)
If you have windows on the laptop boot it up and check what the card is... Post back when you find out
Hmmm. So, in windows, the 'Network and Dial-up Connections' window informs me that the device name is 'Cisco Systems PCI Wireless LAN Adapter #2' Does this adaquately identify the card? I poked around but I couldn't find anything which seemed any more authoratative. Thanks for taking the time to reply.