Newbie to linux needs help getting started with wifi
Hi all. My only experence with linux is CD boot Mandrake from a magazine a few years back. I am an experenced WinXP user.
I dl'd and installed something called Linux Live (PCLinuxOS). The laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M that had the hd wiped by the previous owner who was using tools beyond his skill. The bios was damaged and WindowsXP/2000 wouldnt install.
So linux is working ok but i need to set up the wifi connection. I followed the instructions on another post to enter on the command line a few letters that would display the internal wifi card info needed to go to the next step(to post info here and request help). It displayed alot of info but nothing specifically labeled wifi. That is when i realized that i didnt even know how, in linux, to copy the info onto a USB mem stick which i can plug into my other laptop that i am writing to you on now!
So i need a good linux tutorial to cover the basics AND help to get my wifi going.
I already dl'd these files from sourceforge.com: wifi-radar-1.5.4-1.scr.rpm, wifi-radar-1.5.4-1.noarch.rpm, madwifi-0.9.tar.gz and madwifi-0.9.tar.bz2 thinking i could figure this out intuitively. NOPE! So someone please get me going in this strange new world. Also what is the proper way to refer to this version of linux, and is it best for a beginner. Suggestions welcome. I have a XP laptop online for getting the help i need. Thanks!:confused:
I took a look but no 'proc' folder in 'usr'
Looked in usr, no proc folder.
Am following waterheads wifi alalysis instructions from Bucaneers suggestion. Info is at my post at wireless topic. THX