got a stange problem, bought D-link access point 900AP+ (22mb) and a wireless pcmica card Netgear ma401. I could not find the dwl 650 to buy.
Got the AP setup ok however not configured wireless card. When I run iwconfig this is the output I get.. Whats odd is its picking up the accesspoint of some one else. Its even got the mac address detail.
[root@localhost dread]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point:
Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:-68 dBm Noise level:-122 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:75 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
My question is if the mandrake 9.1 does not detect, willl I have to re-install again for it to detect my ma401 card? Reading the later post it sounds like the only solution.
for reasons I can't explain I got my wireless card working, without having to reinstall mandrake 9.1 what did I do.
Well I got me self an 2gb hardrive setup win98 for testing purposes installed setup wep stuff tried it, it worked. Then I put back my 10gb with mandrake only and fired it up volia it worked with no configuration strange but true, I'm typing from wireless laptop now hehhehe.