wlan pcmcia probs
jvian10 at charter.net
Fri Mar 26 22:00:22 UTC 2004
Stephan Berg wrote:
> Hello Linux-Users,
> I have a problem installing my typhoon speednet wlan pcmcia-card on my
> dell inspiron 8200 notebook. I'm using fedora core 1. The card uses an
> atmel chipset. So I tried to install the atmelwlandriver from
> sourceforge.net. I think that the driver is installed and that the
> card is found by my system.
> "iwconfig" shows the following:
> ---- schnipp ----
> [root at localhost root]# iwconfig
> lo no wireless extensions.
> atml0 ATMEL REVD ESSID:"WLAN"
> Mode:Managed Channel:9 Access Point: 00:30:F1:7E:7D:71
> Bit Rate:11Mb/s
> RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
> Encryption key:off
> Link Quality:40 Signal level:53 Noise level:0
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> ---- schnapp ----
> I'm not sure, but for a linux-newbie like me this looks brilliant.
You need to finish defining the interface.
Use 'man iwconfig' to learn how to set the ssid, ip address, etc and it
> Now I don't know how to get my network started. I tried to use the
> graphical interface "network", but here I couldn't find the driver
> pcmf502rd. All the other drivers didn't work.
> Thanks for every help.
> Please notice that I am a linux-newbie. So the more detailled help the
> better. I already tried to read and understand the man pages, but I'm
> not very familiar with linux and these pages didn't help me a lot.
after you get it working manually, you can use the network config gui
(redhat-config-network) to make the changes permanent. Or just use that
method to try the settings, except, that (AFAIK) will not set the ssid
for the wireless.
> Thanks a lot for your help,
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