could someone please help a newbie setup a wireless connection
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right! im slowly but surely getting there (i think)
i think iv got the drivers loaded right, but not sure how to go about setting it up.
iv install wireless tools, if i run iwconfig it comes up with
rausb0 RT2500USB WLAN ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 Ghz
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quility=0/100 Signal level:-120 dBm
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
there is a reason you need to install ALL the webmin that will allow you to.. and that is, you will have the ability to see what programs are starting and stopping, and set up a whole slue of other programs that are either related to networking, or stuff you will want to configure later.
not all programs have a front end (connection) to webmin, so take advantage of this admins tool.
and yes the 'base' of kde is important to install so you can have access to some of it's good progs (without actually running kde as your manager).
as far as your memory.. just make sure you have at least 526 or so mb hard disk swap availible.
ok ive installed kde-core, and ive been looking for a way to install all the webmin progs at once (not sure what command to use) i tryed apt-get install webmin-* but it said "The following packages have unmet dependencies:" and listed a few progs. if i sorted the dependencies would that command work alright?
i tryed what you said JunctaJuvant "ifconfig rausb0 up" and the light on my dongle comes on and when i type iwconfig it picks up the essid from my router, plus a load of other info. what now?
That's good! If you are using dhcp on your router (that would be convenient) you can follow the instructions I already posted: edit the file /etc/network/interfaces in a text editor and add the line "iface rausb0 inet dhcp" (without the "quotes"), like I suggested. Then save the file, close the editor and execute the command "ifup rausb0". Hope that helps.
thanks a million guy, you both deserve as drink on me
just 1 last question for you halvy, i installed symantic and had a look at webmin. loads of the webmin progs are for servers (mail, apache, ect) and other stuff like cluster, proxy, firewall, cd burning, ect. surely i dont need all that stuff, its gonna slow down my system aint it? is there any 1s you suggest i get?
i still need to set up some security either wep or something like that so my neighbours dont steal my bandwith! anything out there which is easy enough to setup?
once again guy thanx alot for the help i would have had no chance without you
Distribution: Anything NOT SystemD (ie. M$) related.
well when you go2 install webmin, just install everything you can EXCEPT stuff that you possitively know you will NEVER use.
webmin is NOT going to slow your system down.
it doesn't hurt to install everything.. and the reason i suggest that to peeps is because without certain modules (i forget exactly which ones) webmin becomes pretty useless.
install Usermin also-- for easier administration of users.
my favorite part in webmin is the 'bootup & shutdown' module.. which lets you quickly see what is going on at boot up time.
you also get to set the run levels of when each prog starts (i'm not sure if it is in this area or not).
webmin has become the new choice amoung unix admin/freqs for configuring most of unices, including the old System V aspects... it is slowely replacing the old: LinuxConf program.
some modules are quirky.. and surely not every program out there 'supports' being access with webmin.
as far as firewalls.. you need to search more for wireless.. because the only thing i am slightly familiar with is: Guarddog.. which is simply, thorough, graphic.. and it works... but i don't know if it is enuff for you, or how wireless is supported in it.