wireless connection to linksys from Inspiron laptop

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 10:30:35 UTC 2008

Francisco Borges wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:41 AM, Nigel Ridley <nigel at rmk.co.il> wrote:
>> Francisco Borges wrote:
>>  >>  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.
> IIRC I configured the router to use DHCP, and the laptop to request an
> IP from the router.
> It has been a year or so since I set it up. So I can't help you much
> here. Have you trying taking a look at this web administrator
> interface the router have? I thought it was very good.
> (I can't fuss with my router now since I am at work)
>>  > 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.
> % aptitude search linux-restricted-modules-
> will show you the packages. If you are using the "generic" kernel
> package, just install
> linux-restricted-modules-generic
> linux-restricted-modules-common
> Otherwise search for the package that corresponds to your kernel.
> [...]
> I would also observe that since I upgraded to Hardy, the wireless
> indicator light is not showing anything anymore (despite having it
> active).
A comment on the last note: this seems to be a known bug with either 
Hardy kernel or the Intel IWL3945 driver. I upgraded from Gutsy to Hardy 
kernel and Alsa (not the rest) due to other problems and got the iwl3945 
instead of ipw3945 with it. The light goes away but the driver works 
much better than before.


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