I'll tell you the results while I'm doing it.
Originally Posted by Coldfire
I checked the first one, and I coudln't even modify the first file Lenard talked about (in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/). There are a lot of things I don't understand. I'll do a presentation about Linux this week and my biggest fear is to ruin the system.
The file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/keys-wlan0 has nothing in "KEY=", I don't know if that's wrong.
In /etc/modprobe.conf, I added the alias for wlan0, but even so, the connection didn't work.
The second link you gave me. Well, first of all, ndiswrapper didn't recognize the driver in windows/system32/drivers. I tried everything with the same driver I downloaded before. I didn't either work. And I wanted to try that thing of wpa_supplicant, but I don't even know what is ESSID, SSID, PSK, so there was no progress with that.
In this moment, I started getting frustrated and pessimistic.
I go to lunch. Be right back.
Ok, now, let's continue.
Originally Posted by comprookie2000
If you are using ndiswrapper then you need to blacklist the module bcm43xx
the bcm43xx module is built into the kernel
I am using it now
you can't use both
this is for the built in module
here is the firmware, I am using it on 64 bit but I think it is the same for 32
If you want to go that way make sure you unload ndiswrapper
here is how I start it just to give you an example
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth1 up
iwconfig eth1 essid va721linux
iwconfig eth1 key 1817161514
ifconfig eth1 | grep -q "inet addr:" && echo "I have an IP"
like I said if you want to use ndiswrapper then unload bcm43xx and
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "to blacklist the module"?
The first guide is basically the same than the others, until the part of WEP, and WPA and ESSID, and all those things I don't understand, so I can't go ahead.
In this moment, I realize how much Windows harm the human intellect. Anyway, I think this should be as easy as in Windows
I proved the guides of fedoramobile.org, and I realized maybe there was not installed the driver in no one of the other attempts.
When I finished the instalation, now I can press the button to enable and disable the connection, and the light is flashing. In Windows it's the same if it's not connected to a network. So that's what I have to find out how to do, like in Windows where you can select the connection you want to have, your house, in the school... I'm trying to find the english word for it, but I can't. I hope you understood it.
EDIT: forgot to say: when I try to connect, I get the same error of "no connection found", but as I said, I think it's for not being in a network.
And thank you again for your help. One reason I didn't give up was all the time I made you spend with your support. Thank you so much.