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Old 12-15-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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Noobie Help wireless network netgear wg311v2 card

I know there have been a lot of posts on all forums on this topic but I am very new to linux and need help setting up my network. I just installed Debian GNU/Linux testing version. I would like to get my Netgear wg311v2 card working. I am very new to this and don't really know anything about linux. I want to get my Network set up so I can use the internet and start learning more about linux. I can't access the internet with the linux computer so I need to know exactly what to download on another computer and burn to a CD? I need all the details I pretty much know nothing about linux so I need all the steps you can give me. If you need more information just ask.
Old 12-16-2005, 02:19 AM   #2
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Okay if your new to linux I'd recomand suse 10.0 which has a point and click internet set up..But if your set on debian like me..Use knoppix or better kanotix.. Than 2 set up your card open up the shell and type in iwconfig and see if your card shows up under any of the extensions.. If not than do a google search on yourcard and linux I use d-link so i can't really help if this don't work but if it does. than fallow my example with what ever extension it uses i'm gonna use ath0 cause that's what mine came up with. as root type in
#iwconfig ath0 essid your_network_name
#iwconfig ath0 key your_wep_key
#dhclient ath0
That should get you connected till you restart your comp..To make it connect on every restart us vim and i'll show you the keys to set it up just incase you don't know vim yet so here's what you do
type in as root
#vi /etc/network/interfaces
push shift-A to enter text
enter this into it

#Wireless-card (your_name_of_card)
auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
wireless-essid your_network_name
wireless-channel auto
wireless-key your_wep_key

than press shift-ZZ to save and exit
Now your network should be up and good 2 go...hope this helped
Old 12-16-2005, 02:43 AM   #3
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The WG311v2 uses the ACX100 chipset I believe, in which case gives all the instructions that you need. It's a bit more complicated than the previous poster suggested, as you need to install drivers for your card first, as well as update the firmware. It's not too complicated if you follow it through step by step, and the files you need are also outlined in the above link.


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