Okay, I’m a wee bit corn-fused here…
My wifi card is a Linksys WMP54GS PCI card. The installation went fairly painlessly overall… most things seem to be working okay. No network yet, though.
Maybe I’m just being denser than usual… but can’t seem to find the ‘knetworkmanager’ I keep seeing people refer to. I’ve looked at some screen shots that people have posted, and I sure don’t have anything that looks like that. In YaST, there is a section for configuring network devices, and for configuring network services… but no where to add or remove network hardware (one would think it’d be under either ‘Hardware’ or ‘Network Devices’, but no…). Other instructions I’ve found to install a package ‘b43’ do not seem to help; the package ‘b43-fwcutter’ is installed, but I’m a bit confused as some of what I’ve seen indicates that the b43 module is newer than the b43xx firmware I have on the disk that came w/ my card. I’ve tried calling KNetworkManager after searching for it in the Start menu (the only way I can find it in the menu), and nothing happens. I’ve tried starting it from the Konsole… and get a sig fault.
Anyway… I’ve checked, and the b43 module appears to be installed, and when queried via ‘hwinfo --wlan’ it sure appears to be installed. Looking at some of the response I get from ‘ifup status wlan0’ indicates that there is no configuration setup for it.
If I do ‘/etc/init.d/network restart’, for wlan0 I get the following:
Shutting down network interfaces:
eth0 (gripes about not having a configuration, but shutting down anyway)
Setting up network interfaces:
eth0 (again, gripes about not being set up)
wlan0 command ‘iwconfig wlan0 nic linux-boxen’ returned Error for wireless request “Set nickname” (8B1C):
SET failed on device wlan0,; operation not supported.
wlan0 (dhcp)… no ip address yet… backgrounding
interface wlan0 is not up… waiting
setting up service network… done
If someone could nudge me in the right direction on this so I can continue my setup and configuration of my Linux desktop, I’d greatly appreciate it.