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Old 05-16-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
ArchiMark
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Question Using Built-in WiFi on Fujitsu P1120


Just installed Debian 'Sarge' on my new little Fujitsu P1120 subnotebook...Dual boots with WinXP now. Overall, works great so far!

Right now I can connect OK to my network at home using built-in ethernet port.

Now, I'd like to get the built-in WiFi working too!

I have tried to search for info on this but have found very little that seems to apply to this situation.

Also, I have seen several references to using 'iwconfig', but when I tried typing that in terminal, I got message that it wasn't found.

So, what should I do or need to get to get this working?

If there's any good reference info on this somewhere that would be great too!

Most other sites refer to using separate PCMCIA PC cards for WiFi not built-in. Don't know if that makes much difference in setting this up.

Thanks for any and all help!

Mark

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Old 05-16-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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1. Download the stable release of ndiswrapper from SF.net
2. Untar it and install it
3. Download the WIndowsXP Driver for your WiFi Card
4. apt-get install wireless-tools
5. ndiswrapper -i driver.inf
6. ndiswrapper -l # you should see hardware present drivers found assuming that the card is on
7. ndiswrapper -m
8. modprobe ndiswrapper
9. iwconfig wlan0 essid any

i did those nine steps and i got it workin for me on several different wireless network cards.

If you get errors while installing the ndiswrapper then make sure that you have sources and header files installed.

this should work and now your can go to the network console gui and setup your wireless connection adapter.

I can get on public access points but have issues with WEP when using ndiswrapper. Perhaps you can try to use Mac Address Authentication instead of WEP if you have the same issue.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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THANKS for the clear and helpful advice, initialdrifteg6!!

Will give this a shot and report back later....



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