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Old 01-15-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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WMP11-B v2.7 Configuration

I am using mandrake 9.2
(before you say to use the control center, letme state that it will not work because i have to use ndiswrapper to load the windows drivers, basically the same as driverloader and the control center wants me to choose a driver to use.)

i have a Linksys WMP11-B v2.7 wireless network card, i have read that people have been able to get it to work using ndiswrapper. I installed ndiswrapper and have everything setup, ifconfig see's the network card as eth0

i have been fighting with iwconfig and ifconfig for days trying to get this to work. Here is what i do and the order in which i do it in.

iwconfig eth0 mode Managed
iwconfig eth0 essid wireless
iwconfig eth0 key restricted KEY-HERE

(sometimes i have to reverse the essid and key to get it to retrieve the mac address for the router)
up until this point everything looks good iwconfig eth0 returns the results i wanted to see, so i then do

ifconfig et0
ifconfig eth0

everything seems ok until i do iwconfig eth0 again, it loses the mac address for the router and sometimes the key is set to off as well.

also sometimes when i try to start the card with ifup eth0 i get this error

[root@localhost idle0ne] ifup eth0
grep: /etc/sysconfig/networking/default/ifcfg-*: No such file or directory
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth0 : Invalid argument

if anyone can help me i would really appreciate it i have been fighting with this for about 3-4 days now and i am about to say the hell with linux, i have been unable to get more than one or two people with any knowledge to help on IRC which is where i usually go for help, even then they couldnt help me get it to associate with the router.

oh one more thing, after doing ifconfig eth0 IP i can ping the local ip so that works, but when i try to ping the router it is an unknown host.
Old 01-15-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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/etc..../default/ifcfg-* No such file or directory - You didnt write your config file.
Goto konsole - su to root, then type kedit /etc/sysconfig/networking/default/ifcfg-wlan0

That will bring up a blank page. Write your configuration. Or install lvnet to configure it.
Old 01-16-2004, 12:24 AM   #3
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ok i have gotten furthur with this thing, i have gotten it to reain it's settings

i setup iwconfig eth0 mode, essid, key
and ifconfig eth0
i also did route add default gw and it added
when i do iwconfig i see that it communicates with the router to get the mac address and it sets the signal strength to 210 and changes last change was to 212, however the link quality is 0

anyone know how i can get this link to communicate?


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