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Old 03-16-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
jr206
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Linksys WMP54GS wireless setup


Hello All in my never ending quest to get wireless card working under Linux I ran into a problem. I was following the instructions found here

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...p?Installation

I have SuSe 9.1 installed. i installed ndiswrapper off the SuSe cd (pro version). i run ndiswrapper -i and i install the drivers from the cd that came with the card.

I do ndiswrapper -l to see the following

Installed ndis drivers:bcmwl5 present

so i do modprobe ndiswrapper it does its thing and takes me back to the prompt.

i check the log to find the info that is suppose to be in the log file.

I do the iwconfig and get the following

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:"linux"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.447GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:6B63-616C-3936-2E37-726F-636B-73 Security mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:1639 Missed beacon:0


Following the instructions I do iwlist wlan0 scan
here is the output

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:0D:14:00:8E:B2
ESSID:"my essid is here"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.447GHz
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-37 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rate:1Mb/s
Bit Rate:2Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5Mb/s
Bit Rate:11Mb/s
Bit Rate:6Mb/s
Bit Rate:12Mb/s
Bit Rate:24Mb/s
Bit Rate:36Mb/s
Bit Rate:9Mb/s
Bit Rate:18Mb/s
Bit Rate:48Mb/s
Bit Rate:54Mb/s

I do

iwconfig wlan0 mode automatic (it does its thing)
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted **********<------ (WEP key here)
iwconfig wlan0 essid myessid

and last but not least (and my problem is here)
wlan0 Starting DHCP Client Daemon on wlan0... . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.


And there is my problem I tried over and over to figure out that problem I have goggled the hell out of this topic, but no success. Any help as always is appreciated. Thank you
 
Old 03-16-2005, 10:52 AM   #2
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Did you check out the suse 9.1 pro specific intructions?
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...essional%209.1
On down the page, it talks about using yast to setup the card instead of iwconfig. I know nothing about your distro or yast, but maybe that will help a bit.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for your reply, now on to business. Yes i did try to use yast in several occasions, and it pretty much gives me the same thing. When i had another wireless card in my system i config it with yast, but this time it wont work :-/. As for the link i will check it out to see what i can find on there. Thanks again
 
Old 03-02-2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by toes
Did you check out the suse 9.1 pro specific intructions?
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...essional%209.1
On down the page, it talks about using yast to setup the card instead of iwconfig. I know nothing about your distro or yast, but maybe that will help a bit.
GAh! there's an error loading the page, and I'd really love to know how to do this! (I am a total noob, I don't even know how to install programs on Fedora yet!
 
Old 03-02-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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I'm glad to see that im not the only one having trouble. I have tried ndiewrapper, and all kinds of things....i cant get my wireless to work either. Im using openSUSE 10.2 64-bit. I go have wired lan hooked up, but id like to cut the cord so to speak. Im beating my head against a wall here. I have the WMP54G card(v4.1)....just wont work
 
  


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