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Old 11-21-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question D-Link DWL-G510 driver


Hi all;
I am a noob, but I'm catching on.
I've seen posts regarding many drivers for many wireless cards, but so far, none on mine.(see the header)

I'm running Knoppix from my HD. I've run ndiswrapper with my windows drivers, and it recognizes the card as wlan0, but I can't seem to connect to my network.

The card is running OK under XP, so I know it's not a hardware issue.

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Old 11-22-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: D-Link DWL-G510 driver

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I'm running Knoppix from my HD. I've run ndiswrapper with my windows drivers, and it recognizes the card as wlan0, but I can't seem to connect to my network.

The card is running OK under XP, so I know it's not a hardware issue.

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Could you elaborate a bit more on the can't seem to connect bit? If you've got a wlan0, you're at least part way there. What have you tried and what kind of outputs has it given you?
 
Old 11-22-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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I am getting wlan0, and it says it has signal, (in the configuration window) but I can't seem to connect to my network.
It almost seems like the applications just aren't recognizing the network.

If this were windows, I'd guess my sockets were missing, but I'm not familiar enough with Linux yet to even know if there is anything like "winsock".
 
Old 11-22-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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Oh, I just remembered. I have to reload the driver everytime I boot. Is it possible that because the card isn't recognized at boot that the network just isn't being connected?

And if anyone can tell me how to configure my boot-up so that the driver loads properly, that would be appreciated.

Thanks Again

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Old 11-23-2004, 07:24 AM   #5
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OK, if your system is seeing wlan0, then the ndiswrapper module is loaded and functioning. So far so good. So how are you trying to set the proper SSID and WEP key (assuming you use WEP). Just loading the ndiswrapper module doesn't mean your card is configured to use your access point.

If you open a console, you should be able to use the iwconfig command to set the SSID, and any other parameters. Once that is done, you need to get an IP either by requesting it from a DHCP server or by assigning it with ifconfig.

I've only used Knoppix from a CD, and if I remember correctly, in the Knoppix menu there is a tool that lets you set up the card configuration and a second tool that requests an IP address from a DHCP server.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 06:04 PM   #6
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Wink

I set the card up with the 2 programs you mentioned. I'm beginning to wonder if my TCP/IP service is running.

I'm going to go through the services and see what's up. I'll keep you posted.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:10 PM   #7
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Have a look at the outputs of iwconfig and ifconfig. In fact it might be useful to post them.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:07 PM   #8
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Hey man, I've got exactly the same card, but I have no idea how to go about even getting as far as you have, what did you do? and can I do the same in drake?
 
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If you want to go the ndiswrapper route, have a read through the ndiswrapper wiki . There is even a section on installing this in Mandrake
 
  


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