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Old 04-13-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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Can't get my MA401 wifi card working on Knoppix


I have installed it Knoppix onto my hard disk (laptop M700) as i liked it very much. But my wireless network just does not seem to work. I am very new to Linux so i donít really know where to start diagnosing.

I know that the card works fines with my Netgear FM114p router because I used to use it with Windows XP.I have no problems connecting to my laptop, to the Internet via router when I am using cables with my 3com PCMCIA network card.

Is there any chance someone can guide me through the process of getting this card working? Please

I have taken off all encryption; I have the router set as a DHCP. (Where would I need to go in Knoppix to give the card a static IP?

The green light at present on the card just keeps on flashing.

The Knoppix kernel version I am using is 2.4.24 I have also tried to configure it though Wavelan Configuration, looks like I am configuring it wrong somewhere.

I have also been on the Netgear website and followed the instructions on installing there driver. But it refuses to install. Kernel error?? (driver name: ma401_redhat73_driver)

I can provide you any information necessary

Thank you in advance

Old 04-13-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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Well, first of all, I would look into Debian Linux. Knoppix is written in Debian (with the KDE graphic interface) and was designed to run off of CD-ROM.

Next, not all Wireless cards are equal. Some (even by the same brand) use different technologies.

For instance, I purchased a Linksys wireless card and found out that I needed a ver 2 card because the ver 3 card had different technology.

Check out this site for more help:
Old 04-13-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response

I have done various searches on the internet for help/guidance....during my searches i have found the MA401 is compatible with knoppix....


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