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----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Potter <tpotter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Getting started with Red Hat Linux <redhat-install-list@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 10:42:37 -0700
Subject: Re: Wireless Network Card Installation

> On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Karl Pearson 
<karlp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 
> > Please don't top-post. It causes confusion for readers, plus is contrary
> > to list posting policy...  (now look below) klp
> >
> > On Sun, May 23, 2010 8:38 am, Mike Sacauskis wrote:
> > >
> > > Those logs give me some information, but nothing that helps debug the
> > > problem.  When I run the network configuration utility from
> > > System->Administration->Network and try activating the connection the
> > > error
> > > ends ub being "No DHCPOFFERS RECEIVED" .  When I run the network manager
> > > from the upper right hand corner of the menu bar I get the following:
> > >
> > >  May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0)
> > > starting
> > > connection 'BillyO-PC_Network'
> > > May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state
> > > change: 3 -> 4
> > > May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) 
Stage
> > > 1
> > > of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
> > > May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) 
Stage
> > > 1
> > > of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
> > > May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) 
Stage
> > > 2
> > > of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
> > > May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) 
Stage
> > > 1
> > > of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
> > > May 23 07:31:40 mjsLINUX NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) 
Stage
> > > 2
> > > of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
> > > (reason: 0).
> > >
> > >
> > > I googled that and there were no solutions to the problem.  Any help
> > would
> > > be
> > > greatly appreciated
> >
> > The logs tell me your WiFi Access Point isn't setup correctly for the
> > method being used to connect by your PC. The PC recogizes the card, and it
> > appears to be working properly, otherwise I think the logs wouldn't
> > contain the "stage N" information.
> >
> > I would recommend seeing if you can connect to an Open WiFi system and
> > then you will know if your card is acting correctly.
> >
> > Others will pipe in and correct me if I'm off-track with my help.
> >
> > Good luck,
> >
> > Karl
> >
> > I agree with Karl. When trouble shooting turn off the security. Once you
> > have
> >
> a connection then work with the security.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Karl Pearson" <karlp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: mikejs@xxxxxxxx,        "Getting started with Red Hat Linux"
> > > <redhat-install-list@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 23:14:35 -0600
> > > Subject: Re: Wireless Network Card Installation
> > >
> > >> On Sat, May 22, 2010 9:00 pm, Mike Sacauskis wrote:
> > >> > I'm just installed redhat and am trying to configure the wireless
> > >> > network card.  It fails when I try to activate it with.  It does not
> > >> > provide any more information other than it failed.  I'm using a 
d-link
> > >> N
> > >> > extreme PCI express card.  Is there a log that I can get more
> > >> > information about the failure?
> > >>
> > >> You might look in /var/log/messages when you try to activate it. Do
> > >>
> > >> tailf /var/log/messages
> > >>
> > >> as root, or do
> > >>
> > >> sudo tailf /var/log/messages
> > >>
> > >> if you've entered your login to the sudoers file (/etc/sudoers)
> > >>
> > >> Also, you might try installing and activating NetworkManager and
> > >> NetworkManager-gnome
> > >>
> > >> Karl
> > >>
> > >> >
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> > >>
> > >> ---
> > >> Karl Pearson
> > >> Karlp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> > >> "To mess up your Linux PC, you have to really work at it;
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> > >>  --Benjamin Franklin
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> > Karl Pearson
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> >  to mess up a microsoft PC you just have to work on it."
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> >  for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
> >  --Benjamin Franklin
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> Ted Potter
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Sorry about the top post.  I tried connecting against an open network and it 
didn't work either.

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