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Old 03-16-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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wireless setup in college linux 2.5

ive finally been able to see my wireless card (thanks to ndiswrapper and numurous fourms) but now i have no clue what to do to get the internet working, a few places have said that ive got to setup the network parameters for my interface (wlan0) and that this is OS specific, how do i do this in college linux 2.5??

here are some outputs of my wireless state;

this is what i get from netstat

# netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 wlan0 U 0 0 0 lo UG 0 0 0 eth0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

this is the output from iwconfig

# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:4B:1D:79
Bit Rate:54Mb/s Tx-Power:8 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/0 Signal level:-53 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:299 Missed beacon:0

this is the output of ifconfig

# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:5B:BB:F4:EF
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5017 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:5017
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:301140 (294.0 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xec80

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:2587 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2587 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:144980 (141.5 Kb) TX bytes:144980 (141.5 Kb)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:42:6D7
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:301 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:34798 (33.9 Kb) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Memory:11000000-11001fff

Please help a newbie, any help is much apreciated (ive been trying to get this working for two days straight
and its not going anywhere).
Old 03-16-2004, 04:02 AM   #2
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I tried looking at College Linux site and couldn't find info on how interfaces are configured.

I did notice that both eth0 and wlan0 are on the same network (192.168.0).

If you want to have both interfaces up and running at the same time then they will have to be on different networks for routing to work at all.

Hope this helps some.
Old 03-16-2004, 04:26 AM   #3
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See if you have /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and /etc/rc.d/rc.local files
These are for slackware, which college linux I read is based on.

If you have rc.inet1 then you can set the primary interface settings there, and try to set other interface in rc.local. Sorry I don't know the details of setting other interfaces in rc.local.


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