Linux wlan-ng configuration problems (LINUX)

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by matty-x, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. matty-x

    matty-x Guest

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a wireless newbie, so please don't flame too hard ;-D

    Compaq Armada 7400 Laptop
    Vector Linux 3.2
    Kernel 2.4.20
    SMC EZ Wireless PC Card (SMC2632W)

    I've just downloaded, configured and installed all relevant packages
    in order to get my wireless card recognized on my laptop. The card is
    now recognized and the module loads at boot time. This is great. But I
    cannot seem to get the configuration correct.

    Here's my situation:
    I need to connect to the wireless LAN on campus. In order to do this,
    I must specify the correct ESSID (which is "TigerNet"), enable 128 bit
    WEP encryption with either a string or with a hexadecimal value (I
    have the correct values for both), and use "infrastructure" mode. This
    would be a piece of cake in Windows, but I don't use Windows.

    So which configuration file do I need to edit? And once I've edited
    the conf file, what commands should I use to get the wireless card up
    and running?

    I've read all of the documentation on Jean Tourhilles' page. That only
    made things more confusing. And using a BSD-like distribution makes
    things that much more difficult.

    Any help or direction is much appreciated.


    matty-x, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. matty-x

    Lee Guest

    assuming you have downloaded and installed the wvlan stuff

    have you looked inside /etc/pcmcia/wireless.conf ? if you use webmin there
    is a great little third party module that does all this for you

    just insert the card and the network should kick in automatically
    Lee, Sep 3, 2003
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  3. matty-x

    Lee Guest

    sorry - should have been "wireless.opts"
    Lee, Sep 5, 2003
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