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Re: Wireless network problems - Dell Inspiron 1501



On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 16:31 +0100, Robert McBroom (TNWestTex) wrote:
> > 
> > Frank Cox wrote:
> > 
> > I also tried setting this up directly with system-config-network instead of
> > Network Manager.  I keep getting told "Check cable?" no matter what options I
> > try.
> > 
> 
> Sounds like system-config-network is using eth? while the wireless driver uses something different.
> 
> Dell laptop I'm playing with uses wlan0 instead of eth0 for the wireless.  Other wireless cards use other designations.  See what you have in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/
> 
> iwconfig from the command line in a terminal window will let you see the wireless setup and change some parameters.  Getting the encryption keys just right between an F8 laptop and many routers seems to be a problem.  Anything beyond 64bit WEP has me stumped so far.
> 
Several questions occur to me:
1. What makes you think you are using 64bit wep?
2. It makes no sees for the essid to show up in the ifcfg-x file. How
would that support connecting in a different environments? It does not
appear in my ifcfg-eth1.
2. You seem to have network running with MN. Shut down network.
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