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#1 bland_inquisitor

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Posted 14 February 2003 - 09:19 PM

i got the new knoppix to work on ly lappy, the only problem is that i have an 802.11b network in my house, and I can't get knoppix to recognize my bargain basement belkin card. Also, i'm using ms network to connect my boxes. So my question is twofold. First, what do i need to get my wireless network to work on knoppix, and what is the fastest way to get my boxes connected?

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#2 feend

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Posted 14 February 2003 - 11:50 PM

Hey bland,
Have you been able to use it with another linux distribution?

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Posted 15 February 2003 - 01:31 AM

Hmm, Knoppix should recognize Prism2s with no problem. I'll do some testing and get back to ya.

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Posted 15 February 2003 - 01:48 AM

Ok, I'm posting this using KNOPPIX_V3.1-2003-01-20 and a Belkin F5D6020. During boot-up you should see cardmgr find an Intersil 11 Mbps card and then modprobe hermes, orinoco and orinoco_cs. Did any of this happen? And if so, is your WAP handing out IPs?

#5 bland_inquisitor

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Posted 15 February 2003 - 04:23 AM

this is probably the problem. when i load knoppix i get this

cardmgr: satrting cardmgr version 3.3.2
cardmgr: Unsupported card in PCMCIA slot 1
cardmgr: Product Info Belkin 11mbps-wireless-note-network-ada
cardmgr: manfid 0x01bf, 0x3302 function 6 network

USB found
Enabling hotplug manager
autoconfiguring devices...............

and so on and so on
EDIT

im using the newest version of knoppix

#6 JHVH-1

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Posted 16 February 2003 - 12:58 AM

Man I have never used pcmcia or knoppix... heck ive never owned a laptop but it could be that there is a loadable kernel module with the driver for the card. Just a guess though. If you know what driver supports the card then you can always load it manually.




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