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ive done a stage3 install of gentoo and skipped all the networking. now i need to set it up. how can i tell if my wireless network card is eth0 ...
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    wireless networking in gentoo[still NOT solved ... gah..bleh..]


    ive done a stage3 install of gentoo and skipped all the networking. now i need to set it up.

    how can i tell if my wireless network card is eth0 or ath0 and if it is compatible. it is detected with
    Code:
    lspci
    next how do i actually connect to my network (SSID, wep key and all that)

    can someone show me an example /etc/conf.d/net file?

    thanks
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    Which card is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Which card is it?
    its an intel pro/wireless 802.11b/g

    lspci detected it as
    Code:
    0000&#58;03&#58;03.0 Network controller &#58; Intel corp PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter &#40;rev 05&#41;
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    Gentoo provides a driver for the card here: http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/...s;name=ipw2200

    The firmware here: http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/...w2200-firmware

    And the IEEE 802.11 subsystem here: http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/...name=ieee80211

    AFter you have those installed, you can configure the SSID, etc. with the iwconfig command (you can always ask us if you have any questions, of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    Gentoo provides a driver for the card here: http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/...s;name=ipw2200

    The firmware here: http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/...w2200-firmware

    And the IEEE 802.11 subsystem here: http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/...name=ieee80211

    AFter you have those installed, you can configure the SSID, etc. with the iwconfig command (you can always ask us if you have any questions, of course).
    are the packages just source code that i use
    Code:
    make
    to compile?[/quote]
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    you could install them using emerge, like this:
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    emerge ipw2200 ipw2200-firmware
    ...and since the last one (ieee80211) is masked, you'd have to do:
    Code:
    ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge =ieee80211
    to install it

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    Quote Originally Posted by josolanes
    you could install them using emerge, like this:
    Code:
    emerge ipw2200 ipw2200-firmware
    ...and since the last one (ieee80211) is masked, you'd have to do:
    Code:
    ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge =ieee80211
    to install it
    when i try to
    Code:
    emerge ipw2200 ipw2200-firmware
    it tries to download it from the web which isnt working. when i do
    Code:
    ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge =ieee80211
    it says theres no ebuilds to satisfy ieee80211.

    does your method require internet access?
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    UPDATE: scratch everything said before....

    the things portage wanted me to install :
    > hotplug (installed sucessfully)
    > ipw2200-fw-2.2 (installed sucessfully)
    > ipw2200-1.0.1 (install failed)

    i guess since i dont have an internet connection at this point the portage tree looks for less than current files so trying to install ipw2200-fw-2.3 and ipw2200-1.0.6 didnt work with emerge.

    anyway ipw2200-1.0.1 fail with this message:
    Code:
    * ipw2200-1.0.1 requires support for Michael MIC keyed digest algorithm &#40;CONFIG_CRYPTO_MICHAEL_MIC&#41;.
    * ipw2200-1.0.1 requires support for ARC4 cipher algorithm &#40;CONFIG_CRYPTO_ARC4&#41;.
    * Please check to make sure these options are set correctly
    * Once you have satisfied these options, please try merging
    * this package again.
    anyone know what i do now?
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    the error is refering to your kernel config, cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig, find those two options under the cryptography section, recompile your kernel MOUNT BOOT and copy the kernel over, update grub.conf to reflect the changes and reboot. now you should be able to merge the package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by variant
    , recompile your kernel MOUNT BOOT and copy the kernel over, update grub.conf to reflect the changes and reboot.
    what is the code to recompile the kernel and what do u mean by
    Quote Originally Posted by variant
    MOUNT BOOT
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