D-Link DWL-650 rev. P as Regular Wireless Card

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Aug 13 20:32:40 PDT 2006

On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 06:17:17PM -0500, R B wrote:

> I have a fresh install of Slackware 10.2 on my Compaq Armada E500.

> wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"FEDERATION"  Nickname:"runabout"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:14:BF:27:6B:0D

> I am using KDE and my KWiFiManager shows I am connected to my router
> (00:14:BF:27:6B:0D) with 'ULTIMATE' signal strength and I can 'Scan
> for Networks' and I can see my neighbors networks. Both lights on my
> card are on constantly just like they were in Windows (one comes on
> when powered up and the other with activity). All this leads me to
> believe that the card is working however if I unplug the wired
> connection eth0 I get no internet activity and can not ping. Here are
> my /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf.

I would agree with the card being in working condition. This is starting
to sound more like a network configuration question for Slackware rather
than anything specific to Host AP driver. I have no idea how Slackware
is configured and I would suggest sending this to a Slackware mailing

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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