[TriLUG] Wavelan wireless card
jason at cerient.net
Fri Aug 27 00:01:16 EDT 2004
i've had similar trouble getting my wireless card working with mandrake
10. so while this does nothing to help you out, at least you don't
have to feel alone :-)
On Thursday 26 August 2004 23:54, Thomas wrote:
> Greetings all!
> After a hiatus of several years, I have taken a deep breath and once
> again plunged into the world of Linux. I installed Mandrake 10.0 on
> my Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop this week without too much trouble. A
> few things need tweaking, hopefully simple issues that will help me
> up the learning curve.
> Anyhow, the first issue I need to address is turning out not to be so
> simple. I can't get my Lucent/Orinoco/Agere/Proxim/Wavelan wireless
> LAN card to work. The OS recognizes the card and correctly
> identifies it in the configuration panel. When I use the config
> wizard to get it working, it asks for some parameters that I am
> unfamiliar with. It wants to know "RTS/CTS" and "fragmentation". So
> far I am leaving those blank.
> After several days of trying to figure it out on my own, I continue
> to be stumped. I've run the network wizard several times with
> various permutations to no avail. Sometimes it appears that the card
> is working, but the OS cannot see it. I've played with the card
> manager config file, can't really figure that out.
> I have also been playing with Knoppix, running from CD-ROM. It has
> no trouble using the wireless card, so I know it isn't a hardware
> compatibility problem.
> Kindly help this clueless tyro. Thanks!
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