I am a noob to Linux and am having some serious trouble trying to get my laptop to work with the wireless card/router. I have a Microsoft MN-520 with the MN-500 basestation. I am running Linux Fedora Core 1 (I cannot get any of the updates to work when directly connected to the router, but thats different story all together.) I have followed these instructions from a previous post to get the pcmcia card to work... but with a few glitches.
add the following entry into /etc/pcmcia/config file right after the line that reads "# Wireless network adapters":
code:card "Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520 1.0.3"
version "Microsoft", "Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520", "", "1.0.3"
restart your computer or restart your pcmcia by entering
code: /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia restart
then, in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
make sure you have the line
where X is your ethernet interface.
next go to /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf
you can use the examples that they have there to make an entry for your network. mine looks like:
code:## --------- START SECTION -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
INFO="Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520 1.0.3"
## ---------- END SECTION ------------
HERE IS WHERE I'M STUCK
1) I can edit the "/etc/pcmcia/config" without problem and get the OS to recognize the wireless card.
2) This "/etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia restart" command does not work. rc.pcmcia does not exist.
3) "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf" does not exist either so I cannot edit that.
4) Same with "/etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf"
5) I tried configuring the wireless card via the GUI but still no luck. When I try to activate the card it gives me some error message about how it cannot receive DHCP, and there is some DHclient script misssing.
I have only installed Fedora C1 and have not downloaded the updates. Its a clean install and thats all. Any information on how to get this to work would be GREATLY appriciated. I cannot express how badly I do not want to revert back to windows. PLEASE HELP!