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Live CD and Wireless?

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 15:35
by orionmx1
Can i use wireless from my laptop from within the Live CD environment.? Just cannot seem to connect and want to really give this OS a run thru before install. Helps appreciated.

Centrino Duo
Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG card

ipw3945 seems to load during boot, yet when i try to browse web, i cannot get anything. ive eneterd wep key, even tried resetting router to NOT use wep encryption.

Re: Live CD and Wireless?

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 17:39
by wolfden
You sure can

Re: Live CD and Wireless?

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 18:34
by orionmx1
I have tried all the proven things that usually work with winblows. I cannot get it to work. Please direct me.

Re: Live CD and Wireless?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:21
by mjjung
I have a notebook with Centrino Duo and ipw3945. With livecd , I usually need to select my essid from the KDE taskbar and the connection is made. Using alt-f1 during boot lets me see if the module has been mounted. su to root, lsmod and you should have ipw3945 and ieee80211 (used by ipw3945.


Re: Live CD and Wireless?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 16:19
by tuhyk
Hello. I'd like to try Sabayon live cd 3.4. The problem is, that I cannot set up wi-fi correctly while using the live cd. I have a ntb with broadcom chip (bcm43xx). After boot I use:

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iwconfig eth1 essid <name>
iwconfig eth1 key <number>
And here comes the problem. Now the notebook sees the wi-fi router, ping works but that's it. When trying to ping any distant server or go somewhere in browser it doesn't work. When comparing the iwconfig and iwlist eth1 key output with the one from Kubuntu (my current installed OS) it seems to be the same. The only difference is really working network manager which helps me to set up everything without using konsole. I suppose the problem must be in the key, because the router uses hexadecimal shared key... or is the problem in the broadcom drivers? I thought when ping works then the card works as well... Thanks

Re: Live CD and Wireless?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 22:55
by wbritos
hello...I have the same problem...I do start my sabayon live cd and it dosn't connect to my wireless..
somebody can help me?