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I'm running Mandrake 10.0 with the 2.6.3-7MDK kernel on my laptop (Sony VAIO)and I'm having a very hard time getting my wireless to work. When I fire up the wireless ...
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- 06-14-2005 #1
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- Aug 2004
wireless card detection problem in MDK 10.0
I'm running Mandrake 10.0 with the 2.6.3-7MDK kernel on my laptop (Sony VAIO)and I'm having a very hard time getting my wireless to work. When I fire up the wireless config tool, it takes me to select the network device manually, I pick the ipw2100 drivers and hit Next, and a dialog box flashes on the screen way too fast for me to read what's in it and then it bumps me back to selecting the network device. So this gets me pretty much nowhere.
So I figured this might be a hardware detection problem. ifconfig only shows entries for eth0 (regular, working network connection) and lo (local loopback). The wireless card (Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100) shows up in the hardware list (HardDrake) under EthernetCard with this info:
Vendor: Intel Corp. Bus: PCI Bus identification: 8086:1043:8086:2596 Location on the bus: 2:b:0 Description: PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter Module: unknown Media class: NETWORK_OTHER
I also went to the driver page, figuring it wouldn't hurt to try installing the drivers (even though they are apparently already installed with this distro) and that got me pretty much nowhere as well, I suspect because of the above issue.