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Old 06-23-2006, 02:55 AM   #1
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Angry wireless support need

well i hv redhar AS 4 version. i just installed wireless driver from Atheros Communication INC as they claims that it support Dlink-DWL-G520 + wireless adapter. ok , now how can i configure that wireless card on my PC. when checking network GUI configuration it shows Atheros Communication INC driver installed. but when i point to configur wirless adapter it does not show any comptiable Vendor adapter to support my Dlink adapter. can i configure that wifi0 device from CLI prompt ,if , how ?
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To configure a WiFi device from the command prompt, you would use the tool "iwconfig".

For example, this would setup a WiFi card to connect to an AP with the SSID "linksys".

iwconfig wlan0 essid "linksys" channel 6 rate "Auto"
Adjust the device name as needed (you mentioned wifi0 in your post), as well as channel and SSID. If you need encryption, check the man pages for iwconfig, which will give a better description then I can.
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ok u suggest good command but how do i set ip address netmask & gateway to my wifi0 card to communicate with access point ?
Old 06-24-2006, 07:58 AM   #4
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Check output of lspci -v just to confirm chipset - different revisions of that card.


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