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I'm trying to get wireless to work on my laptop. I'm using a SMC 2635 card and have the drivers installed as well as the wireless tools. I've gotten stuck getting the card to access the router. I can't get an IP assigned to it or anything. It seems as if the radio is not even on. Can anyone give me any pointers?
If you're positive that your card is an admtek, then be of good cheer. It works w/linux. Could you post the output of these 2 commands, run as root:
It shouldn't take too long to determine what's necessary to get the card functional
in the meantime, you can have a look at this little howto I put together for my dwl-650v2, which is an admtek card, I have not yet updated it, but the instructions for mandrake will work for redhat. Here's the link: http://www.houseofcraig.net/belkin_howto.php
hit the "I've got the dwl-650" link near the top for admtek cards.
the card looks to be functional, looks like you might need to check the router's setup, especially regarding MAC address filtering and WEP. I've seen this more than a few times and more than once people had their routers set to either no wireless function on at all, not broadcasting essid (I have to broadcast the ssid to connect using this chipset), 128bit WEP keys as opposed to 64bit and/or to not allow their card to connect based on it's MAC address, so please check your router, while you're there verify it's ip address also because the ip address assigned to eth1 looks to be non-standard, if your router's ip is 192.168.1.1, try using ifconfig eth1 192.168.1.100 and then go with iwconfig eth1 mode managed rate 11M key off essid ssidnameofyourrouter.
x.x.x.255 is the standard broadcast address. I just stuck my admtek card (dwl-650v2) in and got the same look on an iwconfig until I assigned an ip address via ifconfig, then the "link" light blinks incessantly until I go out of range (maybe that's the purpose of the incessant blink). Then I issued (as root) iwconfig eth1 mode managed rate 11M channel 4 essid wireless_hoc key 7988ADFECF. Then a ping <router's ip address> worked, are you issuing the correct iwconfig command for your site?
Any iwconfig parameters i try to set don't take affect. I try the same one you used, but with my values and nothing happens. I try individual ones like ... iwconfig eth1 essid name_of_ssid and it doesn't set the ssid for eth1. I can't figure what the heck I'm doing wrong here.
I am using the module from your page. Guess I'll just have to keep tinkering.
Nope, no security on my neighbors end. I agree it is sad to see things like this, but I've made a business out of it. I'll go wardriving in the neighborhood and find insecure networks and notify the person. I offer to fix their problem for a small fee. I figure I'm doing some good and creating a little revenue for myself.