wireless connection to linksys from Inspiron laptop

Nigel Ridley nigel at rmk.co.il
Tue Mar 11 06:41:12 UTC 2008

Francisco Borges wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 9:16 PM, Nigel Ridley <nigel at rmk.co.il> wrote:
>> I just got my Linksys WRT54GL delivered today and set it up to connect to a pppoe connection.
>>  The wired connection works as advertised (beware, if your pc/laptop is already configured
>>  with a static ip address, then you won't be able to connect using - I
>>  had to stick the Hardy live CD in and then it connected!!??).
>>  Anyway, I now want to be able to set up my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop to connect to the
>>  router. I installed wicd and removed KNetworkManager and KWlan, but wicd says that there
>>  are no wireless connections available.
>>  I really am completely new to wireless and don't really know where to start.
> I have the same router, and the same laptop ;-) (Good taste, eh?)

How do you get the router to give static ip addresses below 100? ie.

> My tip is:
> - do install the restricted drivers package;

I can't find that package...
I do have to kubuntu-restricted-extras installed but no mention of drivers for the 
wireless card.
I also have jockey-kde (hardware driver manager0 installed, but again, no mention of 
'proprietry' drivers.

> [...]
> I never used wicd, but as I am highly unsatisfied with NetworkManager,
> I am curious about how your wicd attempt pays out.

Still working on it.....

> So if it is not too much to ask, once you have reached a conclusion
> about it, could you please post it to this list (or simply email me in
> private).
> [...]
> Other than the wireless, the only thing that currently still takes
> some struggle to get to work on this laptop, is a bluetooth headset.
> If you need help setting that up, please feel free to email.
> Kind regards,



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