Aloha all. This is my first post on this forum and would appreciate you sharing your collective wisdom. I am at my wits end trying to get wireless running on my Dell Latitude Cpi. I am running Fedora 2.6.7-1.494.2.2, and I'm using a Netgear WG511 (Prism54 chipset) NIC.
I absolutely cannot get it associated with the DHCP network on campus. The card's green light is on steady, and sometimes the amber light is also on steady (no blinking). But, when I attempt to activate it, I get an error reading /sbin/dhclient-script, "cannot find configuration for eth0:3" (the alias I'm using for the wireless card.) Other times when attempting to activate the card the computer hangs totally, requiring a cold boot.
I configured the card on the (dare I say it?) Win2K side (dual boot) in < 10 minutes, but I've spent hours and hours trying to configure it to run on Linux. I have also had no luck trying other 802.11b cards (Cisco Airnet 350 & Motorola). No difficulties at all configuring and activating the Ethernet 802.3 NIC with fixed IP addresses. I'm not certain if the problem is wireless or DHCP related.
I am not a novice with Unix or networking. I teach computer science (mostly programming and the UNIX OS) and I am a Cisco certified instructor. But this has me stymied. I'd certainly appreciate any and all assistance...