Trying to Understand the "wireless connection" module of mcc (new to LE2005)
I hope that, since this is specific to mandriva, this is the right place to post this, rather than in networking.
Basically, I have just upgraded to LE 2005, and was pleased to discover that mandriva control centre now includes, in the networking and internet section, a module called "wireless connection". Wonderful, I thought, this should help me sort out my many issues in this area, but, so far, it aint looking good:
(the white blank next to encryption usually contains my encryption key, but I deleted it from the image for obvious reasons)
The top section, known networks, is empty, despite my having configured a network already, as detailed on this page.
It also seems odd that no available network is detected, since the computer is a metre away from my network hub which is successfully broadcasting to two other computers.
A glimmer of hope is in the "status" section where some of the parameters from my configured network (here) are shown. However, this clearly doesn't represent an active connection, since I can't even ping the gateway.
As the configured connection shows, my network card has been recognised (it is indeed certified compatible by mandriva).
I hope I've gone into enough and the right detail.
Thanks for taking the time to look at this