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Old 05-10-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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How to install wireless extensions?


Hi all,

I'm trying to install Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adapter on Mandrake 10.1, and when I install the driver with ndiswrapper, I get this in iwconfig :
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Warning: Driver for device wlan0 recommend version 18 of Wireless Extension,but has been compiled with version 16, therefore some driver features may not be available...
I thus want to install new wireless extensions, but don't know how to do it. Could anyone help me as to install these extensions? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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Look at easyurpmi. Never used Mandriva so can't help much more than that. There must be a latest wireless extensions package for Mandriva. Search it on google.

Tux,
 
Old 05-12-2006, 03:43 AM   #3
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OK, I tried out easyurpmi, but there is like a little problem : no wifi = no internet for me... But thanks a lot, it'll be very useful in the future. I googled for many things like "rpm finder" etc, and tried out 2 of them :
http://rpm.pbone.net/
http://rpmfind.net/
None of these gave me wireless extensions, but always wireless tools. Of course I installed the 28, which I found one pbone.net. I then re-installed the drivers with ndiswrapper, but I still get the recommendation.
For the wireless extensions, I only found a *.diff file, with which I don't know what to do.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 06:08 AM   #4
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OK, I found a way around my problem thanks to this thread : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=440443
Thanks for all the help I got. Finally writing from my linux laptop!!
But I still don't understand the wireless extensions story...
 
  


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