I have attempted to install wireless on Linux before, with miserable results. Hopefully this time, I might be able to get it working with a bit of help from you all.
I have some slight problems. First problem, here's the output of iwconfig:
You will notice a distinct lack of wireless cards. This confuses me, since I have a built in wireless card ( bcm43xx chipset), but I've had worse luck with that than with other wireless cards, so I've also got another plugged into my PCMCIA slot. Another bad sign is that the power light on my PCMCIA card steadfastly refuses to light up.Code:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
I also have no idea what "sit0" is...
I decided to see if installing the driver for the Broadcom would make my computer recognize it, so I downloaded bcm43xx and the firmware. I ran bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware[name of fimrware file] and the firmware seems to have installed correctly into /lib/firmware. However, when I try to modprobe bcm43xx it cannot find the module.
So, I have no idea where to proceed from here. At first guess, maybe I need to recompile my kernel with support for something that I forgot? I have no clue what that would be though.
Thanks in advance.