Another newbie with wireless problems!
I've read through the forum for a lot of today (great help and tips by the way!), but unfortunately I've not been able to resolve my problem by looking at the steps others have taken.
I have recently installed Slack 10.2 on a Toshiba Portege 3440CT laptop (yep, that's probably the only laptop in the world without a CD OR Floppy drive, however, I have managed to get one of my pendrives working, so data transfer is no longer an issue!). I have some experience with Linux - I've been using UNIX and Linux occasionally at work for the past 18 months or so, and I've had slack on another PC (albeit one with a wired network adaptor) and I'm really happy with it.
The laptop has an SMC Wireless cardbus adaptor. Model number SMC2835W (I think version 2.0) and is described as an "EZ Connect G". The PCMCIA/CardBus slots work fine, and the card is definitely being detected by Slack.
If I run iwconfig (either immediately after logging in, or though Konsole in KDE) I get the following:
I took that as meaning "your card is working fine, but you can't connect to a wireless network". I've tried to force it to connect to my SSID (damianconnolly.com - would the format of the name of it affect the ability to connect as wireless capability in Linux seems relatively limited at the moment), but to no avail. Oh, and I've tried using the Wireless configuration in KDE Control Center, but that's not overly helpful either.
NOT READY! ESSID:off/any Nickmane:"laptop"
Mode: Managed Channel:0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Retry min limit:0 RTS thr=0 B Fragment thr=0 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level=0
Rx invalid nwid:0 RX invalid crype:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Incalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
So, I though "I'll try using the NDISWrapper". Slight problem - I don't appear to have the source files installed (despite selecting FULL INSTALL when I set slack up on here) and therefore "make" fails when creating the ndis program.
As a FYI (it may or may not help in assisting me), I ran lspci and got:
Thanks for reading this, and let me know if you need any more info!
Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890
[Prism GT/Prism Duete] (rev 01)