Re: ieee80211 package not installable-- IT WORKS!! Thanks everyone
I seem to remember that ieee80211-source fell through a crack as far
as module-assistant was concerned around the time Sarge went stable;
all fixed in Etch now, of course.
In my case I fixed it by manually adding the name of the package
(ieee80211-source) to the list of packages in
Give that a try; hope it works for you,
Thanks John, for the explanation about it being missing, which seems
very weird. But I already did an apt-get source and it came right in,
and somehow I ended up with all the ieee.. modules in
lib/modules/drivers/net/wireless. Its been a learning experience.
So I did a modprobe and then iwlist scanning shows the interface!!
I really have no idea what happened: does apt-get source compile/install
The Netgear router is nicely viewable with a browser, so I just set
/etc/network/interfaces to e.g.
iface eth1 inet dhcp
iface home inet dhcp
wireless-essid wireless ID
And oh my oh my, it worked!!!
And NOW, time to go to bed!!
Thanks to debian-laptops, very happily to bed (if exhausted!)
What about WPA?? what /etc/network/interfaces file should contain?
I know that there exist soft "wpasupplicant" but it is a supplicant, and
I don't want to use it. Is there any way to make it work without