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Old 12-12-2003, 03:53 PM   #1
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Inspiron 8500 Wireless Networking on RH9

I have installed RH9 as a dual boot system with WinXP Pro on a Dell Inspiron 8500. It works fine with the hardwired networking, but will not accept my Cisco A340 Aironet card for my wireless network. It sees the card but won't connect the network. Any suggestions?
Old 12-14-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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A couple of questions...

1) How do you have your wireless base station set up? WEP encryption? Default SSID name or have you changed it to something else?

2) Assuming your wireless card is 'eth1' (like mine, since my built-in NIC is 'eth0'), what is the output of "iwconfig eth1" and "ifconfig eth1"? Perhaps if you post this, it might help to troubleshoot the problem easier.
Old 12-16-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Using a 2Wire Router with 128 Bit WEP...the system doesn't recognize the card evening though the PCMCIA contrller initializes and gets the input from the Aironet...
Old 12-17-2003, 05:52 AM   #4
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have you loaded any modules for the card?


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