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Old 02-10-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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i got ndiswrapper v.1.1 working on slackware 10.0 but i can't "get online"


Im so close!, ndiswrapper has detected my wireless card. what i want to know is, if i should uninstall the wireless tools package because they might be having a conflict.

im also thinking that because i have encryption, i should use encryption on the ndiswrapper config and not on the wireless tools...

im so close. but i don't know what i need to do...
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:44 AM   #2
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use iwconfig and get rid of the tools. To get it to work you will have to:
modprobe ndiswrapper
iwconfig wlan0 essid "YourNetName"
iwconfig wlan0 enc XXXXXYourKeyXXXXX
dhcpcd wlan0

That should get you going.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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about the encryption key

should i just use alfanumeric chars?

its a 10 digit key, but i don't know if i have to translate it to hex
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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Success!

it finally works, although i don-t know for how long, this wireless cards are a pain, thanx a lot guys
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:36 AM   #5
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Cool you got it going. What do you mean by I don't know for how long? If its working then it should work indefinately.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:59 AM   #6
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ndiswrapper's kinda freaky

well, it should work indefinetely. as long as i don't reboot. installing it was tough, i had to take out the card, put it back in, install uninstall... you know, crazy stuff. but if i could make it run once, i can do it lots more times.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:00 AM   #7
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when you reboot just do the steps I said. Should work again.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:40 AM   #8
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Or add the above commands into a script that executes when you log on?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:12 AM   #9
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yeah

well, since its the great and powerful slackware, rebooting is an oddity... unless i want to turn it off.

the easiest thing to do is turn on ndiswrapper by editing the modules.conf file, something like that i read...

i've been using slackware for about 1 week, its... addictive... i just configured my 3 botton mouse, next stop... ALSA...

well, im just very tired... you guys are great, thanx a lot for the help.
 
  


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