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pfscpengler

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Can't get my wireless card to work
« on: December 06, 2008, 10:08:36 am »
I just installed VL5.9 Light on an older thinkpad (p3-450, 128mb ram).  It works fine, but I can't get my pc card wireless adapter to work.  It's a Linksys WPG54Gv3.  When it's inserted, and I run the wireless setup, it's detected, but once I enter my SSID and password it invariably says "could not obtain an address for eth0".  I tried disabling the password on the wireless network, but it still gives the same error.  With windows installed on the same laptop, this wireless card was able to work on this network.

What can I do to further diagnose my problem?

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Re: Can't get my wireless card to work
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 10:15:28 am »
pls provide your ifconfig -a as root....might post the output of lspci and lsmod too...

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Re: Can't get my wireless card to work
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 10:30:30 am »
Perhaps your network is static and you simply need to assign an IP address; is this possible or is your network dhcp for sure?

ifconfig -a and iwconfig may also prove to be useful.

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Re: Can't get my wireless card to work
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 01:29:36 pm »
Perhaps your card name is WPC54g v3

If that is correct that is a broadcom chipset which just needs
firmware installed. Here is a good tutorial:

WPG54Gv3

HTH

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Re: Can't get my wireless card to work
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 05:41:41 pm »
Perhaps your card name is WPC54g v3

If that is correct that is a broadcom chipset which just needs
firmware installed. Here is a good tutorial:

WPG54Gv3

HTH

Bigpaws

Bigpaws, looks like the link you posted is no good.  Have you got the correct one handy?

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Re: Can't get my wireless card to work
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 05:58:45 pm »