Joined: April 2008
||Posted: May 14 2008,21:21
I am comfortable with networks/wireless networks under MSWindows but I'm a D(amn) S(tupid) L(owprofiled) newbie in Linux and DSL. So, please have patience - any helping enlightenment for my situation below will be much appreciated:
- I have DSL frugal installed to HD running fine, accessing the Internet through internal LAN (wired) card. The PC is a Dell Latitude c600 notebook, with 256Mb and 750mhz PIII.
- After unsuccessfully trying PCMCIA wireless card "Encore ENPWI-G2" (it didn't even lighted up), I found it in the forum listed as not working with DSL.
- As I also found in the forum that card "Encore ENPWI-SG" would work "out of the box", I got it and I'm trying it, but so far not so successfully. (I can't remember right now the setup options' names but I tried the available ones in DSL but never established any connection)
- Booting with card, one led lights up; the PCMCIA tool list a card in the slot; and commands "lspci" or "cat /proc/pci" result displaying ATHEROS, which I believe is the chipset of the card and how the card is recognized by DSL.
- So, my questions are:
1) Which are the needed steps to complete the activation of the card?
2) Do I still have to find/get and place somewhere a driver?
3) Do I have to edit any files with related information about driver, card, IP addresses, etç?
4) Is there a tool, like for windows, where I can see and select available networks? Or, necessarily, I must be informed of "some" right available network? In this case, how would I know which is the right SSID in an WiFi area?
Thanks a lot in advance for any help