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Old 10-27-2002, 10:32 AM   #1
Kordail Kneebasher
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Ok the connection here on campus for me is Wireless... I've used it fine for the last 3 months but recently decided to split my desktop into a XP/Linux dualboot.

Got it all installed, Redhat 8.0 and Windows XP... but I can't figure out for the life of me how to get Wireless to work in Linux. The card I use is a USB connection, and I can't even get it to recognize the card (Orinoco USB 802.11b)...

So... the CD-ROM only has PCMIA drivers for Wireless... no drivers on their site. Anyone have any ideas? I just want to use my USB Wireless for an internet connection in Redhat 8.0 just like I use it on Windows XP.

Any help is greatly appreciated, if I missed any detailed please ask.
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Old 10-27-2002, 12:47 PM   #2
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Is the device supported by Redhat? Redhat should have a list on their site. Failing that, you could check out the various Linux sites to see if someone has written a driver. USB itself has been supported under Linux for some time. Not sure about USB 2.0 though...

You say you connect to the Net via a wireless card...do you actually connect this way, via a 802.11 straight to a cellphone tower, or do you mean wireless from your comp to a wireless router or receiver, then to an actual hard line?

Reason I'm asking, is that you live in DFW like me and I'm trying to find a mob who offers high-speed cellular broadband.
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Old 10-27-2002, 01:30 PM   #3
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While Linux has supported USB for a while now, support for higher level (beyond interface devices) is still experimental or non existant. Most likely you will have to install some kernal patches or at least recompile with some experimental options turned on...

www.linux-usb.org
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Old 10-27-2002, 02:24 PM   #4
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Yea I'm in Richardson, Ulujain, UTD to be exact. I don't know where my connection goes to though. I know I connect to access points (all over campus, and in the apartment complex) which goto the main server... I believe UTD is the 'backbone' for connections in DFW, or so I've been told.

Anyway, I know USB works because my printer hooked up fine, this card probably isn't supported for Linux and I guess I need to find some software for it... don't really feel like buying another card just to get it working, Linux isn't that big a deal just something to fiddle around with when I'm not getting 'Violation of Lease' notifications with my roomates, hah. Basically working toward a computer to host some Web @#%$, as opposed to off a friends cable... so I have direct access to it.

Hah speaking of 'Violation of Lease' notices:

<img src="http://home1.gte.net/res02gxq/20021023_lease_violation.jpg"/>


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Old 10-28-2002, 03:54 AM   #5
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<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr> Yea I'm in Richardson, Ulujain, UTD to be exact. I don't know where my connection goes to though. I know I connect to access points (all over campus, and in the apartment complex) which goto the main server... I believe UTD is the 'backbone' for connections in DFW, or so I've been told.[/quote]

Can you find out who your provider of wireless is, and how much it costs, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 10-28-2002, 06:48 AM   #6
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Well its the campus ISP, meaning my tuition pays for it, and I can only use it when I'm a student, and on campus/in the housing. Don't think non-students can use it. :/
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