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Old 07-06-2004, 01:28 AM   #1
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Question [COLOR=red]ENCORE WIRELESS PCI Card 802.11b [/COLOR]


Hi, I have an Encore PCI Wireless Card 802.11b compatible card which i got recently. I installed the card and it works just fine when I am using it with my windows XP partition, but when I try it to get to work on Linux, it just simply won't do anything. The Linux O.S. does not recognize and it and has been a total mission to find a driver for this card compatible with linux. Would any body please help me to get this card to work on Linux?
I am a total newbie on the Linux field.

Thanks a lot!

 
Old 07-06-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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probably better suited in the wireless networking forum, but ill reply anyway

what you need is the ndiswrapper ((http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/))
unpack and make install, you will need your original inf and sys drivers (from the winxp driver cd or download)
once installed, modprobe it (modprobe ndiswrapper) then you will need to set up the card via iwconfig

heres how my setup goes
iwconfig wlan0 ESSID ssid //sets your network SSID replace ssid for yours
iwconfig wlan0 channel # //sets network channel is other than 6, replace #
iwconfig wlan0 key ###### //sets network security key (if you have one)
ifconfig wlan0 up //brings network up
dhcpcd wlan0 //contacts the access point for an ip, if you have dhcp that is, otherwise you need to set your ip manually

if iwconfig or ifconfig arent commands, you need to install wireless-tools (http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...nux/Tools.html)

hop;e that heklps a little
 
Old 07-07-2004, 02:41 PM   #3
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Encore 802.11b wireless PCI card

Hi. Thanks a lot for trying to help. I tried to download the ndiswrapper multiple times, and the server seems to be not working. It is the second day I try to connect with no success. Is it no other way to download the driver? I am very anxious to start using my Linux with no hassles. I really enjoy the program.


Thank you very much
 
Old 07-07-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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HI again. Well, I downloaded the ndiswrapper, but I have no idea of how to install it. The SuSe 9.1 version i have comes with a ndiswrapper, I installed it (that;s what it seems) but I have no idea of how to make it run. I just does not appears in the applications menu.

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