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I've got a Netgear WG511T card, and while it is able to detect the wireless networks wherever I go, I cannot seem to get an IP address on it. Could ...
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    Wireless help


    I've got a Netgear WG511T card, and while it is able to detect the wireless networks wherever I go, I cannot seem to get an IP address on it. Could somebody tell me what I need to do to get an IP number via DHCP for my wireless card? My regular ethernet card works fine.

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    Fixed it!

    It's a problem in Knoppix's netcardconfig program.

    There's a line in it that says as follows:

    NETDEVICES="$(cat /proc/net/dev | awk -F: 'eth.tr.wlan.:/(print $1)')

    I changed it to read

    NETDEVICES="$(cat /proc/net/dev | awk -F: 'eth.tr.wlan.ath.:/(print $1)')

    This allowed netcardconfig to detect my wireless card. Hopefully, it'll allow me to get DHCP info for my card now. Will have to test it next time I get back to a wireless network.

    Well, I've tested it, and I ran DHClient, and it worked! So that's how you do it.

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