On Sunday 20 February 2005 15:54, you 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.
Thanks, I'll try that.
I must confess I have tried NetworkManager before (for a different pupose)
and had problems; but there have been several upgrades since then,
so it is well worth re-trying.
> Does your card require some binary firmware to be loaded before it scans
> for connections?
No, it's an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card which seems to be the model
for the standard orinoco_cs WiFi module.
I'm not sure if I mentioned that I rang Eircom
after failing to get a connection,
and was told that the service was "on trial"
and only working at unspecified times.
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