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Old 09-28-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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Problem Connecting wifi through Dlink card?


Hello everybody,
well i m new to this site n linux as well. I have D-link network card. I can connect internet through when logged in Windows XP. I have installed SUSE 10.2 but i dont know how to connect wifi with it. Please help me with what i need to do??
 
Old 09-28-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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hi,

go to yast - or in the shell type in yast2 as root.

go into networking section and see if everything looks right there.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 06:03 AM   #3
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The basic steps are:

1. Load the driver that supports your card.

2. Configure the wired and wireless configuration.

3. Activate the interface.

Sounds simple, but it may not be. To give you meaningful help, we need to know what D-link card you have. I have two, and they use different drivers. Look on the back of the card, find the exact model and post it. ( I'm assuming this is a pcmcia card for a laptop ). If it is a PCI bus card for a desktop, please find out what model and post. From that we can try to find out if there is a driver available.

Configuration. I don't use Suse. Some distros have gui's to help with this. Others do not. So, have a look around your desktop, and see what is there. You can always edit congig files through the command line.

If the card was plugged in when you installed Suse, it may have detected the card and loaded the driver for you. To find out, open a konsole, and as root run the command 'lsmod' ( without the quotes ) and post the results.

You also need to know some things about the wireless access point you are trying to connect to. Are you using DHCP, or fixed IP adresses? Mask? Encryption? WEP keys? SSID? Since you can connect in windoze, have a look there for as much information as you can determine.

Post as much as you can find, and we can go from there.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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thanks 4 reply.......
But my problem is not fixed.
My Wifi card says it is DWL-G510
H/w ver:c2 F/w ver 5.00
The lspci |grep Net command fails showing its not a command.
What should i do.? Whats more installations i need to do?
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:05 AM   #5
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What was the result of trying Yast as SilverBack suggested?

The lsmod command, will work with any distro. I suspect it said 'command not found'. That is telling you from the user you were loged as, there was not path to the command. It is there. Two ways to get it to run, ( there are more ). Supply the path to the command. At a command prompt, enter '/sbin/lsmod' ( with the quotes ) and press enter. Second way, switch to root user. Type 'su' and enter. The system will prompt for the rood password. Enter it, then run lsmod.

While you are answering what happens with Yast, and running lsmod, I'll have a look to see if I can figure out what driver you need loaded. So we are still working on step 1 ...
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:17 AM   #6
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Found this --> http://www.mattweber.org/2005/06/22/...g510_in_linux/ with a Google search. I'm not sure if this is the exact same card though.

There are two ways to get a card going. One is to use Ndiswrapper and the windows driver. That is what is described here.

The second is to find a native linux driver, load it, and configure. Since there are several versions of this card, ( note the Rev level C ) there may be more than one driver depending on rev level.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:28 AM   #7
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Found your card listed at MadWiFi... here is the link. -->http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility/D-Link#DWL-G510

I mentioned earlier, the rev level. Note level C2 will work with the native antheros MadWiFi driver, but not in monitor mode.

So, you can try either way of making the card work.
 
  


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