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Re: bringing up eth0 for wireless card

Progress:  Sometimes the information available is overwhelming, so an
ignorant guy like me (can't claim to be newbie anymore) makes mistakes.
I installed a 2.6 kernel under false assumptions, so the driver for the
WPC11 v4 provided by Linksys doesn't work.  HOWEVER, the Realtek
RTL8180L full source driver by Andrea Merello (3.26 in Linux Wireless
LAN Howto) compiles *and* installs on my Inspiron 3200 and "iwconfig"
brings the interface up (hurray!).

Andrea also mentions that ndiswrapper works (as suggested in this

Thanks for your suggestions.


On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 09:19:27PM +0200, Lars wrote:
> Before i bring my wirelles nic up i still can see this with wireless-tools:
> lo        no wireless extensions.
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
> eth1      unassociated  ESSID:off/any
>           Mode:Managed  Channel=0  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
>           Bit Rate=0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
>           RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> So if you got that, then the nic should be detected, properly... I don't know what "cardctl ident" means...
> -- 
> /Lars

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