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Old 07-24-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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linux wireless help


I have an Compaq EVO 410c laptop, and a compaq w200 USB wireless card which uses orinoco usb chipset. I installed some hacked drivers and got the network card up, however i'm having trouble getting my browser to connect. I know the network card works because it lights up. I found the driver from this site


the author has this configuration, but i'm a newbie can someone please provide step by step setup instructions

Maps and /etc/network/interfaces

******* script copied from the site above*********

My /etc/network/interfaces:

# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The internal interface

mapping eth0
script /etc/network/
map masq masquerading
map * anywhere

# W200

#iface wlan0 inet dhcp
# pre-up /etc/network/wireless-settings start wlan0
# up /etc/init.d/ntpdate start

mapping wlan0
script /etc/network/
map masquerading masquerading
map kadish masquerading
map * anywhere

# PCMCIA Cards

mapping eth1
script /etc/network/pcmcia-compat
map modem,*,*,* modem
map masquerading,*,*,* masquerading
map kadish,*,*,* masquerading
map *,*,*,* anywhere

# Profiles

iface anywhere inet dhcp
up /etc/init.d/ntpdate start

iface masquerading inet static
up /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server start
up /etc/init.d/ipmasq start
down /etc/init.d/ipmasq stop
down /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server stop
down rmmod -a
down rmmod -a

My /etc/network/



[ -f /etc/network/scheme ] || exit 1

lookup=$(cat /etc/network/scheme)

while read glob scheme; do
if [ "$which" ]; then continue; fi
case "$lookup" in
$glob) which="$scheme" ;;

if [ "$which" ]; then echo $which; exit 0; fi
exit 1

My /etc/network/



if [ "$1" = "wlan0" ]; then
/etc/network/wireless-settings start wlan0

[ -f /var/lib/misc/pcmcia-scheme ] || exit 1

lookup=$(cat /var/lib/misc/pcmcia-scheme)

while read glob scheme; do
if [ "$which" ]; then continue; fi
case "$lookup" in
$glob) which="$scheme" ;;

if [ "$which" ]; then echo $which; exit 0; fi
exit 1

My /etc/network/wireless-settings:


source /etc/pcmcia/shared

SCHEME=`cat /var/lib/misc/pcmcia-scheme`
HWADDR=`/sbin/ifconfig $DEVICE | sed -ne 's/.*\(..:..:..:..:..:..\).*/\1/p'`

source /etc/pcmcia/wireless

My /etc/network/pcmcia-compat:


source /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples/


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