Newbie wirless install question
smaction at slightlysuspect.com
Sun Jun 8 15:13:42 PDT 2003
I am attempting to install FreeBSD on my Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop. I am
using partition magic (boot magic) and Windows 2000 Pro on the machine
already. The install goes fine. When selected, the machine boots into
FreeBSDand I can access my router and the Internet through the built-in
10/100 NIC. X windows, sound and my wireless card are not working. I want
to solve these one at a time starting with wireless.
I am using a NETGEAR MA401 PCMCIA card and a MR314 wireless router with 128
bit encryption. Both pieces of equipment work under windows. After I boot
into freebsd I use ifconfig to set the SSID and the wepkey. The link light
on the card is solid (this usually means the card is configured and
However, I cannot even ping my router. I have read the man page for
wlconfig but, I have been unable to correctly apply it to situation.
I consider myself an experienced computer user but, I am brand new to
FreeBSD, detailed instructions and explainations would be appreciated.
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