On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan <firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 10:20 -0400, Marc Ferguson wrote:You have a Wavelan chipset, which should work using the Orinoco driver
> Excellent, thanks for that info. Here is the result of lspci:
> 02:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan
> (rev 01)
> Subsystem: Actiontec Electronics Inc Unknown device 2406
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
> Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
> Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
> Kernel driver in use: hostap_pci
> Kernel modules: orinoco_pci, hostap_pci
> What can I learn from this info? Based on all the threads I'm
> guessing my
> wireless card isn't completely compatible with Fedora 9. The funny
> thing is
> everything works except for making the actual connection to a wireless
> network though.
(already detected and loaded by the kernel).
Now try 'iwlist scan' (again, as root). If the card works physically you
should see a list of nearby access points. That means there is a strong
chance of being able to get it to work, you just have to configure it
Also, make sure the radio is physically turned on! On some laptops (e.g.
Toshibas) there's a small switch to turn it on and off.