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Old 04-06-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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Problems with wireless

Hello, I have just installed a netgear WG311 in my box (around a month ago), and have been trying like mad to get it working under slack. I compiled the latest madwifi drivers from CVS and installed them. They load fine, however after I load the drivers I have no idea what to do. I've tried iwconfig to set all sorts of options, then brought up ath0 with ifconfig, to no avail. ifconfig says nothing about an IP address, and when I try to ping anything but localhost I get a network unreachable error. I want to get an IP from my router via dhcp, but don't know how to do that. dhclient says it cannot find ath0, but ifconfig confirms it's there and that it's up. Everything on the web says to make a scipt in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, but this directory does not exist. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 04-06-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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Are you connected to an essid? Type iwlist scanning to scan for an essid, and iwconfig eth1 essid "name_of_essid" to connect to that essid.

Use dhcpcd ath0 to get an ip from a dhcp-server.
Old 04-06-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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I've tried iwlist ath0 scan to get a list of essids, yes, and got a list of essids, however even after iwconfig ath0 essid XXXX it didn;t connect. I'll try iwlist scanning and get back to you.

update: iwlist scanning produced ath0: No scan results. That doesn't sound good. However, before it showed my networks essid, and seting that through iwconfig even then did not help. dhcpd ath0 just sits there, as far as I can tell it isn't doing anything.

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