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Author Topic: wireless card issue  (Read 1502 times)

Uta

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wireless card issue
« on: March 21, 2008, 01:43:35 pm »

I have install Vector Lite 5.9 on a very old LifeBook 765Dx. I am using a Trendnet card 421PC, Marvell chip, I think. I am using ndiswrapper and got it to show up as wlan0 but configuring it has been frustrating. I have iwconfig wlan0, putting in essid, mode, channel,ap, key but nothing shows up when I iwconfig wlan0 but the "hex key" entry. Where exactly is the file I need to edit/delete. Via vasm I did delete the connection that was wonky but via line command as root it's still shows up with no info but the "wep key".
Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2008, 10:08:26 am by Uta »
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kge420

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Re: wireless card issue
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 03:11:10 pm »

Try disabling your wireless security and see how that goes.
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Uta

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[SOLVED]Re: wireless card issue
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 01:57:10 pm »

I have it up and running now. There were two issues. The first was when putting in my WEP password I didn't specify "open".
This worked:
iwconfig wlan0 key open xxxxxxxxxx channel 6 essid D-Link

the second was with my router assigning an IP to my VL box that actually belonged to my "print server".

All is well now.
Cheers
« Last Edit: March 25, 2008, 07:10:46 am by Uta »
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