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Hi, I used ndiswrapper to get the driver for my card. and my linux also managed to recognise the wireless connection available.. but it refuses to let me connect. what ...
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    Running wireless


    Hi,
    I used ndiswrapper to get the driver for my card. and my linux also managed to recognise the wireless connection available.. but it refuses to let me connect.
    what command should i use to connect? iwconfig tells me that there is a connection available etc.
    Thanks for all your help
    Rekha

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    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwconfig wlan0 key "ifyouhavewepkeyneabled"
    iwconfig wlan0 essid "nameofyouressid"
    dhcpcd wlan0 or dhclient wlan0 -----depending on what client you have

    then to test

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    Incredibly it doesnt work
    I know it does all the things I ask it to. But only refuses to connect
    I don't know what the problem is. It claimed network was down. The same network which i am connected to now using windows!!!

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    if you are using encryption turn it off temporarily, just to see if you can connect.

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    Doesn't work

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    Unhappy How to get wireless running

    Here is the response I get when I run dhcp client
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2
    Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP

    sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
    sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0e:9b:4b:27:e0
    Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:0e:9b:4b:27:e0
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
    bound to 192.168.1.111 -- renewal in 1398 seconds.


    when i try to get it to connect to wifi it says, that I should configure stuff in MCC.
    what to do?
    thanks.
    rekha

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    If you mandrake 10.1 or higher (i think) it should come with this program which I found when googling which may aid you in actually connecting.

    Wireless Networking:
    The addition of drakroam to help in connecting to a wireless network is a nice addition. This may be started from a terminal with the command drakroam.
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    cannot connect

    I am using drakconf to get my wireless radio running.
    i see the icon.. it tells me what wirless connections are availble etc.
    but it just wont let me connect to any
    rekha

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