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Old 04-18-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Wifi configured with ndiswrapper now what?


I am sorry to bother with such a newb question.

I have a dell 600m running suse 9.2and xp.
I just set up the internal wifi card (dell truemobile 1400).
I used ndiswrapper and the driver bcmwl5(.sys &.inf).
I got through the procedure fine with the help of a nice wiki at ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net.

How do I get the card to "work" now?
With xp the card will tell me when a ap is near or available.
I would like to set my card to connect to my work ap + my friends AP + any ap anyone is willing to share.

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Old 04-18-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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You should be laughing. You now need to
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
if you haven't already. Then just either configure using YAST tools or
Code:
iwconfig wlan0 essid thenameofyournetwork
dhclient wlan0
this will grab a dynamic IP from your AP and you'll be good to go. You may also have to set WEP and the like if this is configure but I suggest you search lq answers on this site for more detailed info as this has been done a thousand times before.
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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I rushed that last post cuz I was doing to many things at once...

I understand how to get it to connect with my network.
I know my settings.

I was looking to use on campus...many people have free ap's. How would I be able to connect to their ap's without the info?
Xp tells me the ap's are there and their essid and whether its wep encypted or not. I am not sure how that works in linux...

Would I have to run a program like kismet to get the info on ap's then config wireless card with that info?

I know this is an easy concept I just can't seem to get it to "click" in my head.

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Blair
 
Old 04-19-2005, 05:06 AM   #4
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no need. just run
Code:
iwlist wlan0 scanning
as root. That will give you all the gory details.
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CHris
 
Old 04-20-2005, 04:05 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by snecklifter
You should be laughing. You now need to
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
I am trying to configure my wireless card also, and I have completed the ndiswrapper installation, but when I run modprobe ndiswrapper I get the following error: FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found. However, when I do a ndiswrapper -L , the driver shows up and the hardware shows up. Any ideas?
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Old 04-20-2005, 07:16 AM   #6
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You need to re-run the install and then the driver install, both as root. Make sure there are no errors then try again.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 07:27 AM   #7
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The driver looks good and works when I enter my home network info.
I just wanted wireless roaming which I do not believe is the same in linux as in windows.

Blair
 
Old 04-20-2005, 07:42 AM   #8
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Well, not yet. There are several projects underway to get it up to speed in that sense. You may want to look at Network Manager from Red Hat.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 10:52 AM   #9
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I will check that out. thanks.
I also saw something "wpa_supplicant" somebody said would do roaming. I have not had time to check it out.

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