Trying to get on the wireless network!
I'm running SimplyMepis 6.0 in my son's desktop pc which has a new Linksys wireless-G PCI Adapter WRT54GS card in it. I have 2 wireless laptops running XP Home and my basestation which is directly wired to the cable modem and Linksys WRT54G wireless router is XP Home.
(I also have 2 other hard drives in my basestation: 1 with SimplyMepis 6.0 and the other one has Xandros 3.0 on it which get online just fine).
I'm trying to get my my son's pc running SimplyMepis 6.0 to find the basestation.
In his PC, i got to the root@1[~]# prompt and typed iwconfig. The info I got was:
lo no wireless extensions
eth1 IEEE 802.11 b/g ESSID:"MSHOME"
Mode: Managed Frequency-2.437 GHz
Access Point: Invalid
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal Level:0
Noise level:0 RX Invalid nwid:0 RX invalid crypt:0
RX Invalid Frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 missed beacon:0
Now, I went to a couple of help websites and I was told that I need to verify that ndiswrapper -l is in SimplyMepis to work with and I did find it. this is what I did:
At the root@1[~}# prompt I typed ndiswrapper -l and this is what it showed:
Installed ndis drivers:
airplus driver present
bcmwl5 driver present
lsbcmds driver present
mrv8k51 driver present
netr33x driver present
prismnic driver present
wlanuig driver present
wlipnds driver present
also, in the KInfoCenter it shows:
IP address: 192.168.1.100
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
IP address 127.0.0.1
Network Mask: 255.0.0.0
any help will be much appreciated.