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pburn 06-25-2006 06:06 PM

Help in regards to Wirless internet connection on Toshiba Tecra S1
I am total newbie to linux, as of yet I dont even know how to install rpm, .bin pacakges. I hope you get the point....
I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop and I am using Mandrake 10.1 official distro. For some reason I am unable to configure my wireless internet.(PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter) I tried to manually load the driver harddrake --> Ehernet --> PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter --> Run Config Tool -->Wireless connection --> Manually load a driver --> from the list available I chose: ipw2100 --> Autoprobe. but nothing soon as I click next after selecting Autoprobe, there is a minisecond flash and I am brought back to the menu, where I am supposed to select Wireless or Lan connections...Your reply would be much appreciated.
P.S -- please keep in mind that I am totally new to linux, and havnt ever in my life done any programming. My knowledge bout computers is very very limited...

comprookie2000 06-25-2006 06:59 PM

Open a terminal and su to root;
iwconfig -a
ifconfig -a
and post what it says..

pburn 06-25-2006 11:44 PM

Upon running the ifconfig command, I ended up with the following:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:D1:22:92:FB
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:d1ff:fe22:92fb/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:989 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:874 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:403707 (394.2 Kb) TX bytes:127302 (124.3 Kb)
Interrupt:6 Base address:0x3000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3914 (3.8 Kb) TX bytes:3914 (3.8 Kb)

I thank you for your time and consideration....

pburn 06-29-2006 06:21 AM

Can someone please help me? I leave for my conference in 4 days and I wont be having a Lan connection there...I would really really appreciate your help!

comprookie2000 07-01-2006 02:59 PM

That maybe your wired ethernet, post
dmesg | grep Ethernet
lspci | grep Ethernet
also what happens when you;
# modprobe ipw2100 <--- You need to run this as root
Once the interface shows up you can connect like this,
But I don't use Mandrake so it may be a little different;


/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan

/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID #(By the way the
ESSID in upper case should be replaced by the network ID like "linksys_54g"_
_or whatever it is. This can be seen when you type in scan,
and the essid is listed next to the access point of choice)

iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed

then finally:

/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up
/sbin/dhclient wlan0 (i do this one, but depends on which you have on system)
/sbin/dhcpcd wlan0

Post back what happens...

EclipseAgent 07-01-2006 09:23 PM

Do the following command: lsmod | grep ipw

What results does that net? You will probably also have to install the ipw2100 firmware from the following location:

Put the files here:


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