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Old 10-08-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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NDISWrapper & USB


Hi people...

I had installed Mandrake previously on my desktop so I decided to install SUSE 10.2 & Debian 4.0 on a laptop just to fiddle with them at the moment... they are great so far, but I am unable to connect to my wireless network.

I have currently a TRENDNET USB TEW-424UB, which is a USB card that was working fine with Windowz XP previously... I have read a lot about NDISWrapper, however I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THAT COMMAND LINE STUFF on LINUX... every time I try to follow an example IT WILL NOT WORK...

1- Is there any really fool-proof way of getting NDISWrapper installed to work for my USB Card(like a graphical installation maybe)?
YAST identifies the card as "USB Network Device DHCP". I have downloaded Ndiswrapper many times and I have my Windowz drivers' *.inf and *.sys files already on one of my directories standing by...

2- If # 1 fails, is there any wireless card(PCMCIA) that I can buy that will be readily recognized by SUSE 10.2 and Debian 4.0?

My previous Linux internet connection was with a 52k modem, although I was already on broadband with Windowz... I just want to eliminate the GATES system once and for all...

Thanks!

Robb
 
Old 10-08-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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I have currently a TRENDNET USB TEW-424UB, which is a USB card that was working fine with Windowz XP previously... I have read a lot about NDISWrapper, however I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THAT COMMAND LINE STUFF on LINUX... every time I try to follow an example IT WILL NOT WORK...
You need to show us what doesn't work if you want help.

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2- If # 1 fails, is there any wireless card(PCMCIA) that I can buy that will be readily recognized by SUSE 10.2 and Debian 4.0?
Any with a chipset for which there are drivers in the kernel. However, it's pretty much impossible to tell what chipset a device uses before buying, since these things aren't written on the packaging. Look at the HCL and you'll be able to find wireless cards there.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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I have the exact same wireless as you and I have got it working under many distros
step 1) Install Ndiswrapper if not already installed
step 2)ndiswrapper -i driver.inf
step 3) ndiswrapper -l to see if it installed properly
step 4)depmod -a
step 5)modprobe ndiswrapper
and that should work
 
Old 10-10-2007, 08:56 PM   #4
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Hi!
I do not know how to use the command interface. I used to hate DOS. Actually, I still do!
Is there any graphical way to use the command interface it so I can try?
Is there also any way to actually know if Ndiswrapper has been installed OK?
Thank you for all your help!

Robb
 
Old 10-10-2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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follow my instructions that I posted and it should work

Last edited by AceofSpades19; 10-10-2007 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 09:04 PM   #6
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Thanks!!!
BUT...
These steps are commands, right? They should be typed somewhere... I DO NOT KNOW WHERE... Can you tell me where to start? Which application should I open?

When I was working with Mandrake everything I did was using the graphical interface, I never typed a command, I did not need to at the moment... So I will need a BIT more of assistance...

Thanks again
 
Old 10-10-2007, 10:28 PM   #7
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open up a konsole or a gnome-terminal, and type those commands in
 
  


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