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Old 08-01-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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getting wireless to work?


i'm using SuSE 9.2, and i cant seem to get my wireless internet to work on it
i used the YaST wireless card set up to get it to (i hoped) connect
it's a 2wire router, and from digging about in my windows partition and wireless settings, i found out that it's an o[en network
and ad-hoc something (i wrote it down, but i didnt take very good notes, i guess)

there's a 10 digit code that the router needs to let me connect, i'm not sure what sort of password it is, (ascii, hex, or passcode)

umm
wow, this is not that clear at all. ask questions, i'm sure i'll be able to answer them (at least, about my stuff(theoretically, at least))
thanks in advance
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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I spose what could really get you results is if you post what wireless network card you got.
Then the type of wireless interface, ie 802.11b/g?
PCI or USB?


googling a bit might also help you identify the drivers you may need to download and if you need to compile your kernel
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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it's a pci netgear wireless card
802.11b card and network
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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Could you post a bit more information please?

The model number would be a good start, and the chipset would be great to have. Sadly, the chipsets often change on cards without notice, and without model number change, so figuring out your chipset could be hard.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:57 PM   #5
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Im assuming your on the same PC right now using windows to post here.
If so, go to your network card properties (right click the 'wireless' icon beside the clock, click Configure, then right click the connection you see, and Properties. You shuld see "Connect using [your network card]" and beside it a Configure button. click that. There it will give you a little information about your network card.
For my rubbish Belkin Wireless, it says Manufacturer: Broadcom.
That helps alot when needing to get the proper drivers. Try and see what manufacturer you got.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 07:20 PM   #6
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wow, i didnt think that the model number would make much difference, as it is a newer model

but here it is
NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g wireless PCI adapter
manufactured by NETGEAR, inc

i didnt realize i had a 802.11g card :\
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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Well, do you have the card working in any way, shape, or form in Linux? Sounds like from your first post that the drivers are installed already (but are they working?).
 
Old 08-02-2005, 11:30 PM   #8
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Post the output of lspci and lspci -n (I think you have to be root)
 
Old 08-02-2005, 11:39 PM   #9
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YaST recognizes the card, it knows what it is and everything
i dont know how to check if the card works in any way shape or form in linux
it's working right now though, in windows

i'll try the lspci and lspci -n
 
Old 08-03-2005, 03:59 AM   #10
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Try also "iwconfig" (without quotes). It may happen that the card is working but you are using WEP encryption and haven't configured that...
 
Old 08-03-2005, 12:51 PM   #11
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i tried lspci and lspci -n

but i have no way of transfering the text from linux to my windows partition :\
if you could tell me what i was looking for? maybe that could help
lspci listed both my wireless card and my ethernet card, but i dont see how recognizing both could be a problem, especially if the ethernet card doesnt have any internet connection

here's what lspci said for those two

000:00:00e.0 Network Controler: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
000:00:00f.0 Ethernet Controler: D-ling System lic RTL 8139 Ethernet (rev 10)

the rest looked like it was just stuff off of my motherboard, b/c it was all VIA stuff, and i have an ASUS motherboard that has VIA chips

lspci -n gave me a bunch of stuff that i couldnt understand, the first 3 things on the list was

0000:00:00.0 class 0060 1106:3099
0000:00:01.0 class 0604 1106:b099
0000:00:09.0 class 0003 1106:3038 (rev 50)

this is hexadecimal, right?
i supposed i could have writen more of this stuff down, but i'm on my way to class. i'll try the iwconfig (do i have to be root?)
if you could tell me what i have to look for in lspci, it would be a lot easier, as well as teach me more

thanks for all the help!
 
Old 08-03-2005, 06:24 PM   #12
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To be honest, I'm not much help at this point. My knowlege on if a wireless card is working or not goes as far as 'is the light on after issueing xxxx command'. However, I do know of am old DOS trick (probably a UNIX trick that DOS stole ) that could help you with posting output of commands when you have to go back and forth between partitions. Type the command as usual, then after the command.... type a space, a greater than sign (carrot), another space, and then the name of a file of your choosing. This will save the output of the command to a text file instead of outputing it to the screen. Here is an example of that with the 'ls' command.

ls > ls_log.txt

or you can use a absolute path name

ls > /home/user/text_output/ls_log.txt

Using this, you can save the outputs to a floppy or memory key and simply bring them up when you reboot into Windows.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 01:56 PM   #13
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Just because Yast detects the card and knows what it is, does not mean that it will work without more work. I had the same issue with my card, Yast detected it fine, but I had to use ndiswrapper to get my card working.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:00 PM   #14
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what is ndiswrapper?
also
iwconfig wasnt a recognized command

and i've misplaced my flash drive, so i dont have the lspci stuff yet :\
 
Old 08-04-2005, 08:53 PM   #15
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Ndiswrapper is an very ingenious program that uses the Windows drivers to run and control wireless cards that have no Linux drivers written for them. However, in my experience, it is also a major headache to setup (never have been completely successful with it).

iwconfig is part of wireless tools, which you may or may not have. If you need to download wireless tools, its at sorceforge. There is a link along with some information about wireless tools for linux here:

http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...nux/Tools.html

Ndiswrapper's site is here:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

This is a bit of a hard site to navigate, but is has a lot of information. For example going here...

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List

... results in a list of wireless network cards with pci ids (what the lspci command was for). Your card is listed there as having a linux driver from this site...

http://acx100.sourceforge.net/

...so I don't think you will need Ndiswrapper, but you should probably confirm the pci id first. Hope you can find what your looking for.

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