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Old 08-07-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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Setting up wireless - please help!


Hi,

For two days now I've been trying to install wireless into SuSE 9.2 but with no results! The PCI card installed is a belkin f5d7000 using the ralink rt2500 chipset, SuSEplugger has detected it but YaST hasn't.

I heard that you can use ndiswrapper (I installed 0.10 with my installation) on most cards, however I have no idea how to use ndiswrapper, me being an absolute newbie.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-08-2005, 02:14 AM   #2
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Have you tried consulting the README file, Searching the Wireless Networking archives, or Googling ndiswrapper?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:28 AM   #3
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Yes, actually just a moment ago I just found the sourceforge support page, thanks!
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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Let us know how you do!
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:36 AM   #5
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Check that page too:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki

It has a lot of info. First of all you should check if your card is supported by ndiswrapper in:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
 
Old 08-10-2005, 04:28 PM   #6
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hmmmmm

I have a slight problem ndiswrapper when I tried said some thing along the line of ( I could not copy exact text as only my windows installation has internet) cp cannot stat ? I tried seeing if it had installed it and it said it had but the hardware was not present-I tried uninstalling and reinstalling again and again but to no success, help!

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Old 08-10-2005, 05:18 PM   #7
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Probably you have the wrong Window$ driver.

Check the card list in http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki usually they link to the correct drivers to download.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:22 PM   #8
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my card isn't shown the list, should I just try one with the same chipset? Perhaps I could use the drivers on my computer?

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Old 08-10-2005, 05:25 PM   #9
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So from where did you get the window$ driver?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:29 PM   #10
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I chose one the ROLINE RWA-54 W-LAN 54 PCI Adapter (this uses the same chip) which was on the list, me assuming it would be similar, but obviously does not have to much incommon with the belkin f5d7000!

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Old 08-11-2005, 03:30 AM   #11
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i tried to do the lspci command but bash said command not found, do I need to install something, or is there something wrong with my installation?
 
Old 08-11-2005, 03:39 AM   #12
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Take a look at that:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=128&page=1

And if you still cannot configure it, then get back here.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 01:24 PM   #13
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hi again, followed instruction from here The card now works however it cannot detect the linksys router. It probably just a tweak or something, any idea? Thanks
 
Old 08-11-2005, 03:44 PM   #14
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try that:

iwlist wlan0 scan

It should list all the access points that are in your range.

Check that link:

http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/iwlist8.html
 
Old 08-11-2005, 06:10 PM   #15
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Lightbulb

here are the results!

linux:/home/ivan#iwlist wlan0 scan

wlan0 scan complete
cell 01: Address: 00:0F:66:59:5E:2A
ESSID:"linksys"
protocol: IEEE 802.11b
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.462GHZ (channel 11)
Quality 0/100 signal level:- 59dbm Noise level:- 256dbm
Encryption key: off
Bit rate: 1 Mb/s
Bit rate: 2 Mb/s
Bit rate: 5.5 Mb/s
Bit rate: 11 Mb/s
Bit rate: 6 Mb/s
Bit rate: 9 Mb/s
Bit rate: 12 Mb/s
Bit rate: 12 Mb/s
Bit rate: 18 Mb/s
Bit rate: 24 Mb/s
Bit rate: 36 Mb/s
Bit rate: 48 Mb/s
Bit rate: 54 Mb/s
Extra: bcm_int=100

it seems to detect the router, so what gone wrong!?!
note when I typed the ndiswrapper -l it showed the rt2500 driver installed but it also said hardware present,fuzzy. Also Kwi-fi shows the card working but when I scan kwi-fi cannot find any networks.

Thanks

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