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Re: Getting my broadcom wireless card to work with rawhide



On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 08:43:29PM +0100, Paul wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> > > > What is the content of your ifcfg-wlan0?
> > > 
> > > I have ifcfg-wireless, but no ifcfg-wlan0
> > 
> > So, you are using ifup but you never setup the card w/
> > system-config-network?  Does that even work w/ wired interfaces?
> > It surely seems unlikely to work with wireless.
> 
> D'oh - wrong config file! The card was set up with s-c-n initially. The
> config reads
> 
> # Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
> # for the documentation of these parameters.
> TYPE=Wireless
> DEVICE=wlan0
> HWADDR=00:1b:fc:3e:41:11
> BOOTPROTO=dhcp
> NETMASK=
> DHCP_HOSTNAME=
> IPADDR=
> DOMAIN=
> ONBOOT=yes
> USERCTL=no
> IPV6INIT=no
> PEERDNS=yes
> ESSID=SKYabcde (not letters, but numbers)
> CHANNEL=1
> MODE=Managed
> RATE=Auto
> 
> > Perhaps you should start by running "service NetworkManager start"
> > and using the nm-applet icon on your GNOME desktop to choose from
> > any available networks?
> 
> It continually asks me for the passphrase or network key

Is the SSID "hidden" (i.e. do you see it in the output of 'iwlist
wlan0 scan')?

-- 
John W. Linville
linville redhat com


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