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Status: almost completely newbie System: windows XP and redhat 9.0 (kernel 2.4.20-30.9) dual boot on IBM thinkpad A31 Purpose: trying to configure a netgear 802.11b/g wireless pcmcia card (Netgear WT511G) ...
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    Help Please -- where can I do something on my network ?


    Status: almost completely newbie

    System: windows XP and redhat 9.0 (kernel 2.4.20-30.9) dual boot on IBM thinkpad A31

    Purpose: trying to configure a netgear 802.11b/g wireless pcmcia card (Netgear WT511G)

    Problem: 1. "ifconfig" function does not exist anymore; 2. can not properly start "redhat-config-network", here is the message it display after I start it:
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    Component: redhat-config-network
    Version: 1.2.15
    Summary: TB /usr/sbin/redhat-config-network-gui:131:main:AttributeError: LogFile instance has no attribute 'set_loglevel'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/sbin/redhat-config-network-gui", line 232, in ?
    main()
    File "/usr/sbin/redhat-config-network-gui", line 131, in main
    log.set_loglevel(NC_functions.verbose)
    AttributeError: LogFile instance has no attribute 'set_loglevel'
    ####################################

    I am not sure whether problem happened after I installed madwifi or afte I upgrade my kernel from 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.20-30.9.

    Question:
    1,how can I find my ifconfig and redhat-config-network ?
    2. where can I do something on my network now ? (for example, I had another old wireless card, which is still working if the router is not configure to ask password ? but what should I do if the router ask networking encryption key ?

    Any information and help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    To run ifconfig, you need to be root. Also did you mean WG511T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    To run ifconfig, you need to be root. Also did you mean WG511T?
    Thank you, Lakerdonald. I tried to use "ifconfig" as root, but I got:
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    [root@localhost {my user name}]# ifconfig
    bash: ifconfig: command not found
    ########################################

    And Yes, WG511T is the model of my wireless PCMCIA card ( made by Netgear )

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    Hi broodman,

    With RH/FC you need to use the absolute path to run ifconfig...

    Code:
    /sbin/ifconfig
    as user or root...
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    Hi, Dapper Dan,

    Thank you for your help. In that way, I get ifconfig back. By the way, how can I set the WPA key in order to connect to wireless router for my wireless card ?

    Thanks a lot

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    In RH run as root:

    Code:
    redhat-config-network
    If your card isn't listed as wireless, delete it and start over with "new" and choose wireless. That way you'll have a place to enter that information in under, "edit." All of this, provided your card will work with Linux of course...

    I have my doubts you'll get it configured with RH 9 since it is a "g" rather than a "b." You might need to upgrade to FC3 in order to easily use ndswrapper...
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