Configuring Wireless on mandrake 10.1
Hey all. I am very new to Linux - Just got it yesterday and installed it. I posted the below question in the Laptop forum, but once I saw there was a networking specific forum, I figured I'd try it in here as well.
I have a Compaq Presario x1000 dual-boating Win XP Pro & Mandrake Powerpack 10.1. The wireless card is Intel Pro/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (yes its a Centrino setup).
Linux detects the card and sees it and has drivers for it and everything - no problem. My problem is in the configuration in Mandrake. I am running WEP on the WAP, and I've put in all the settings I know (for instance the SSID broadcast name and the WEP key - but then there are other text fields (I believe one of them was frequency) and several others that I have no idea what to put in for them. Is anyone able to walk me through my configuration so I can get my wireless to work?
Also - I'm thinking I may need an actual wireless program? Everything I've just talked about was the "hardware" configuration - I may actually need a program that handles the wireless profiles and all that stuff? Any help is greatly appreciated (remember though - I'm new to Linux - so please be detailed if at all possible!)