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my cheap router seemed buggy and slow, so i discovered ipcop and I am VERY happy with it!! Right now it's just a router, but I would like to make it an access point in addition to being a router. I have been googleing but I'm not sure what wireless cards work with ipcop. I tried an extra wireless card i had from work, but it didn't work. So I'm guessing that the wireless card I used is for receiving a signal, and I need one that transmits a signal. Anyhow, anybody know what cards work with ipcop?
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georgekrajCommented:
HI,
      I  have got some really good articles on IPCOP Wireless Access Point.

First catch hold of this URL as a starting point. http://www.ban-solms.de/t/IPCop-wlanap.html

Hardware compatbility lists a) http://www.ban-solms.de/t/IPCop-wlanap-links.html
                                            b) http://linux-wless.passys.nl/

Troubleshootingl article "FIX: Wireless access point on IPcop Blue network".
http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=235914

Hope this helps

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NopiusCommented:
Hello.

> So I'm guessing that the wireless card I used is for receiving a signal, and I need one that transmits a signal.

Not true. Some cards may work as access points, while others can be only for client access.  Most USB WiFi cards can't be used in access   point  (hostap) mode. Just find correct card for your kernel.

I tried  D-Link DWL-G650 and Linksys WPC300N (version 2)  (Atheros based cards), both were working fine (PCMCIA for notebook).
Which cards are you using? Please provide 'lspci -v', 'lsmod' and 'uname -a' output from your centos after you install your card.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
I installed a pci wireless card and just re-installed ipcop because it's so quick and during the install it can probe for the card. so during the install, i had ipcop probe for the wireless card but it didn't find it, so i removed the card thinking i had to get a compatible card. i tried a netgear wpn311.
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NopiusCommented:
Your WiFi card is supported by ipcop: http://mh-lantech.css-hamburg.de/ipcop/wiki/index.php?title=WlanAccesspoint_HCL

You should just setup IPCop add-on as described here: http://mh-lantech.css-hamburg.de/ipcop/wiki/index.php?title=WlanAccesspoint_en

This document is about 1.4.10 version while there is 1.4.20 is out, but it should work because major version (1.4) still the same.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
i setup the add-on, and that seemed to go well. but i can't figure out how to setup the wireless card. when i re-run ipcop setup, i select the green red and blue configuration. ipcop probes and finds the lan card for both the red and green connection, but when i get to the blue connection the probe cant detect my wireless card.
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NopiusCommented:
Can you connect to console (or ssh), then run commands:
dmesg
lsmod
lspci -v
iwconfig
ifconfig -a

and post output here either as attachment or directly
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
here is the output of
dmesg
lsmod
lspci -v
iwconfig
ifconfig -a

the output for iwconfig was

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

dummy0    no wireless extensions.

dmesg.txt
ifconfig.txt
lsmod.txt
lspci.txt
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