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Old 03-29-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
gremlin
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Wireless LinkSys


Hi,

On my other machine, I put Slackware 9.1 and I really like it.

The only problem is that I could not connect to the internet using my wireless LinkSys PCI Card WPC11

This is the first time I am using Slackware and still learning Linux on the other hand.

Could anyone help me on this, please?

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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Which Version of the card do you have?

Is it Ver 3. or Ver 4.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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Looks like you can get drivers here:

http://www.linux-wlan.org/

I can't help you with that specific card. I just got a D-Link DWL AG650 up and running using madwifi drivers. I used iwconfig to set options for the card and added an option for ath0 in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf. I don't know how much detail you need so this is at least a start. Let me know if you need more help.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:11 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Longhaul
Which Version of the card do you have?

Is it Ver 3. or Ver 4.
Longhaul,

I am not so sure what version I have, as long as I know, I bought that card about 3 years ago (?), so maybe version 1?

flyfishin,

Thanks for the link. I am still trying to learn how to install drivers on Linux. I know this is emabarrassing. I feel so stupid here, all I do is asking questions.... I am sorry for this.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 01:18 PM   #5
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THere is a wireless networking forum here also. You need to look on the side of your card to see what kind it is, or gogle for more informatino because you will need to know what kind of card you have. THere is a thread for vers #4 that is hundreds of posts long on the wireless netorking board.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #6
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Look on the back for the version #. With ver 3, netconfig setup everything for me. As root, try /sbin/netconfig.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:50 PM   #7
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Look on the back for the version #. With ver 3, netconfig setup everything for me. As root, try /sbin/netconfig.
X,

I will definitely do that and i will post the update on this.

Cheers.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:22 AM   #8
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there are sets of tools out there for wireless networking.
I'm currently trying to figure out how to get my Wifi Edimax to work with slackwre 9.1
Slack comes with a small wifi package called wireless-tools-blahblah.
It installs stuff like iwconfig (networking configuration tools for wifi) etc.
You might take a look at this forum about networking, and searching for tools for your distrubition like the ones that come with slack 9.1
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:48 AM   #9
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You might take a look at this forum about networking, and searching for tools for your distrubition like the ones that come with slack 9.1
Bob_Smith,

Thanks...

Yes I have been browsing the forums for the last several days... trying to figure out my wireless LinkSys here.
 
  


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