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the_watchman 04-12-2004 02:59 PM

Getting my wifi to work...
I'm new, and im deeply p'ed off... I'm trying to get my laptop to work with my wifi card (lucent technologies orinoco gold) and I dont even know where to start!!! arg... I've looked around and im doing some stuff with "iwconfig" but i have a feeling there's some stuff i need to mount... please help!

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hallamigo 04-12-2004 03:22 PM

What's your distro? (Slackware, RedHat, Gentoo, etc.)

peacebwitchu 04-12-2004 04:18 PM

Are the orinoco modules inserted in the kernel you can tell by "lsmod" try "modprobe orinoco_cs" or just insert your card you should hear a "beep".

If you see orinoco_cs

then do "iwconfig wlan0 essid youressid" or whatever that driver brings up sometimes it's eth1

Then set your ip with ifconfig or dhclient.

the_watchman 04-13-2004 09:11 AM

mmm... im on redhat linux 9 and the laptop beeps when i put the card in... there is a "lucent technologies blah blah blah" in the network device setup thingy, which i press...

in the command, what's my essid and do i type the command into the console? arg, im such a newbie to linux... arg... :newbie:

peacebwitchu 04-13-2004 12:10 PM

Yes type the commands in the terminal. I don't know what your essid is, it is whatever you set it on the AP.

j33px0r 04-14-2004 05:42 AM

Haha, sorry, not related but i read the post initially as getting my wife to work...

ehawk 04-14-2004 06:00 AM

some links which may help

I use the hostap driver on fedora with my cheap Proxim harmony wireless card, and it works fine. Do a google search for "Fedora Proxim harmony hostap" or something like that.

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