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Old 07-20-2005, 05:40 PM   #1
darrenforster99
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Brooktree & Ndiswrapper


I would really like to get my BT Voyager network card working with Linux. I found out it has a Brooktree chipset in it and I've been installing both Debian and Fedora Core 3 to try and get this card working. Up to now most of the time I've had Ndiswrapper winge at me 'cos it couldn't find the source code (and the only way I could get Aptitude to install it was through a "network" (hmmm... might help if I wasn't trying to install the "network" at the same time!).

Eventually after many weeks of playing I have finally managed to get Fedora Core 3 to accept Ndiswrapper (Yay!). And it seems to work perfectly. It's accepted the drivers for my card, it shows the card as detected and working, modprobe works fine.

Now the only small hurdle I've got to get over now is iwconfig. I type this in and it shows me two devices lo and sit0 neither with wireless capabilities. I tried doing iwconfig wlan0 essid "mynetworkid" and it says it can't find wlan0. I looked further down the how to and it say go to /etc/network/interfaces and create a wlan0 exactly the same as the eth0 device, but I haven't got a directory called network in etc or a file called interfaces. I tried creating /etc/network/interfaces file and still nothing, and I've also tried creating an eth0 device to see if that would create the network/interfaces file but nothing.

The instructions I'm looking at are for Debian, I presume this file is in the same place in Fedora Core 3 or do I need to find a different file?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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/etc/network/interfaces is probably only there in debian then. Those files are in different places between different distros I found out. Don't know where it is in FC.
 
  


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