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Recently i've installed slackware into a Toshiba 1800-514 laptop. I had a few issues, but nothing that wasn't covered already in these forums. Except for the wireless setup. I've seen ...
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    PCMCIA Wireless question (SOLVED)


    Recently i've installed slackware into a Toshiba 1800-514 laptop. I had a few issues, but nothing that wasn't covered already in these forums. Except for the wireless setup. I've seen many topics around this issues, but i just couldn't get anything to work. My wireless card (a D-Link DWL-G650) is plugged into a PCMCIA slot. The card is flashing, so i'm guessing linux already detected it.
    I was going to try "ndiswrapper", but i've read here that slackware 10.2 has etended support for wireless connections, so i putted it on hold for a bit.

    I also came across a toll named iwconfig, but the manual for it wasn't clear enough, or i'm missing something.
    So, for short, how can i have my DWL-G650 Wireless PCMCIA card connect to my router, and therefore, have internet on my laptop?

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    Nevermind, figured it out. Thx anyways

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    You could write the solution, in case anyone else has the same kind of problem. Also add 'solved' to the subject of the topic
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    there's really nothing that the manual didn't cover... i just had to STFW a wee bit harder, but this was the line of thought:

    PCMCIA support is really easy to enable. just
    Code:
    $make menuconfig
    in your kernel source folder, re-configure it with PCMCIA enabled, recompile, and voila. The link-light in your PCMCIA card should be flashing already.

    D-Link DWL-G650 (and many other wireless cards) are based on the Atheros chipset. Lucky for us, there's linux drivers for these: http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

    no need for ndiswrapper, since installing MadWifi (and getting it to work) is much more simpler.
    Even more luckier, MadWifi has ->really<- good documentation: http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/dokuwiki/doku.php
    including documentation specific for slackware: http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/dokuw...p?id=slackware

    so it was just a matter of STFW better.
    U can't get better guides than that IMO.

    edit: btw! don't be a stupid arse like me wondering why the hell can u ping your router but u can't access the internet.
    be sure to add your AP DNS server to the "/etc/resolv.conf" using:
    Code:
    nameserver <ip>
    Cheers

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