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Old 08-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Newbie wants to connect to internet with Linux


Hello guys.

I have 54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter(Everest WL0123) i can't connect to internet with linux using my adapter.

I can configure things in windows but i'm totally new to linux and from this time i want to pass more time with linux.

Can anybody help me about how to connect to internet?


Thanks from now
 
Old 08-08-2009, 04:41 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using? Most will come with a program to help you manage your network connections.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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Please open a Terminal an post the output of
Quote:
/sbin/ifconfig
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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For wireless devices you must install the drivers for it manually. I had a netgear USB adapter and I had to find the .inf and .sys files for that specific adapter. Then you must use a program called ndiswrapper. What distro are you using?

If your using ubuntu, which you might go to this website https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

If your using a different one than go to the community site for you distro and type in ndiswrapper.

It also maybe something internal, so you might want to still try what markush says.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ!

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Old 08-08-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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markush when i type what you said i see

wlan0 and wmaster0

i am using openSUSE

Edit : Guys i have the CD for the USB adapter and i have linux driver for the USB adapter in the CD...

I don't know how to install the driver in linux. What are the commands and which file is the file that i have to execute for the execution process.

Last edited by Xessa; 08-08-2009 at 06:28 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 06:31 PM   #7
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awesome Xessa, I'am using openSUSE as well. Here is a link with alot of the information you need:

http://en.opensuse.org/Ndiswrapper

You will need to use that CD of yours b/c it has the .inf and .sys files in it.

Just follow the information on the link and you will be on your way to using linux on the internet!

Last edited by mag1strate; 08-08-2009 at 06:34 PM. Reason: adding last sentence
 
Old 08-09-2009, 05:16 AM   #8
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At last it worked. but i now have another problem...(i'm sending this post from openSUSE )
But in boot up; i see two linux versions now.

openSUSE(default)
openSUSE(pae)

it happened after i installed ndiswrapper.

Last edited by Xessa; 08-09-2009 at 06:32 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 09:40 AM   #9
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pae means Physical Address Extension, here is the wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension

It just lets x86 computers use all 4 gigs of RAM on a 32-bit system. I've never seen it before, but I don't think it is a problem.

You shouldn't worry much about it, just use the normal default setting, but if anything wrong happens, start a new thread about that.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 10:00 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information. Helped me a lot, at least i can connect to internet now.

By the way i can't use openSUSE(default), because it does not boot and give me errors.

Now i just use pae and internet works fine.


Thank you again for helping me ...
 
  


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