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Old 03-14-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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setting up Belkin PCI WiFi card


I have the Belking PCI card with the ADMtek 8211 chipset. I've gotten it to work before, so I know it can be done. I just reinstalled Red Hat 9, compiled the drivers for the card, and did the insmod 8211.o. The card shows up on iwconfig and I can change the nickname and the encryption key, but that's it. If I try to change any of the other settings for it, it doesn't give me any error messages, but it doesn't change it either. (i.e. iwconfig eth0 channel 6 runs, but doesn't change the channel) The card also doesn't show up on ifconfig (not sure if it should or not).

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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gah, I feel stupid now. I just had to use ifconfig eth0 up.... ><

Is there a way that I can get this to set itself up at startup?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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Yes, edit
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Example settings:

DEVICE=eth0
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
GATEWAY=<IP address of your gateway/router>
NETMASK=255.255.255.0

and any wireless options you want to set.

look at ifup-wireless script in the same directory for wireless parameters that can be set.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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cool, thanks. But I still have the problem that I'm insmoding the 8211.o every time I boot, what would I have to do to get it to load the driver automatically when I boot?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:58 PM   #5
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try
alias eth0 8211
in /etc/modules.conf
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:04 PM   #6
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where should I place the driver for that to work?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:17 PM   #7
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driver should be installed into the correct location when you do a make install of the driver. Should be under /lib/modules/...
find /lib/modules -name '8211.o' -print

do a modprobe -v 8211 and see if the module installs.
use lsmod to list modules that are currently loaded.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:24 PM   #8
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the make install just put the driver in the directory it was run in, I'll try putting it in one of the folders in /lib/modules/ and see if it works
 
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=124552
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:58 PM   #10
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wow, that thread would've helped... I wonder why it didn't show up my search...

Anyways, that's pretty much what I did, I got the right folder and it comes up just fine now, thanks a lot for the help!
 
  


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