Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Wireless not working in LiveCD
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Networking & Security
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
LizardGamer
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Feb 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: Wireless not working in LiveCD Reply with quote

Hi, this is my first time on the forums

But when I running the LiveCD off my usb I can't actually use my wireless on my laptop. My Wireless icon (on my laptop) seems to light up (making out it's on) but I can't see any wireless networks, even when I select the other wireless drivers on the LiveCD.

My wireless network card works on some most other Linux OS's. My wireless card is an 'Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 ABGN'

Can anyone help?
_________________
"If you support wikileaks you are a terrorist" American Government
Well then you know what? I'm a terrorist then! And I'm happy about it, I can help bring the truth out!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DONAHUE
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 09 Dec 2006
Posts: 6506
Location: Goose Creek SC

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the System RescueCD instead. Boot to the xfce GUI and find network manager icon in the lower right corner. The minimal install cd is pretty much minimal; nonetheless, you should be able to connect to a wep or open wireless network via
Code:
net-setup <your interface name>
Run ifconfig -a to determine the interface name.
_________________
Defund the FCC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LizardGamer
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Feb 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
Use the System RescueCD instead. Boot to the xfce GUI and find network manager icon in the lower right corner. The minimal install cd is pretty much minimal; nonetheless, you should be able to connect to a wep or open wireless network via
Code:
net-setup <your interface name>
Run ifconfig -a to determine the interface name.


System rescuecd is meant for rescuing Linux OS's!
_________________
"If you support wikileaks you are a terrorist" American Government
Well then you know what? I'm a terrorist then! And I'm happy about it, I can help bring the truth out!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DONAHUE
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 09 Dec 2006
Posts: 6506
Location: Goose Creek SC

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is also the best choice for a gentoo install cd.
It is also pretty good for rescuing Win and Mac os's.
The license is not restrictive.
_________________
Defund the FCC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Networking & Security All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum