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Old 01-25-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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how to tell if a wireless nic is working?

My power supply recently blew up and damaged several components in the computer. What I want to know is if it could have damaged my wireless nic because I could wirelessy network with my linux computer before but I can't now? But I can get the computer to ping itself? Would a computer be able to do that if it's nic was damaged?
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It can ping itself if the NIC is damaged but it also depends on the level of damage. Do you have another computer that you can test the card in? Or a friends computer? Does the card work in a diffrent OS?
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Gkrellm with wireless plugin active might show some basic info. I assume if you login into your router it does not show it picking up the wireless card.

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Old 01-26-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
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I have now tried my nic under win xp and it works. So now I just need to get it working in linux.

I have samba running but do I need to make it a samba server to share an Internet connection wirelessy from a multifunction WAP

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