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Old 12-27-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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setting up wi-fi on a laptop


i am running Red Hat 9 on my Inspiron B130 and i am trying to set up my internal wireless card.
there are no devices shown in the network Configuration
how do i know what eth# to use?
how do i make it work???


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Old 12-27-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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Google around / search LQ for 'ndiswrapper' and look at the HCL for your network card (you can generally find it by searching the HCL for your laptop). There should be further instructions
 
Old 12-27-2005, 09:59 PM   #3
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erm.. im abit of a newb..
what is an HCL?
does ndiswrapper work for Internal cards?

EDIT: HCL = hardware compatability list ?

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Old 12-27-2005, 10:18 PM   #4
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Yup, HCL is also the link that's at the top of every LQ webpage. Or you can click Here
 
Old 12-27-2005, 10:21 PM   #5
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kinda figured that out....
anyway its in the list and it says its incompatable but can work wih ndiswrapper
so how do i use ndis wrapper?
is there a way i can transfer files between partitions so i dont have to burn ndiswrapper to a cd?
 
Old 12-28-2005, 11:46 AM   #6
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:09 PM   #7
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Hello
First of all, I'm a newb myself, so handle my information with care =) I installed my wireless card like this: 1. Installed the latest MadWifi drives, http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-ng-current.tar.gz
(2. I had to reboot here)
3. Created a file with the following contents:
#!/bin/sh
wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
ifconfig ath0 up
iwconfig ath0 key YOUR_WIRELESS_PASSWORD
iwconfig ath0 essid THE_NAME_OF_YOU_WLAN
dhcpcd ath0

which I placed in my /root/.kde/Autostart directory.

You have to have a kernel that was compiled with the Cryptographic option enabled.

For more info on MadWifi check out http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/GettingMadwifi

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Old 12-28-2005, 01:10 PM   #8
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thanks, i'll try that, but does hardcoding the ssid disable connection to other networks?
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:51 PM   #9
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thanks, i'll try that, but does hardcoding the ssid disable connection to other networks?
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:56 AM   #10
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Um, depending on what card you have, the madwifi drivers may, or may not work. Drivers are specific to the chipset on the card, so unless you have a chipset that madwifi is designed for, using it won't work.

As for transferring files, most stock linux kernels can read NTFS partitions, so do a little searching here on how to mount an NTFS partition. Otherwise if you have a USB thumb drive that would work as well.
 
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