Hi, I have been trying to make my Linux machine wireless, and I recently bought Linksys wireless card (WMP54G). After going through several article posted in Linuxquestions.org, I finally reached the point where my machine recognize the card. On machine boot, the card seems to be recognized and started up. Once the boot process is complete, I see a green LED on the wireless card blinking, indicating that it's receiving signal from my wireless router.
The ifconfig command also indicates that the wireless card is recognized by the machine and an IP address is assigned as I specified.
However, I cannot connect to the Internet. Pinging the Linux machine from the other computers on my LAN fails. The iwconfig command gives me the following:
[root@ChapeauRouge ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
ra0 RT61 Wireless ESSID:""
Mode:Auto Frequency:1 MHz Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level:-121 dBm Noise level:-79 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
It seems that the card is not recognizing my router. The frequency is wrong, and SSID is empty. The message from syn4pse above indicates that the network connection is established without problem. I followed the instructions described by jstephens84's posting, and other instructions on Linuxquestions.org, which are basically all the same, but I haven't been successful. What could be the problem? I use kernel 2.6.12 with FC3.