Here is how i configured my Ambicom WL1100-PC/PCI Wireless network card

Here is how i configured my Ambicom WL1100-PC/PCI Wireless network card

Post by p.collisha » Sun, 27 Jul 2003 22:47:22


Just in case it is of interest top anyone.

Operating system is Suse 8.2, but this should work with most recent
distros of Linux.

You need to modprobe orinoco_cs , this is the driver that this card
uses.

Where your network configuration settings are , create a new file and
call it ifcfg-wlan-pcmcia-0 , with Suse this file is located in the
/etc/sysconfig/network/ directory, with redhat these files are
normally kept in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ directory, other
systems will probably differ, but a "locate ifcfg-" command should
find this info for you.

In this newly created file, add the following lines (everything
between the ---- marks.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

BOOTPROTO='static'
BROADCAST='192.168.1.255'
IPADDR='192.168.1.133'
MTU=''
NETMASK='255.255.255.0'
NETWORK='192.168.1.0'
REMOTE_IPADDR=''
STARTMODE='hotplug'
UNIQUE=''
WIRELESS='yes'
WIRELESS_ESSID=''
WIRELESS_KEY=''
WIRELESS_MODE='Ad-hoc'
WIRELESS_NICK=''
WIRELESS_NWID=''
WIRELESS_CHANNEL='11'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Or you can download a copy from my website
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
there.

Once this file is in place, stop your network ("/etc/init.d/network
stop" on Suse) rename the network file you have there, probably
ifcfg-eth0, and then stop pcmcia service ("/etc/init.d/pcmcia stop" on
Suse), then restart both services ("/etc/init.d/network start") and
then remove the pcmcia card and re-insert it, your card should be
working now.

Try pinging other machines on the network, try browsing ( I find this
much quicker now).

Hope this helps somebody.
 
 
 

Here is how i configured my Ambicom WL1100-PC/PCI Wireless network card

Post by /dev/rob » Mon, 28 Jul 2003 00:12:53

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Not necessarily ...


ifcfg-* files are not a standard. What IS standard are the commands
which these scripts run. In this file you are setting variables which
will be used in iwconfig and ifconfig commands by the shell.

I wouldn't even count on different distros' scripts to interpret the
same variables in the same way! It is true that most major distros have
/etc/init.d (scripts to do the work) and /etc/sysconfig (variables to be
sourced by the init.d scripts), but if they're implemented in even a
slightly different way, your ifcfg-* script could be useless, even
harmful (to the point of possibly cutting off other working network
interfaces, anyway.)


If so, most likely a SuSE user.
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Here is how i configured my Ambicom WL1100-PC/PCI Wireless network card

Post by p.collisha » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:51:59

OK, for RedHat (7.2) users, you will find scripts named along the
lines of "ifcfg-eth0" in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.
Your mileage may vary with other op systems other than Suse, but if
you read the wireless lan howto, and documentation for your specific
version of Linux then i am sure that you will have few problems.

If you do, consider using Suse.

Final thought, most distros, possibly even recent ones, may require
you to recompile the kernel to allow the usage of orinoco_cs.

Suse 8.2 didn't.