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Old 01-04-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
nixerwannab
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wifi card issues


ok so here goes, its on an HP Pavillion desktop, im not sure what the specs are, its a linksys wifi B card, we are using Suse 9.1 personal, for somereason it just cant find the damned thing, i dont know whats up with it. i heard that suse was good at recognizing crap like this, but so far all its found is the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and printer, im still just a data island as far as web access goes. things iv tried would include...nothing except things iv found online and none of them have worked i heard that there is supposedly some sort of program that will translate the windows driver i have so that linux can understand it however i dont remeber the name, nor do i know where to find it. so if someone could assist me, id be appreciative thanks.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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god, how is it that i always miss the things at the top, where it says somthing relavant like...wireless networking.....damn, well ill just keep it in here instead of spamming all over the place, and the program im referring to is somthing like ndiswrapper or somthing.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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If it is a linksys card, odds are you are going to need to use ndiswrapper. As you've discovered, this is a way to use windows wireless drivers in linux. If I were in your shoes, I'd do two things. First, download the latest ndiswrapper version and then spend some quality time reading the ndiswrapper wiki which has tons of links to the proper drivers for your card and distro-specific instructions. Second, do some searching here on your card to find out how others have fared.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:51 PM   #4
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If it is a linksys card, odds are you are going to need to use ndiswrapper. As you've discovered, this is a way to use windows wireless drivers in linux. If I were in your shoes, I'd do two things. First, download the latest ndiswrapper version and then spend some quality time reading the ndiswrapper wiki which has tons of links to the proper drivers for your card and distro-specific instructions. Second, do some searching here on your card to find out how others have fared.
yes thank you for that, i have been looking around this wifi area and i noticed lots of people with similar problems, but thanks again.
 
  


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