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Old 09-05-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Wireless laptop?


How is the wireless connectivity support on Zenwalk 2.8? Problems? Easy?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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What card? I am going to write a small Howto on installing the rt61 on kernel 2.6.17.6 which is Zenwalk 2.8 defualt kernel. Once I got my card up and running it was working with no problems whatsoever. Stayed online for 3 hours straight.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:03 PM   #3
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I have a netgear wg-511 (made in taiwan) which uses the prism54 module on kanotix or ubuntu.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:11 PM   #4
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don't have my laptop in front of me but Will check tonight. I think Zenwalk has support for prism54 built right in.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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I'm currently installing on my old sony vaio. Should be done in about an hour and will post results.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
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alright, just let us know what you need help on.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:55 PM   #7
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Finished install, ZW runs well, but wireless Netgear card not found, wifi-radar shows up blank. When I boot ubuntu the card is found. More later.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:57 PM   #8
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Look in your /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net or /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless you should see a folder that says prism54. It may be a folder also.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 03:21 PM   #9
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prism54 is there, with prism54.ko in it, and modprobe prism54 shows no error. How do I bring up the card? Should I add prism54 to modprobe.conf or some such?

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Old 09-05-2006, 03:26 PM   #10
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what does iwconfig say. mine brings up lo and some other things and ra0 which is the interface name that is give by ralink.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 04:10 PM   #11
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ifconfig just shows
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:18 PM   #12
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iwconfig. It is for wireless.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 04:18 PM   #13
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I am using grub from another install. Do I need a modifier to enable networking that would have been set up if I had installed lilo?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 04:24 PM   #14
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shouldn't. Why does it say command cannot be found with iwconfig.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 04:35 PM   #15
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Sorry, iw not if.....

iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions
eth1 NOT READY! ESSIDff/any Nickname:"(none)"
Mode:Managed Channel Access point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=31 dBm Sensitivity=0/200

everything else 0.
 
  


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