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Old 03-28-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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Solving my Headache


Setup: I have a HP Pavilion 7920 which runs off a wireless Linksys 802.11b to get on the internet and a newly installed Netgear Super G Wireless Desktop Card Model: WG311T.

Anyways here is the problem i installed RH9 and found that my internet wont work.
I type iwconfig and for eth0 and lo both do not detect a wirless connection.

I could explain all the problems I've encountered (basically all) but it would be a waste of both our time because it seems no matter what my problem will/cannot be solved. Unless this works.....

If I was to install Fedora would it fix it? I dunno why i think it might I have all Linux compatible stuff maybe my RH9 iso cd's I downloaded from Linuxiso.org were defective hah, I don't know but would installing a new ISO just fix it?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:22 PM   #2
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I did a search for "WG311T linux" and it brought up a link that lead back to linuxquestions.org ... Here's where that link lead to:

linuxant


Try to look on the bright side; you mention that your problems can't be solved, but that's probably not the case. If you put some effort into it, you can probably overcome the challenge.

iwconfig isn't going to list anything for l0 (that's an internal interface without a hardware device). iwconfig probably isn't going to say anything else for eth* unless it's a wireless interface *and* the driver is working for the wireless device.

I'd recommend trying the following:

lspci (Is your card listed? Does it have a non-"Unknown" description?)
Is your interface driver loaded (if it's a module)? /sbin/lsmod
Check "dmesg" for any data on loading up during bootup.
I presum ethat you'll get a DHCP address from the wireless router? Try running dhclient on the correct interface (eth1, eth0?) ... what does the output say?
Check your routing table (/sbin/route). Does it have the right default gw?
Try ping to the default gw IP
Try ping to a remove server's IP (maybe DNS isn't resolving).


You might want to check some of the wireless howto documents as well. They should be able to walk you through getting your device configured. There's a lot of ground work that your post doesn't mention having been tried yet. The documents are pretty well written and should help you to define the problem better if not resolve the issue completely.

Good luck!
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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Can you post the model number and version of the Linksys 802.11b device?

the model and version should be printed near where the serial number is.

So you have the Linksys and Netgear on the same machine?

You will probably end up just using one of the cards since all ethernet (wireless and ethernet) adapters need to be on seperate networks for communications to work. If two IP addresses have the first 3 numbers the same then generally they are on the same network.

Fedora Core 1 should play better with wireless devices than RH9. so it may be worth it if you have DSL or cable and a CD burner. You will still need to go through similar steps in both OSes, just that Fedora Core 1 will be more up to date and should work better.

The Netgear WG311T uses an Atheros chip and requires Madwifi driver. You can search these forums for Madwifi URLs and HOWTOs.

Not sure which chipset the Linksys uses until we know the model and version of it.

Last edited by beyer42; 03-28-2004 at 08:27 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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Model No. BEFW11S4

So wait, your saying that my Linksys Router is Linux Compatable? So me buying the $99 Netgear Card was pointless ehh *headache turns to migrane*.

Also, I've tried alot of things, Recently I downloaded wlan files and up2date documents etc... Anyways that turned out to be a problem because in order to load the kernal_source i needed something called a gcc and I did a search and I think I found it but ran out of CD's to burn .

These madwifi drivers your talking about do you think if I installed them my problems would be solved?

I'm a 3 day linux user and a 3 day failed linux user. Basically what I hope for is someone who can give me a clear-cut " language" solution (or a website) becuase I've been reading all these documents (where you need a general linux knowledge) and I just can't understand them. I just want to get this thing fixed so I can move on to reading that "rute" online novel and learning Python so hopefully when problems come along like this i'll understand them.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:15 AM   #5
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I didn't realize wireless Linksys 802.11b was a router/gateway, was assuming it was an adapter.

I think that the linuxant driver should be simpler to install than madwifi driver. It is still going to require good linux knowledge to get it going.

In Gerr's post default gw means default gateway which is your linksys router.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 07:06 AM   #6
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What is the linuxant driver and where can I get it. What other steps will I need to take after installing the linuxant driver?
 
Old 03-29-2004, 11:27 AM   #7
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