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Old 11-05-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
Tethys
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I can't create a wireless connection with Mandrake 10.1


Hello !

I apologise in advance if this question has already been answered, if it has, I've been unable to find it.

I recently installed Mandrake 10.1 on my old crappy PC. I chose Mandrake because I don't know anything about Linux (well, I'm getting a bit better, after 2 days of searching the internet for a way to solve my problem, but it's still complicated). The installation went very well, and I was quite happy, until I tried to connect to my home network using my Netgear WG311 PCI card. It used to work quite well with windows XP.

Now, I know I need a driver for this card, which is called madwifi_pci. When I go to New Connection in the Controle Center, I select 'wireless connection', it says I need to manually load a driver and gives me a list of drivers. I select madwifi_pci, a window opens saying madwifi is being installed, the another window opens up and closes before I can read what it says, and I am back to "manually load driver".

Does it mean the driver is not installed ? If so, I downloaded it, but I don't know how to install it.

Thanks in advance for your help
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
hr_phenom
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Hey,
I'm facing the same problems here. I got a toshiba A35 with the Atheros builtin wireless card. 802.11/b/g. Not ablt to setup wireless connections.

If anyone could help it'll be great.

Thanks,
 
Old 11-06-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
Tethys
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