Debian (Knoppix) Wireless Card Stopped Working
Posted on 2005-03-19
I'm new to Linux and having difficulty with my wireless card.
I have Knoppix installed to my harddrive and am using an SMC 2632W 802.11b wireless card.
The wireless card was working fine until I went to a conference the other day. It would not sync up to the wireless AP at the conference, so I ran the "Wavelan" configuration utility. Boom - it picked up the AP and I was in good shape.
But now that I have returned home, my wireless card no longer works. I have a solid light on my wireless card, so I know it has associated with my AP at home. However, when I try to go to the Internet, I get nothing. Additionally, now when I run the "Wavelan Configuration" program, it says "No Wireless network card found".
If I boot from the Knoppix LIVE CD, the wireless card works fine.
So somehow, I guess my configuration has gotten out of whack. I have done quite a bit of searching on google, but I can not figure out how to "reset" my configuration...... I've looked in "etc/pcmcia" in the config, wireless.opts, and a few other files but I do not see anything out of whack.
When the system is first booting up, the feedback on the screen shows "eth0, eth1" up and running, does a few things, then I see a line that says "(RE)starting network services" and everything after that regarding networking fails.
Can someone point me in the right direction on this?