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i am having fedora 7 i can not connect to lan ,internet using wireless .
using the net config i set up a wire less connection ,my conp is a compaq notbook
i can connect in windows .when i say activate it is ask for a cable cable for a wireless??
Aug 12 '08 #1
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Nepomuk
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i am having fedora 7 i can not connect to lan ,internet using wireless .
I must admit, I don't know fedora very well, but I have an idea, how to solve this in the console.
First of all, start a console (of course). Then type
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  1. iwconfig
and one (or more) of the devices should have quite detailed information. This device (e.g. eth2) is your wireless adapter.
Now make sure, this ethernet device is started:
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  1. su
  2. ifup eth2
  3. exit
(replacing eth2 with the correct device name)
If this still doesn't work, I'll need a bit more information about your wireless network - is there a WEP or WAP protection? If so, have you set the network key? Have you set it to the correct essid? Oh, and what is the output of iwconfig (not as root)?

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Aug 12 '08 #2

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It would also be helpful to know some information about the wireless network you are trying to connect to. For instance, the type of security. For instance, I have no problem connecting to most networks but any network with PEAP authentication just doesn't seem to work.

Edward
Aug 13 '08 #3

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It would also be helpful to know some information about the wireless network you are trying to connect to. For instance, the type of security. For instance, I have no problem connecting to most networks but any network with PEAP authentication just doesn't seem to work.

Edward

the network is a unsecured network any one can access it . i can not even connect to other systems through wireless it .is still asking for a cable .
i also found one more compaq notbook user who is having the same problem
with fedora not with any other 0S

fabersaber
Aug 17 '08 #4

Nepomuk
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the network is a unsecured network any one can access it . i can not even connect to other systems through wireless it .is still asking for a cable .
i also found one more compaq notbook user who is having the same problem
with fedora not with any other 0S

fabersaber
That's weird, it might not be finding the correct modules for the internal WiFi card. But we might be able to solve it, even with Fedora.

If you open a console and type
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  1. iwconfig
then it will list your network interfaces and give detailed information about any wireless interface. Maybe you'll post the output of that here?
Also, the command
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  1. iwlist eth? scanning   # replace the ? with the correct number
should list all available wireless networks. Please post that output too.
Also please post the name of the network interface in your Laptop (or, if you can't find that, the model name of your Laptop). Then we'll see if we can connect you.

Oh, do you have any other WiFi card available? (PCI-Express, PCMCIA, USB,...) If so, you could check if connecting to the network works with that.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Aug 18 '08 #5

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