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djbeenie 10-07-2005 08:31 AM

Dell D600 - Wireless - Newb question
Hello everyone. I am totaly new to linux. I am MCSE but know nothing about linux. I just installed Fedora. - pretty cool so far

Having problem's getting my wireless card to work. The card is intergraded.

I went to App > System Tools > Network Device Control

I went to configure > New

Here is where I am having problems. If I select Eternet Connection, my wireless card is shown here. Why is my wireless card showing here (Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (eth1). Shouldn't it be under wireless connection?

So anyways, I add it for kicks under ethernet connection. Automaticaly set defaults of DHCP. Now when I try to activate it, it gives error: eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initalization.

If I add it under wireless and then select Intell Pro 100. It gives the same error message.

Anyone know what I am doing wrong here?


djbeenie 10-07-2005 06:23 PM

Anyone have a clue?

djbeenie 10-10-2005 12:10 PM

bump ^

banzai_slr 10-11-2005 06:32 AM

I am also using a D600, but I have the Broadcom mini wireless card, so I am not entirely sure if the process will be the same.
I use ndsiwrapper with the windows driver to get my wireless card working. I'm not sure if you need it with the intel cards. What does '# iwconfig' say?
can you run '# iwlist scanning' ?
Also ensure you have wireless tools installed
# yum install wireless-tools

djbeenie 10-12-2005 07:25 AM

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 unassociated ESSID:off/any Nickname:"ipw2100"
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power:off
Retry:on RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

sit0 no wireless extensions.

I can scan. I think I figured it out though.

I'll keep you posted.

yaBoy 10-12-2005 09:54 AM

Wireless configuration for linux is rather tricky. Not as easy as in XP. Try wifiradar or NetworkManager.

djbeenie 10-12-2005 02:09 PM

how do i install wifiradar...I am such a newb to all of this. It's actualy driving me insane. lol


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