wireless linux help


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Mar 11, 2003
im running SuSE 9.0 on a dell inspiron 600m, which has an internal Intel® Pro Wireless 2100 (802.11b) miniPCI card. intel doesnt give any linux drivers for this, but i found a program Linuxant DriverLoader that can use the windows driver to make it work in linux. i got this all set up and linux now recognizes the device, but i cant get it to connect. the ip is correctly assigned to it, and the router even shows that its connected, but i cant ping anything else on the network, or do anything else. in the bootup this is what it shows under the network section:

"Setting up network interfaces:
lo done
eth0 (DHCP)...no IP address yet...backgrounding done
wlan0 warning:using NO encryption
ERROR: command 'iwconfig wlan0 mode Automatic' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device wlan0 ; invalid argument.
(DHCP) IP/Netmask: / done"

heres ifconfig wlan0:
"wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:23:A1:2A:9E
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::204:23ff:fea1:2a9e/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:73 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:9767 (9.5 Kb) TX bytes:938 (938.0 b)"

and heres iwconfig wlan0:
"wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"Bryan" Nickname:"linux"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:09:5B:9B:22:7E
Bit Rate=11Mb/s
RTS thr=1600 B Fragment thr=2344 B
Encryption key:eek:ff
Power Management:eek:ff
Link Quality:1/1 Signal level:-32 dBm Noise level:-200 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0"

does anyone know of what i could try here? thanks in advance

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