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Old 01-18-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
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Linksys wireless g on suse 9.1 with ndiswrapper


Ok people ive been wrestling with this problem for a while and have gotten very far yet still short of my goal which is wireless internet access. I have SUSE 9.0 with kernal version 2.4.21-99 and i am currently using ndiswrapper 0.3 because 0.4 doesnt support a kernal as lowly as mine. I have done everything the quickstart guide has told me to i even modified the config file to automatically run through the arguments to load the drivers with ndiswrapper or so im lead to believe. Here is what i get in iwconfig after i boot up linux.

eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyoff
Power Managementoff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:246 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


Now bear with me cause im a newbie but after reading the quickstart guide im lead to believe this is the the desired result of getting ndiswrapper to autoload.
My question is where do i go from here cause i try to edit the values in iwconfig and it doesnt seem to save any changes i make in it. Another problem is suse 9.0 will not see the driver as wlan0 it will only see it as eth1 and i cant get kwifimanager to make it run when i try it autodetects the eth1 as the active configuration but doesnt seem to care cause i still cant find the access point or find a signal of any kind when i try to make a configuration file in the hardware configuration setup it only produces an eth1 configuration and that doesnt seek out the essid or anything. I tried to edit the eth1 config file with wireless values but it fails to laod at startup. Any help at all would be very welcome as seeing as im obviuosly stuck at something trivial yet dumbfounding to my limited experince.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 07:47 AM   #2
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In my opinion you have to configure the wireless lan card as "wireless". Then you'll get a "wlan0"-Interface which you can edit in /etc/sysconfig/network or /etc/wlan/.

I'v the same problem with iwconfig. I want to change the rate but the configuration doesn't change.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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well theres one problem there i cant configure my linksys card suse will create a new configuration file but wont tie it to the pci card so what can i do?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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That means that you have the feeling that iwconfig doesn't make changes.
I had the same feeling only a few hours ago.
I would recommend to unload eth0 with "ifdown eth0" first.
Then you should do your changes with the iwconfig order and it's parameters and after you are ready with this change you have to restart eth0 again with "ifup eth0".
The best way is to write all iwconfig orders in a type of batch-file and start the batch-file.

Stephan
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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ok only problem with that is that i havent the foggiest on hwo to create a batch file so ill have to try just downing the eth0 and making changes with iwconfig manualy.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:37 PM   #6
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It's the WPC54G PCMCIA-Card you use? What is the name of the driver Linux is using in the moment? You should see this in Yast. In my opinion it should be the driver ath_pci.
If driver is not on SuSE-CD then try to get the MADWIFI-driver from the internet.
Address: http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi.
In the basic installation of Linux you should have the hotplug feature switched on. That means that Linux realizes automatically when new hardware is pluged. You can see whether it is or not with Yast.
O.k. If you pluged the card restart PC and then look into Yast as root.
Then you should see in network card as available WLAN. Choose it and click "wireless". Click PCMCIA "on". Now the new connection should be called "wlan0". The rest of installation I would make with the batch file I told before.
Now, I think you have enough to do for the moment. In Europa it's nearly midnight. Now I have to go to bed.

Stephan

Last edited by stephanwolf_de; 01-19-2004 at 04:49 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:09 PM   #7
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Well it isnt a pcmcia card its a pci card and the madwifi project seems to be an invalid project according to sourceforge.net
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:08 PM   #8
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Not sure how close this is to a perfect match, but there's a SuSE 9.0, mini-PCI recipe on the MadWiFi wiki: http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wik...andMiniPCICard

Not valid?
http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:03 AM   #9
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Re: Linksys wireless g on suse 9.1 with ndiswrapper

Quote:
Originally posted by lnxusr
Ok people ive been wrestling with this problem for a while and have gotten very far yet still short of my goal which is wireless internet access. I have SUSE 9.0 with kernal version 2.4.21-99 and i am currently using ndiswrapper 0.3 because 0.4 doesnt support a kernal as lowly as mine. I have done everything the quickstart guide has told me to i even modified the config file to automatically run through the arguments to load the drivers with ndiswrapper or so im lead to believe. Here is what i get in iwconfig after i boot up linux.

eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyoff
Power Managementoff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:246 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


Now bear with me cause im a newbie but after reading the quickstart guide im lead to believe this is the the desired result of getting ndiswrapper to autoload.
My question is where do i go from here cause i try to edit the values in iwconfig and it doesnt seem to save any changes i make in it. Another problem is suse 9.0 will not see the driver as wlan0 it will only see it as eth1 and i cant get kwifimanager to make it run when i try it autodetects the eth1 as the active configuration but doesnt seem to care cause i still cant find the access point or find a signal of any kind when i try to make a configuration file in the hardware configuration setup it only produces an eth1 configuration and that doesnt seek out the essid or anything. I tried to edit the eth1 config file with wireless values but it fails to laod at startup. Any help at all would be very welcome as seeing as im obviuosly stuck at something trivial yet dumbfounding to my limited experince.
Also have kinda setup like this for my WMP54G card. Works perfectly, but always have to set the essid manually
"iwconfig eth0 essid heremyessidname"
then
"/etc/init.d/network restart"

Then it connect in 2 seconds And works perfectly. Also in Kwifimanager it probes at the Eth0. No need wlan or something like that.

Wish i could get it to autostart
 
Old 02-12-2004, 05:16 PM   #10
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In my opinion you have to write the configuration you wish into a type of batch-file and run this batch-file automatically when booting Linux. I had the same problem with iwconfig before.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:00 AM   #11
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OK, it starting up now when booting with this in "etc/init.d/boot.local

/usr/sbin/iwconfig eth0 mode Managed
/usr/sbin/iwconfig eth0 essid linksys

Last edited by VenimK; 03-04-2004 at 03:14 AM.
 
  


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