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[vox-tech] Re: Advice Needed: Getting 802.11b Wireless Card Recognized (Jim Lowman)
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[vox-tech] Re: Advice Needed: Getting 802.11b Wireless Card Recognized (Jim Lowman)


I have a different card, a Linksys WPC11, but I also use RH8.  Our cards
probably have the same chipset, so the configuration is probably similar.
I've got my card to work two different ways in the past:  with and without
the wlan-ng drivers.

You might want to visit this site:
I recently followed the instructions for "Section A" -- enabling the card
w/o the wlan-ng drivers.  That allowed me to use the Red Hat GUI tools to
further configure the card.  The downside to this option is that I currently
don't have any way to check the signal status (or at least, I haven't
figured that out yet).  The program iwconfig, which should provide useful
stats about my wireless configuration, doesn't work after following these

The other option, using the wlan-ng drivers was a bit harder to setup, but
the program iwconfig worked and printed out signal strength, etc.

Good luck!


> Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 18:59:08 -0800
> From: Jim Lowman <jmlowman@sbcglobal.net>
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: [vox-tech] Advice Needed:  Getting 802.11b Wireless Card
> Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> I've set up an 802.11b wireless network at home, with three Dell
> machines running Windoze.
> For hardware that purports to be plug-and-play, I've spent numerous
> hours playing around
> trying to get it running.  Owing to being a novice at network concepts,
> it probably works more
> by accident than by anything I did purposely.
> Anyway, to cut to the chase, I have a fourth Dell box that I've
> dedicated to Linux, and have
> RH 8 running.  The wireless NIC is a D-Link DWL-650, which is on the RH
> 8 HCL.
> The card was installed when I installed RH 8, but apparently was not
> detected.
> I'm about 2/3 of the way through the UNIX/Linux System Administration
> class at UCR, but
> I'd rate my experience as a Linux user as novice, being fairly new to
> the OS.
> Any pointers on configuring the beast to get it working on my LAN would
> be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks in advance...Jim

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