Installing a Wireless Card
I would like some help in completing the installation with a wireless pcmia card.
I just installed 502 from CDs on a Dell laptop. I did not have the Belkin wireless pcmcia card (HSM model no. F5D7011. Chipset BCM4306/BCM2050) in place during the installation. Now I would like to get the wireless card working. After reading the installation guide and several help pages, it seems to be getting somewhere but not there yet. The session is below. I have added some comments as <comment>.
<then enter root pswrd>
/sbin/modprobe b43 <loads module for wireless card>
'there was no response
/sbin/lspci -vnn|grep14e4 <I don't know what this is for>
02:00.0 Ethernet controller ... gigabit ...
04:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corp BCM4306 ... [14e4:4320] (rev 3)
/sbin/iwconfig <displays current configurations?>
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE802.11 ESSID:""
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
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 <display info about the wireless card>
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr <the correct MAC address>
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
<the rest were all zeroes>
/sbin/ifconfig up <Turn on the wireless card radio?>
up: error fetching interface information: Device not found
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up <Turn on the wireless card radio?>
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
I would appreciate all comments.