ThinkPad Wireless in Red Hat 7.3

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by James Knott, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. James Knott

    James Knott Guest

    I'm trying to enable wireless on my IBM ThinkPad R31, equipped with a built
    in Prism (Intersil) wireless adapter. I installed the wlan drivers and
    wireless appears to be recognized, but that's as far as I get. According
    to the Red Hat docs, I should be able to set up a wireless adapter, using
    "Network Configuration". However, even though the RH docs show selecting a
    wireless adapter, no such item appears on my system, nor does the adapter
    appear in the list of devices. I can enable the adapter in Webmin, but I
    cannot appear to connect to anything. When I start wlan0, with ifconfig,
    it does not show any IP address, so it's not talking to the dhcp server.
    This same computer, while running XP, has no problem connecting and getting
    an IP address etc.

    Any ideas?

    Another curious item. While looking around Network Configuration, I noticed
    that the DNS domain and search domain values don't match those in
    /etc/resolv.conf. The search domain box is empty and the domain is set to
    what should be the search domain.

    tnx jk


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    James Knott, Jun 28, 2003
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  2. Hmmm. On my A31 Thinkpad, I'm using orinoco_pci drivers. I think orinoco
    uses the prism2 chipset but I could be wrong. A lot of cards are prism
    based with subtile differences.
     
    Gary Desrosiers, Jun 28, 2003
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  3. James Knott

    James Knott Guest

    The drivers recognize my card, but I guess my big gripe, is that the tools
    provided by RH not only don't work, they don't match the docs either. I
    used to provide a lot of documentation for users and others at IBM Canada,
    and such sloppy work would not have been tolerated there.

    Webmin has a few issues in this regard as well.
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    James Knott, Jun 28, 2003
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    fledermaus Guest

    I recently got TP-T20 and TP-600E working:

    I had a hell of a time recently gettin my LINKSYS cards to work with RH9.1.
    I downloaded RPMs: the ones compiled for vanilla RH9.1-386 finally worked.
    I could not compile successively the prism module so I am stuck with
    using the kernels compiled by RH. Once I started playing with it I
    found that I had to issue a bunch of INSMODS: pcmcia_core, yenta, ds,
    p80211, prism2; and SERVICE pcmcia start.

    ifconfig
    route
    lokkit (etc/sysconfig/iptables)
    etc/exports
    etc/hosts

    I had a big problem with etc/exports.conf - attdial (attglobal) kept
    screwing it up, so I finally did a copy of my backup to it in an exit.

    good luck
     
    fledermaus, Jun 30, 2003
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