***** See post 3 for how to setup *******
First off a bit of a noob so basically googled my way through this but want to see if I'm on the right track or not.
WebDt 360, just installed padobiter but not fully configured as no core.
Purchased these cheap PCMCIA cards off ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/54Mbps-Wireless-PCMCIA-WiFi-802-11G-2-4G-LAN-PC-Card-/250519203650?pt=AU_Networking&hash=item3a541baf42
They are basically a RT2500 chip wireless card which is supported by linux.
The card when plugged in shows up under lspci as the RT2500
Now the assumptions begin:
I can't use iwconfig to setup the wlan0 as it doesn't support wpa2
I've updated wpasupplicant and the needed dependencies.
edited my /etc/network/interfaces to look like that recommended by:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834
iface lo inet loopback
iface wlan0 inet static
NOTE: my gateway is the router set at 192.168.1.254 (no core) and essid broadcast.
Is the debian interfaces setup the same as ubuntu?
Should this work in theory?
I tried ping 192.168.1.1 (my NAS) and no reply
Am I better off just waiting for my core to come back before trying all this.
Is it even possible or am I barking up the wrong tree and wasting my time.
Sorry if there are any errors here, it is getting very late and the old eyes are struggling.
PS what is the exact keystrokes to get from the splash to the terminal. I press CTRL + C +T but all I get is the cursor cross becoming a square. I then mash 1 and enter and sometimes the terminal comes up. It does say no managed window in the corner.