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Re: Enabling wireless on Dell laptop

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 03:30:31PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I rebooted the machine, and this is what I got.
> [root localhost ~]# modprobe ipw3945
> [root localhost ~]# ipw3945d

no need to run those two by hand after a reboot

> [root localhost ~]# iwlist scan
> lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
> eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
> eth1      Scan completed :
>          Cell 01 - Address: 00:0E:2E:A0:86:DF
>                    ESSID:"tester"
>                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
>                    Mode:Master
>                    Channel:11
>                    Encryption key:off
>                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
>                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
>                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
>                    Quality=45/100  Signal level=-82 dBm  Noise level=-82 dBm
>                    Extra: Last beacon: 178ms ago
> [root localhost ~]#

That looks fine.

The only thing left is to configure that new eth1 interface.
How you do that depends on what tools you want to use. As I said earlier,
I use Network Manager, so I'm not familiar with KWifiManager.

In the 70's we wore flares because we didn't know any better.
What possible excuse does the current generation have?

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