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lostcity
post Apr 10 2004, 09:54 PM
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I have RH 7.3 on my pentium laptop. I have updated the kernel and am still having issues with wireless networking. I have configured the card but cannot get it activated or connected with accesspoint.
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post Apr 10 2004, 09:58 PM
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How did you configure the card? Did you install drivers? What kind of card is it? What kind of lap top is it? This will help us get going on an answer. Most importantly did you just configure it using a config tool, or did you actually install wireless drivers for the card?


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post Apr 10 2004, 11:32 PM
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The laptop is a NEC 5080x running RH 7.3. The card is a Dell truemobile 1150. The chipset in the card is prismII IIRC.
Since Network Configuration did not have an entry for wireless connections, I configured manually. I created a file called eth0 with the parameters for the card and my network and put it in the /etc/sysconfig/network/devices folder. RH has native drivers for lucent prism cards.
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post Apr 11 2004, 12:45 AM
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Native drivers don't always work. I would suggest finding drivers for the card and installing them. Thats probly your best bet. Also, post the configuration you used, I might be able to help.


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post Apr 11 2004, 08:08 AM
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I will post it. The interesting thing is that I also cannot get me ethernet card to connect to the network. It configures correctly and network configuration says it is active, it just goes nowhere.

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post Apr 18 2004, 06:41 PM
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ifcfg-eth0
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=
ONBOOT=no
TYPE=Wireless
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
DEVICE=eth0
HWADDR=00:02:2c:50:0a
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
DOMAIN=
NETMASK=
ESSID=WLAN
CHANNEL=7
MODE=Managed
KEY=
RATE=11Mb/s

I have googled prisim 2 drivers and that led me to Linux-wlan. Is the correct? IF not where would I find linux drivers?

Thanks in Advance blink.gif
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post Apr 18 2004, 06:44 PM
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To add more, I have installed the latest kernel for RH7.3 and the latest Redhat Network Configuration Network 1.0.4-2.i386
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post Apr 20 2004, 06:37 AM
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Is the EISSD of the router set to WLAN?

What is the output of the below command:

iwconfig


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post Apr 20 2004, 04:58 PM
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iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions
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