26984Re: [linux-dell-laptops] wireless on i9300
- Jul 4, 2005
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, ken wrote:
>> I have already checked, I have just three options: always off, hw on/off
>> and sw on/off, at the moment is on the hw on/off and starts as off
>> (thence I cannot turn it on :-(()
> Well, then that's the basic problem. If you can't turn the radio on,
> you're not going to be able to use the wireless!
right, in fact I would like to turn it on :-(((
> Maybe if you set the BIOS to "sw on/off", you could find a way to turn
> it on with some software... perhaps even FN-F2...?
well, from what I read (but it could be wrong) the "hw on/off" option
should enable me to turn on/off the radio from linux, because it is an
HW switch as the CRT/LCD switch not interpreted by the OS.
> (Asking a second time....) What is the output from "cat
# cat /proc/net/wireless
Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets | Missed | WE
face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt frag retry misc | beacon | 17
eth2: 0000 0. 0. 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0
>> iwconfig says me that I have only eth2 and I'm scanning it without
>> results :-(((
> What does "ifconfig" tell you?
# ifconfig eth2
eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet6 addr: fe80::200:ff:fe00:0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0xe000 Memory:dcffd000-dcffdfff
uhm, just now, I have noted the "inet6 address" I don't think it is the
problem but I don't use IPv6, really strange.
>> I think that I have to find the way to us the FN-F2 key to turn on the
>> radio. Any other idea?
> Play around with configuring FN-F2 later... after you have the wireless
> working properly.
Ok, I agree with you, what do you think from the date above, is it well
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