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Old 24th April 2006, 11:21 AM
GeoffS Offline
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Wireless Wierdness

I recently went over to Fedora 5 and have had an interesting time setting my wireless card up.
It's working, but the interface Fedora gives me is wrong.
As of now my wireless card is being read as any other network card with no wireless options. In order to connect to anything i need to go into a terminal and type it all out.

I'm on a IBM Thinkpad T40 (laptop) and installed the drivers from madwifi.org and followed the instructions and all, but heres the problem:
I go to Network Configuration and i see my Wireless Card listed as Ethernet. When i try to change the options, all i get are the same choices i get from my Wired LAN card, with nothing about finding a signal or whatnot. When i try to add a new wireless device, my card doesnt show up... but when i click to add a new ethernet connection both my wired and wireless cards show up.

Does anyone know why Fedora doesnt see my card as a wireless one?
Thanks for your time,
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Old 24th April 2006, 12:50 PM
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does iwconfig report on your card?
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Old 26th April 2006, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tejas
does iwconfig report on your card?
yes, iwconfig says this:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:60:10:86:14
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:60ff:fe10:8614/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:305667 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:18466 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:74371863 (70.9 MiB) TX bytes:1533992 (1.4 MiB)
Base address:0x8000 Memory:c0220000-c0240000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:4154 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4154 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4957645 (4.7 MiB) TX bytes:4957645 (4.7 MiB)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-05-4F-40-DF-56-A8-26-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
RX packets:232864 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:5939
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:33630080 (32.0 MiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Memory:e0900000-e0910000
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