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ng234

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Re: Wireless Connection Problem
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2008, 07:13:25 am »
ok...i think the orinoco driver is loaded. open VASM as root, go to NETWORK -> WIRELESS -> INTERFACE. Key in the info and then ADD a wireless connection. Then CONNECT to that wireless connection.

As root I open VASM go to network --> wireless--> interface - my interface is set to 'eth1' and the driver 'orinoco'. I key in 'linksys' as my essid, and 'home network' for the short description, I turned off my encryption on the network and selected 'plaintext' , then 'done'. I went to 'connect' selected 'linksys defined' and was still unable to connect - any ideas

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Re: Wireless Connection Problem
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2008, 07:22:08 am »
Your ESSID is correct according to iwconfig.

There is a communication problem with the access
point.

I see that there is no response from the access point
when using iwconfig eth1 scan.

Try that again and also look at the AP to see if a connection
has been attempted.

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ng234

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Re: Wireless Connection Problem
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2008, 08:18:49 am »
I am using a linksys wrt54g router as my WAP - how to I check and see if my laptop is trying to connect?

Edit - I am looking at the DHCP clients table, and I only see one connection - not the Vector Linux laptop I am trying to connect. Maybe this is the issue?
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 08:42:35 am by ng234 »

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Re: Wireless Connection Problem
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2008, 08:59:24 am »
hhmm....not sure what is the problem......maybe you can try all over again using VASM.....auto detect your network device in VASM again........

PS: Can you join VL IRC channel at Freenode so that we can help you more........at #vectorlinux channel...
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 09:08:45 am by hata_ph »

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Re: Wireless Connection Problem
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2008, 11:02:12 pm »
Today I test install VL59 on one of my Dell latitude D600 and I also have the problem to connect to network using the wireless. But then I try "dmesg" from console as root and from the output I saw something like

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eth1: Radio is disabled by RF switch

then I reliase that I can enable or disable the wireless from hotkey for Dell laptop. After I enable the wireless all work well.
Maybe your laptop have the same function as mine. Have a try.

There is another way of find out whether your laptop have built-in wireless is to disassemble the laptop. Usually the wireless card is mounted at the bottom of the laptop. Try to look for it and give us the brand/model.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 11:44:55 pm by hata_ph »