[TriLUG] Wavelan wireless card
thomas at tbeckett.com
Mon Aug 30 00:17:32 EDT 2004
Jason Tower wrote:
> 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 :-)
Thanks, Jason! After spending another week poking and googling around,
I have the impression that this is a not-uncommon problem. Yet I have
found no ready solution, either. I'm not a hacker but I'm no dummy
either, and after trying the wizard every which way and tweaking config
files directly, I'm still stumped. Perhaps I should start over with
Fedora or some Debian offshoot.
> On Thursday 26 August 2004 23:54, Thomas wrote:
>>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
>>Kindly help this clueless tyro. Thanks!
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