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Scooter McGee 11-10-2003 05:19 PM

Wireless Card w/ Linksys router
 
Hey, I just installed RedHat 9.0 on my IBM R31 Laptop. It has an IBM High Rate Wireless LAN mini PCI combo card in it, and I'm running a Linksys WAP Router. When I try to install a wireless device from Network Configuration, it doesn't recognize the card. I was wondering if anyone could help me to get this thing working. Keep in mind I'm brand new to linux, so i'll need someone to hold my hand through this one.
Thanks.

Peacedog 11-10-2003 05:39 PM

hi Scooter McGee
done a forum search and found this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...PCI+combo+card

hope this helps.good luck.

superbondbond 11-10-2003 05:42 PM

The first thing we need to know is the chipset of the wireless card. If you know the model # of the card, then you can look it up here .

Another way, is at a command prompt, type /sbin/lspci. That command lists all pci devices connected to your system.

The chipset will tell us which kernel modules (drivers) you need to load.

Scooter McGee 11-10-2003 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by superbondbond
The first thing we need to know is the chipset of the wireless card. If you know the model # of the card, then you can look it up
The chipset is Harris Semiconductor Prism 3.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)

superbondbond 11-10-2003 08:43 PM

OK. Next..

I'm assuming that RH 9 ships with the wireless tools packages. The tools associated with that are iwconfig, iwlist, iwspy, and iwpriv. On my system they are located in /usr/sbin. Do a search to see if they're on your system.

Now, I can't say for sure your card will work the same as mine, but I have a Prism 2.5 card, which uses the orinoco modules. To load the module you type (as root):

modprobe -r orinoco_pci

if it returns nothing (no errors or messages), then the module was loaded. You can double check by typing /sbin/lsmod. Somewhere in the list you'll see something similar to this:
Code:

orinoco_pci            3172  1
orinoco                33324  0 [orinoco_pci]
hermes                  5732  0 [orinoco_pci orinoco]

You then might be able to run the RH network configuration to set up the IP, AP, WEP, etc....
If you're not able to get this far, then your card might use something different than the orinoco modules. See what happens.

Here's a link to the Wireless tools site for reference.
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html


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