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Old 08-29-2003, 08:20 AM   #1
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installing a Linksys WPC 11 ver 3 in a IBM thinkpad A30 running Redhat 9

configuring a WPC 11 ver 3 in Redhat 9 ( post #1)

ok, posted a bunch of stuff before this, but i never managed to figue this out.

i found on the Linksys website directions to installing there card. I was running into a bunch of errors at the very end of the "make install" specifically there was a directory that the installer was not making, here is the page i went to and then when into the knowledge base, and searched WPC11. I would have posted the URL but i do not have enough posts.

all the other folders where crested but this one(i figured this part out by myself.

here is where i configured the file

[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre11]# ls
add-ons config.out COPYING etc LICENSE man scripts THANKS
CHANGES Configure doc FAQ Makefile README src TODO
[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre11]# ./Configure

-------------- Linux WLAN Configuration Script -------------

The default responses are correct for most users.

Build Prism2.x PCMCIA Card Services (_cs) driver? (y/n) [y]: y
Build Prism2 PLX9052 based PCI (_plx) adapter driver? (y/n) [n]: n
Build Prism2.5 native PCI (_pci) driver? (y/n) [n]: n
Build Prism2.5 USB (_usb) driver? (y/n) [n]: n

Linux source directory [/usr/src/linux-2.4]:

The kernel source tree is version 2.4.20-19.9.
WARNING: the current running kernel is actually version 2.4.20-8.
The current kernel build date is Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 2003.

Alternate target install root directory on host [y]: y
PCMCIA script directory [/etc/pcmcia]:
Module install directory [/lib/modules/2.4.20-19.9]:

It looks like you have a System V init file setup.

Prefix for build host compiler? (rarely needed) []:

Build for debugging (see doc/config.debug) (y/n) [n]:

Configuration successful.


that was the site i got this info from

so after that i typed "make all" and got this

then i did "make install"

if finishs with a whole bunch of code, but no errors.

then the next step is to

Once this is done, type:

cd /etc/pcmcia

then vi wlan-ng.opts

Once the file comes up in vi hit esc then i to start insertion

First you will need to change the option WLAN_ENABLE=n to WLAN_ENBLE=y (Note some times this is listed twice)

Scroll down and look for "SELECT STATION MODE", make sure that IS_ADHOC= is set to n, so it would be IS_ADHOC=n


set the desiredSSID="" (By default this is set to linux-WLAN) to what ever the SSID is set to on your network.

If you're using WEP the options for WEP are listed above, however you will need to enter your key manually. Read the instructions under "WEP" for more information.

Once you've done this hit esc then : then x then Enter to save and exit. If you want to exit with out saving hit esc then : then q! then Enter

there is only one problem. i do not have the wlan-ng.opts file

this is what i have in /etc/pcmcia
[root@localhost pcmcia]# ls
bluetooth ftl memory scsi wireless
bluetooth.conf ftl.opts memory.opts scsi.opts wireless.opts
cis ide network serial wlan-ng
config ide.opts parport serial.opts wlan-ng.conf
config.opts isdn parport.opts shared

so i tried rebooting without this step, but i still cannot get the card to load. what did i do wrong?

can anyone help me?

system info.

ibm thinkpad a30
Linux Redhat 9 running kernal 2.4.20-8

let me know if you need more info to help me.

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