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Old 09-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Help!!! Getting Wireless Card set up


Please forgive me but I am a novice to linux and have run into a couple of roadblocks.
distro opensuse 10.3
DELL Dimension 8100 desktop, p4 cpu, 1G ram, 320G HD
Wireless card NETGEAR WG311v3
I have not had any luck getting this wireless card set up. I followed several threads and everything pointed to getting ndiswrapper. I have hooked the PC up to the internet by ethernet cable and I think I have the ndiswarpper loaded now. Can someone point me in the direction of what to do next. In order to get this PC online I have taken the Wireless card out and installed the ethernet card...I have other PCs to get online with.
1. how can I make sure the ndiswrapper is loaded on the PC?
2. can I unhook the PC from the internet and continue with the wireless set up? or do I need to keep it online to get this finished?

I really appreciate all the help!

Thanks,
Travis
 
Old 09-06-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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Question #1: Do you have the Dell driver CD? If so, I can walk you through the process of setting up ndiswrapper.

You could also do a search for your model of wireless card, WG311v3, and find out which chipset it uses (Broadcom, Intel, Atheros, etc.), and that will determine which drivers you need.

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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First thing go to YaST and in the left pane click on hardware then look for the wireless device in the right pane. That should give you the chipset if you do not have the driver cd. If you have the driver cd this step by step tutorial is one of the best for Suse I have seen.

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Broadcom_...ion_under_SUSE

This says for 9.3 to 10.2 and a broadcom chipset but it will work for yours.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 08:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info!
Question #1: Do you have the Dell driver CD? If so, I can walk you through the process of setting up ndiswrapper.....I do not have any of the DELL cds, this is a PC that was given to me and I have started to build this Linux machine out of it.
I have found the info on the chipset...
Netgear WG311 v3
Marvell 88w8335 Libertas Chipset 54 Mbps
pciid: 11ab:1faa

Right now the wireless card is not installed. I have an ethernet card installed so that I could get on the internet and load ndiswrapper. I have that sitting on the desktop right now. I can open it and look at the different files in it, but I am not sure what the next step is.
I have not looked at the tutorial, but that is the next thing I am going to do. If there are any pointers you can give I would really appreciate it.
Another thing I am about to do is replace the video card.
Currently there is a Trident TGUI 9660/968x/968x installed and I have new NVIDIA 6200 OC that I would like to install. I contacted NVIDIA to see if there is a Linus driver avaialable and they have pointed me to the web. Does anyone have any advice on installing this?

Thanks again for the help!

Travis
 
Old 09-06-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
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Version 3 for NETGEAR WG311 requires ndiswrapper. Since I believe it is a pcmcia card I doubt you will find what you are looking for on the Dell driver cd. You will need the windows drivers or install disk for the NETGEAR WG311v3.

Regarding the NVIDIA driver, I am not sure about the 6200 but I have NVIDIA on my Dell 5150 and it is REALLY EASY to install.
See this link for the drivers.
Once you download the driver, close kde, type su, type ./your_nvidia_driver_installer
Thats it.

Last edited by okos; 09-06-2008 at 11:26 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #6
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I have tried to install the video card. It is not working. When I strat the PC it is telling me there is no X server running. What have I done wrong? I went the nvidia web site and installed the driver as directed. Please help!

Thanks,
Travis
 
Old 09-07-2008, 10:33 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by travm0870 View Post
I have tried to install the video card. It is not working. When I strat the PC it is telling me there is no X server running. What have I done wrong? I went the nvidia web site and installed the driver as directed. Please help!

Thanks,
Travis
Did you try this link?
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html
 
  


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