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Old 09-17-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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installing wireless

HELP ME PLEASE. hi just got lunix for the first time. so i'm a newbie. well the guestion is that i have a wireless lan and want to add my lunix to it. i have the drives that i need but how do i install the drives so my card will work?
Old 09-17-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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what card ? and are you sure it is supported by linux ?
Old 09-17-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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blitzz netwave point II pc bwp612b... is the card and the blitzz site has drivers for red hat 9
Old 09-17-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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go to the terminal and read to "man" pages

man ifconfig

man iwconfig

once you have the card installed there should be a network called wlan0

the simple terminal commands (as root) that would be used are as follows (if things are configured right)

#this will bring up the wireless network
ifconfig wlan0 up

#this assures you are connected to your network
iwconfig wlan0 essid NETWORK ESSID
#this will connect to the strongest essid
iwconfig wlan0 essid any

#this petitions a dhcp server
dhcpcd wlan0

Then you're all set, enjoy the internet (but read the manuals, they are a big help)
Old 09-17-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the help


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