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There are several methods you can use to configure a wireless interface in a linux computer, often these are distribution specific. This page takes the approach of showing you how to manually setup a link at the command line before delving in to distribution specific details. While this page is written with 802.11b in mind it should be generic enough to help with other wireless technologies such as 802.11g as well.
The structure of this page is a number of steps that should be executed in order, at the end of each step is a ''Troubleshooting'' section that should help you to fix any problems that you encountered. Do not proceed to the next step unless you are sure you have completed all the preceding steps correctly!
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at [HP|http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html] which has quite a lot of links and background information.
+There is also useful at
+ [HP|http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html] which has quite a lot of links and background information.
!! Verify Environment
First we need to check that there is a wireless card in your computer to. To get a list of all wireless interfaces in the machine use the ''iwconfig'' command. In Debian, this command is part of the package called __wireless-tools__.
In the example shown below we can see that this particular computer has a single wireless interface called ''eth2''. The rest of the output provides details of the current configuration of the wireless interface. Ignore that for now, we'll deal with it later - the important thing here is that you have a wireless interface installed and ready to go.