Install WLAN on Fedora 7 IBM Thinkpad R60e

Posted on 2007-11-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Hello experts.  I have an IBM Thinkpad R60e.  I have installed fedora 7 and cant seem to get the wireless card working.  I have an access point at my office which requires a network key.   Can someone tell me how to configure wireless to work
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Is the adapter working? Have you tried to first connect without having security set on the router? If it doesn't work unsecured, check out:

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HI.  The adapter is definitely working.  I  have fedora 7 and vista installed on the same laptop.  In vista - no problem.  Back in fedora, i went in to the network config setting and options for wlan.    the detected mac address is correct  and I entered the key correctly.  The is a part where i am to select , master,  ad-hoc,  managed and auto.  not sure which one to select here.  does this info help?
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First connect without security.

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Hi.  I did exactly that , and guess what.  it turns out i had entered the ssid in correctly.  changed this and both with security and without are working.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  for that I think you deserve the points
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your welcome

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