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Old 05-27-2007, 08:46 AM   #1
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intel 3945 wireless configure on slack 11


I have installed the driver using the one on Intel website.
I followed the instructions and all seems fine, the module and daemon loads on boot up with no errors.

I then do iwconfig eth0 essid and iwconfig eth0 key to set it up.

After that I dont know what to do to get it up and running.

My network uses dhcp and I've tried to do "dhclient eth0" but it says it can't find eth0.

I tried ifconfig eth0 up before the dhclient command but with no luck.

I've searched the forums and some say I should edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf, but how I do that I don't know.

iwconfig detects the device as eth0 btw and I run slack 11.

any ideas or do you need more info?

p.s. the wifi manager in kde finds some networks but it can't connect to them and it can't find mine even if its just a few meters away.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Really, I think all you need now is an IP via DHCP. Post output of '/sbin/ifconfig'.

Here's what I do for my atheros card:

Code:
	modprobe wlan_scan_sta
	ifconfig ath0 up

	# scan for APs, prompt for which one, connect to the chosen AP MAC
	wlanconfig ath0 list scan
	echo 'Choose AP MAC => '
	read wifimac
	iwconfig ath0 ap $wifimac

	# Use DHCP to get an IP
	dhcpcd ath0
Also, you can read this section of the slackbook on wireless config:
http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...ATION-WIRELESS

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 05-27-2007 at 01:09 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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Ok so I got a link to my router now. But still no IP adress from it.

Running dhclient says something like:
no broadcasting interfaces found
and then it exits.

What should I do next?
 
Old 05-27-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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Try running dhcpcd eth0 instead of dhclient
 
Old 05-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #5
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Please do not use dhclient. Use dhcpcd instead. That might work better for you.

Eric
 
Old 05-28-2007, 11:35 AM   #6
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dhcpcd worked for me.

Thanks for all the help.
 
  


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