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Old 07-19-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
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My wireless acts like it's wired? hmm.

Every person I know who's tried wireless in linux has failed until now. But, not quite.

My wireless looked and acted like wireless in fedora core 2. I tried it there first because I could find a 16k stack kernel rpm for 2.6+. Then once I figured out how to get it working I went back to my baby, gentoo. But for some reason my card acts like it's wired. What do I mean?

iwconfig tells me it's not wireless
dhcpcd (aka dhclient) works on it, as does the internet and everything
no wireless connection monitors work.

Anyone have ANY ida on this? Like I said, I don't know anyone else who's gotten wireless working, so I'm not expecting to be swamped with replies, but I sure would like to monitor my connection.

2.6.7-gentoo-r11 kernel w/ 8k stack


Edit: Ok, didn't notice that there was a special wireless section. I can't move this, and I don't want to do duplicate posts. Bugger. Next time around, I suppose.

Last edited by devfreak; 07-19-2004 at 12:44 AM.
Old 07-19-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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It seems like every time I post on these boards I get my problem solved, because I always figure out the problem immediately after I ask the question.

I had to enable wireless under networking devices in my kernel. Doh! Now I just need to get it so that my link quality says anything higher than 0/100. I'm sure i'll figure it out now that i've brought it up here.
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.


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