QUOTE(tinyrooster @ Aug 18 2005, 08:22 PM)
I've been using my built-in wifi for months and suddenly it won't work. The network program gets stuck when it's opening, I've lost the network applet, and I don't know whether I have a hardware or software problem. I've tried resetting and hard resetting, also check error menu. I've thought about reformatting but I'm not sure it would help. Does anyone have any suggestions that could help me identify the problem, or else fix it?
There are a couple of things you can try. From the terminal window (su to root) and try the following:
usbctl on 1
This _should_ turn on the green wireless light on the SL-6000. To turn it back off, type:
usbctl off 1
After you turn on the wireless card (assuming the green light comes on) you can determine if the wireless interface is "seeing" any wireless networks (for this, you need to have a wireless AP running in close proximity with NO WEP enabled, just disable it for the test). Type the following:
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_wlansniff enable=true channel=<AP channel>
Then you should be able to type the following to see your AP's Mac address:
If you see the MAC address of your AP, then the hardware is pretty much working.
Assuming you get this far, then you can go ahead and configure Linux to use the HW (again from the terminal) by typing:
ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.100
Then try to ping your wireless router (which I am assuming is 192.168.1.1).
I hope this helps,