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I am having problems with my wireless card on my laptop, I am a newbie to linux and and finding it a bit of a struggle at the mo!! I have had this card working before with help from this forum!!! BUT I have had to start over with a fresh install of linux and now can't get it working again!!
The card is a DLINK AirPlus DWL-G630, and i've done what I thought I did last time which was to install MadWifi drivers for it by downloading the tar file, extracting and then using the "make" command to compile it. which seemed to go ok, but when I use "modprobe ath_pci" I get "FATAL: Module ath_pci not found."
Any ideas people?! I know this card can work it's just something i've not done!! It has been working on the same linux distro only days ago!! what have I done wrong!! I wish I knew what I was doing!! lol
Sorry about dropping out like that. I don't know what else to do with MadWifi, but I do know that ndiswrapper works for my card pretty well. It doesn't do everything, but it's good enough to get the wlan up and running.
I did try Ndiswrapper the first time round but that didn't work so i've ended up with madwifi which I know works fine from the first time I set it up.
Anyway to cut a long story short, i've managed to get the driver to work (I think) and am now having probs actually connecting to the net although, using dhclient gives my card an IP address etc, i've started a new thread asking for help with this........