Re: wireless card setup HELP needed !!!
From: Beowulf (beowulf_at_nowhere.com)
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 14:25:08 -0500
Les B. Labbauf wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 11:27:27 -0500, Beowulf wrote:
>> Robert McKee wrote:
>>> In your BIOS, make the onboard NIC disabled, then re-boot and re
>>> configure the wireless NIC. I had a similar problem, and that worked.
>> No onboard NIC (except I do have in my main computer but not in my second
>> PC that has the wireless LAN, so good to know), but I will take out the
>> ethernet NIC card (that uses ethernet cable) and try what you say.
> Before going to that extent. Try and disabling the onboard ethernet card
> bu using ifdown eth0 (if that is it's assignment). I had a similar
> problem, and wasn't able to get out because Mandrake was trying to use
> eth0 instead of wlan0.
Nope. Removed eth0 lan card, went into control center Networking and removed
eth0, rebooted, still keep getting that fricken message
"SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory"
What the heck is up with "SIOCSIFFLAGS", what is that all about? Very
frustrating. I had a wireless card (Trendnet brand), but bought the new one
($50) because it was listed as 'certified compatible' in Mandrake LInux
hardware database, not I can not get it to work. Why is it so fricken hard
to get a compatible card to work with Linux. I even tried the wrapper
option with WindowsXP driver, still nothing.