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Old 03-11-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
strotti
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robotics pci wireless card 5416


hello everyone,

i m a windows user and i decided to switch to linux... but i find that there are some issues very hard to deal with in linux.


i m a IT professional on networks and windows (...but newbie in linux).

for the moment i m trying to install my network(s) card(s) but with no results.

i ve got two cards: one wireless robotics 5416 pci turbo adapter and a built in network card realtek rtl8139/810x familly fast ethernet nic.

i installed mandrake 9.2 version on an amd 2500+.

the problem is:

first, the system apparently found the build in card but when i tried to configure and to launch a network connection nothing works. i can ping the 127.0.0.1 but when i m trying to ping my getaway it said: no network availlable. even when i tried to ping the address i gave to it it says the same:

i tried automatic and manual configs. nothing works.

second, i disabled in bios the network card and i only let the wireless one.

the system see it but it doesn t install it. i tried to install the drivers with driverloader-1.64_k2.4.22_10mdk-1mdk.i586.rpm but when it asked me for .inf file, i can t find it on windows cd because the setup program uses an .exe. installer.

i m desesperate... i d like to switch to linux but it s a new world... help me to succed please and i ll thanks the linux community...

thanks
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:37 AM   #2
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http://www.usr-emea.com/support/s-pr...unkg&prod=5416

Try downloading and running the .exe driver installer in windows.

If you have trouble finding the .inf file, then maybe you can try running Filemon available from http://www.sysinternals.com right before you install the windows driver to see what .inf files and other files are written out.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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detecting ethernet

Not sure if this will solve your problem, but it may sort of skirt around it. I run Mandrake 9.2 and it NEVER boots up with my default network address. I wrote a script to get around this. It takes a few minutes to boot up, (yes, minutes!) but once it's up the script runs and I have an internet connection. Here's how:

echo "Configuring Network...."
ifconfig eth0 192.168.7.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
route add default gw 192.168.7.1 eth0


Tunr this into an executable (chmod +x <filename>) and away you go.
As i said this is a workaround, I'm still trying to get my kernal to recognise the default addresses of gateway and my router but to no avail.

Have a look at the man pages for commands 'ifconfig' and 'route'.

Hope this is of use.
 
  


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