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Wireless Install on ubuntu 6.10

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Hi,

How do install my wireless card [smc smc2532w-b] on ibm thinkpad t20 in ubuntu 6.06? I am having a lot of difficulty.

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see

see http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=28857#4 for how to install your wireless card.

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so more elaboration

So in the repos, i found hostap, source utilities, kismet and hostapd. What do i do now? I have never compiled the source code and I am unsure where or how to begin.

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I think you just need to

I think you just need to install hostap and if it doesn't work do the descibed configuration

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I downloaded the following from the repositories

hostapd
hostap-source
hostap-utils
kismet

hostap-source says that a kernel source is required to compile these modules. What does that mean? How do I do it?

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ok. Just install

ok. Just install hostap-utils and configure as described on http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Kubuntu_on_a_ThinkPad_A30 (or use that page as inspiration/guide anyway.

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SO close

I have gotten to where i need to do activation with knetworkmanager and configuring the device however it goes to 28% and then closes. The only thing i missed so far was the changing the name from eth1 to wlan0, and i dont know how to do that.

I am up to this topic/section on the guide "Configure wpa_supplicant" it said permission denied

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How do I connect to available wireless networks

I want to connect to available wireless networks without having to configure. How do i do this?
do i use kismet?

BTW: I have still be unable to set up the wireless network correctly,
EDIT: I am close to figuring it out.

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I believe there is

I believe there is something called "NetworkManager" in ubuntu for this, but I have no experience whatsoever with it,

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Yeah that network manager gnome