View Full Version : Orinoco/WaveLAN Card not configurable

04-28-2003, 03:56 PM
I just started using Knoppix, and I'm having a bit of a problem getting my wireless network connection up. I didn't have a problem with RedHat, so it's probably just a lack of knowledge on my part :oops:

Anyway, two connections are detected (lan and wlan card, presumably eth0 and eth1)... By default wlanconfig tries to configure eth0 and it fails. I went to console and ran it with eth1, following the prompts. But either way i get an error saying that it can't assign the ESSID when i choose the network SSID or leave it blank (with either eth0 or eth1). The network config doesn't work either... DHCP broadcast always fails. Any ideas how to set up my wlan card? :?

04-28-2003, 04:10 PM
on my machine it is just :

iwconfig eth0(eth1) essid "your essid" enc "s:xxxxx"

where xxxxx is the 5 character WEP, you can skip the enc part if you don't use WEP.