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Old 03-07-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Question Wireless in FC2

Ok. So basically, I'm just getting really confused. I recently installed FC2 on my Dell Inspiron 8000 labtop and I got a wireless card for it. However, I have no idea on how to set the thing up. I asked someone I know that runs Linux and he said that I needed a driver and that I should get the right driver for it. This is an e-mail he wrote me

> 0d:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
> Subsystem: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 9067
> Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
> Memory at 11020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
> Memory at 11000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128K]
> Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

For a native Linux driver:
*website that had to be removed because I don't have 5 posts yet*
Ok. So I went there and downloaded the latest driver. I'm pretty sure I did that right. Anyway, I'm stumped now. I'm guessing I have to add the wireless card to my network devices. But when I try this is what happens.

I go into the menu > network. Up pops a little screen saying I have an ethernet connection. Blah, blah. I click the new button at the top. A new screen pops up asking what kind of connection I want. I click wireless and then next. It takes me to the next screen and ask what card I want to configure. It only has one choice and the name of it is "Other Wireless Card". So I choose that and then I have no idea what to do because the next screen asks me about an adapter and bunch of other stuff. The boxes it asks are adapter, device, IRQ, MEM, IO, IO1, IO2, DMA0, DMA1. I just don't know what to do here.

So, I guess I'm wondering where do I go from here? If I missed a step and that is why none of the names in the adapter list look like anything on either my wireless card or my driver then please tell me. Yes, as you can tell I don't really know all the much about networking and I'm completely new to Linux. So feel free to berate me and my stupidty. Alright. Thanks for any help you guys can offer to relieve my frustration.

I'm a !!!!
Old 03-08-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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I don't have a lot of experience in wireless networking but here is something you could try. I hope I'm not misleading you.

First, load wlan and your drivers
modprobe wlan
modprobe driver
You will have to figure out what is your driver's name.
Then, bring your interface up and try to connect to your wireless router.
ifconfig ath0 up
iwconfig ath0 essid your_ssid (if you have one)
iwconfig ath0 key your_WEP_key (if you have one)
iwconfig ath0 channel your_channel
iwconfig ath0 rate 54MB
dhcpcd ath0
This is how I do it with my NetGear WG311T. I hope it is similar with your card.


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