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Old 10-24-2006, 01:09 AM   #16
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Thanks for the reply...

I've tried setting the COUNTRY|US and the SSID|<mySSID> in the .conf file as the article suggests...bit it doesn't seem to make a difference at all. Is there something else that I need to do that I have missed?

Thank you very much for taking the time to help me out with this.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 11:22 AM   #17
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Have you made sure that you are using the driver specified by the article?

This is a PCI card?
 
Old 10-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #18
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yes it's the driver from the article

and yes it's a pci card.

Thanks
 
Old 10-25-2006, 09:06 AM   #19
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Which version of ndiswrapper are you using? Did you compile it yourself?

From where did you download the driver?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 11:10 PM   #20
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help from a similar problem

I had a similar problem as yours in 10.1

search for "ndiswrapper suse 10.1 installs but doesn't work" and I have a solution at the end of the short posts.

I had trouble finding he right driver, it took a veerrryy long time to find the right driver. and to find out that i had to use ndiswrapper 1.17 only.

good luck

nehlan
 
Old 10-26-2006, 09:57 PM   #21
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progress ?

Hi guys,

I think I have made some progress (at least things are a bit different ). I seen where they released a new version of ndiswrapper, so I uninstalled the old version and installed the latest (1.27). I followed the instruction on the site and now when I run "ndiswrapper -l" i get this:

"installed drivers:"
"bcmlw5 driver installed, hardware (14E4:4320) present."

which is better than what I was getting before, i think .

However i ran "iwconfig" and still nothing is showing up.

I checked the system log and found this entry at the bottom:

"ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ndiswrapper version 1.27 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper"

did I not do something correctly?

Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:49 PM   #22
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That warning is just something that Novell put in there because they don't want to track bugs from NDISWRAPPER. It is ok.

Try setting your network up using Yast rather than the command line, that way when you start your computer, the connection will be automated.

Good Luck!
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:50 PM   #23
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Oh yeah, you might need to modprobe the ndiswrapper to get it loaded into the kernel.

#>modprobe ndiswrapper
 
Old 10-28-2006, 11:49 AM   #24
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Thanks for the reply.

I took your advice and set up the wireless network in yast2, but I still am not having any luck with it showing up when I run iwconfig. Is there some step which I have overlooked ?

Thanks for your patience, I'm so new at this
 
Old 10-28-2006, 04:43 PM   #25
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Hi there

I was a newbie, but have got better.... This advice may therefore be useless, but I'll offer what I can.

I run Suse 10.0 and had problems with my radio card. However, I had missed out the simple step of actually turning the thing on! In a terminal, make yourself root with the su command and then type the following:

/sbin/ifup wlan0

that is what I do to get my card running. It works for me!

Also, do you have KInternet running? That runs in KDE and helps you understand what state your radio config is in.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 09:23 AM   #26
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Thanks for the reply.

Iran /sbin/ifup wlan0 and got this:

"ERROR: interface wlan0 is not available"

obviously something is still going on with the card or the way I have it setup.
 
  


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