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Today I finally got my dual boot Windows XP and Mandrake 9.1 system working. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get on the internet in Linux.
I ran netconf to try and configure my connection, but to no avail.
I have a Linksys PCMCIA WiFi card (802.11b) Model Number: WPC11.
I tried disabling my WEP key, but that didn't help. I still get the same message when typing my router IP address (192.168.1.1) into the address bar in Galeon, something along the lines of "The host refused the connection."
By the way, my network connection works perfectly in Windows XP, so I'm pretty sure it's a Linux problem. Might it have something to do with not having installed the right drivers?
unfortunately, the model number of a given wireless card is not all that useful these days as the manufacturers change chipsets without changing the model number, what is the FCCID of your card? That is perhaps the only real positive identifier for a card anymore, which will lead us to the proper module.
--time for some more info--
what driver (actually, kernel module) are you using? If you're not sure, post the output of "lsmod", typed into a console (no quotes). secondly, type "cardctl ident" and "lspci -n" and post those also. additionally, what model router/access point (if any) are you attempting to connect to? as of now, Texas Instruments' PBCC (packet binary convolutional code) which enables the supposed 22mbps (the 802.11b+) speed does not work with linux, you may need to tell your router to allow all speeds if it is one with the TI code. (mine is, it's an SMC).
The linksys cards are known to work w/linux, so don't be discouraged.
Dude, I just solved the problem! Maybe my solution will work for you.
I loaded up the Mandrake Control Center and went to the Hardware Tab. I then selected Hard Drake. Under "eth0" or "eth1" you should see your wireless card. Select it, then click on "run config tool". This will start drakconnect, which should configure it for you.
If that doesnt work, let me know and I'll try to help.
I'm running a SMC2404WBR wireless router and am trying to get my linksys card to connect, i've tried everything listed within these forums to try to get my card to work with no success. I'm wondering if it might be my router, how did you get yours to work with Linux?
to kevin edmonds:
that is the exact model number of my router also. So far, I have a belkin f5d6020, a d-link dwl-650 (both version 2) and smc cards connected to it. (the smc's are "b+" and so far do not work w/linux, the other cards are on slackware and mandrake.).
anyway, what setup are you using for the router? eg: are you using MAC filtering? are you using WEP? what speeds have you setup? I'm using the MAC filtering, 64bit WEP and have speed set to what amounts to "all speeds", remember, so far the 22mbps doesn't work w/linux, you can thank TI for that.