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Re: [SLE] Installing on a laptop
  • From: David McMillan <skyefire@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 19:36:05 -0400
  • Message-id: <428A7FE5.5060303@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fred A. Miller wrote:
On Tuesday 17 May 2005 4:18 pm, Mike McMullin wrote:

On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 10:54, Fred A. Miller wrote:

On Friday 13 May 2005 6:22 am, Mike McMullin wrote:

I installed 9.3 on a Dell Lattitude D-600. Snagged the windows modem
drivers for the wire-less nic and using ndiswrapper installed it with
some help from Google. I don't have a persistent config for the nic,
but the bash history has the needed line to make it active. (I'll work
on that when a get several minutes.) The additions in KDE dealing with
WIFI are a great help in setting access points.

After doing a scan for sites in KDE software, how does one choose a given
access point? Clicking with the mouse, left or right option won't
highlight any access point.

Help appreciated.

I wish I could help Fred. I haven't been back to that unit in a bit.
My neighbour had a WAP with no security but seems to have done away with
it. I didn't have 9.3 when I went to penguicon, but i did have the
laptop (9.1 no kde updates to 3.4) and had to use you know what. :(


Ok......thanks. Nothing works to select an access point, which can't be the intent of the software.

Um... I'm still working out the kinks in this myself, but I've been able to do it using the 'iwconfig' command. Usually 'iwconfig ethX ap <essid>.' The 'iwlist' command shows APs within range.
*My* problem, so far, has been getting the AP's DHCP server to assign me an IP address. It works at home, and at a friend's house, on local WLANs, but at public APs like Kinko's, Borders, and various hotels, iwconfig shows me as being associated with the right AP, but I never get an IP address. And since I travel 6-8months/year with this laptop, this is very frustrating.

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