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Old 08-13-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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Airlink AWLH5026 wireless network card help


I'm having trouble getting this airlink card to work. Can I get some help. a google search seemed to turn up that it could be done with a program to allow windows drivers in linux. I'm using slackware 12.1
 
Old 08-13-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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I am not a slacker but I presume they are talking about ndiswrapper. You install this program then install your windows driver.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:36 AM   #3
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ok, i loaded ndiswrapper and ran it with the windows driver, but I don't know what to do next
 
Old 08-13-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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I can ask general check questions
run as root 'ndiswrapper -l' and see if that lists the name of your windows driver.

If it does then 'iwconfig'

and 'ifconfig' and post the results please.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #5
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# ndiswrapper -l
rt61 : driver installed
device (1814:0401) present (alternate driver: rt61pci)

# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"mcruz8"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:1C:10:97:63E
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:5a:7e:72:6c
inet addr:192.168.1.106 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::204:5aff:fe7e:726c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:15792 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13371 errors:13 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:13
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:17252165 (16.4 MiB) TX bytes:2487775 (2.3 MiB)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0xe400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:18263 (17.8 KiB) TX bytes:18263 (17.8 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:73:00:b2:ec
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-1A-73-00-B2-EC-65-74-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
 
Old 08-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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The rt61 driver suggests it is a ralink chipset and if it is they make linux drivers and you may not need to use ndiswrapper. This is a link to their linux drivers page, you just need your chip number.

http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...ort/Linux.html

Here also is page on setting up ndiswrapper for Gentoo which may be close to your situation.

http://www.linuxcompatible.org/AWLH5...XR_c13469.html
 
  


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