On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 18:37 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>But it may be my fault, as I may not have tried to connect properly.
>Under Linux, I just tried with ESSID=Any (which gave ESSID="").
>I also tried it under Windows-XP by "Starting a New Connection".
The easiest way to connect to a wireless network under Linux is to use
NetworkManager. Particularly if you are a Fedora user as NM is well
integrated into the system. Using NM you never have to se up a wireless
connection, just pop in your card and see the possible connection
appear . You then just choose the connection you would like to use.
If it doesn't work with that, it's broken. I've used that setup in many
internet cafes, conference centres and airports.
>Is there something else I should have done?
>The two lights on my WiFi card (Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card)
>remained completly blank,
>while my experience is that if I am near a WiFi transmitter
>one of the lights comes on even if I cannot connect.
Does your card require some binary firmware to be loaded before it scans
Aidan Delaney <adelaney at cs.may.ie>
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