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Old 07-24-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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Wifi Problem With A Hp Laptop


I have a HP laptop and it doesnt detect my wireless card, could you help me please?
 
Old 07-24-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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well, what kind of wireless card is it, and what distrobution are you using?
 
Old 07-25-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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hi again, im using fedora core 3 in my laptop Hp, it doesnt find the dhcp card, it fails when search eth0, my wireless card is an INTEL(R)pro/wireless 2200bg would you pleas help me? thanks again
 
Old 07-25-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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I'm once again trying to get into linux (and seeing why windows has such a strong foothold)
I've got an HP Pavilion ZV600 with SuSE 10.1, would love to just download & install the drivers for it.

What Wireless card ?? Broadcom 802.11b/g wan (Built in to the laptop)
Sound/GFX/Touchpad are all working (wired networking is also working), but no wireless.

Sorry I like using GUIs, so I'd like to avoid the terminal if possable for now.

Using Yast (Hardware / HardwareInformation) it shows the BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g wireless LAN Controller
51: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4318'
info.bus = 'pci'
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_4371'
info.product = 'BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller'
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4318'
info.vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
linux.hotplug_type = 1 (0x1)
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:03:02.0'
linux.sysfs_path_device = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:03:02.0'
pci.device_class = 2 (0x2)
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
pci.device_subclass = 128 (0x80)
pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:03:02.0'
pci.product = 'BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller'
pci.product_id = 17176 (0x4318)
pci.subsys_product = 'Unknown (0x1355)'
pci.subsys_product_id = 4949 (0x1355)
pci.subsys_vendor = 'Hewlett-Packard Company'
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4156 (0x103c)
pci.vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
pci.vendor_id = 5348 (0x14e4)

So I'm guessing that the system "sees" the network card, but I can't access my network.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 08:17 PM   #5
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victorocho go to http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net and download ndiswrapper. It will allow you to use your windows drivers and get your card up and running.


pgp_protector open up a console and type
Code:
su root
ifconfig -a
and post the output
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisortiz

pgp_protector open up a console and type
Code:
su root
ifconfig -a
and post the output
[code]
eth0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:XX:XX:XX
inet addr:192.168.1.25 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe72:7e5/64 Scope:Link
UP Brodcast Running Multicast MTU:1500 MEtric:1
RX Packets:71 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX Packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqeuelen:1000
RX Bytes:11894(11.6 Kb) TX bytes:3333 (3.2 Kb)
Interrupt:233 Base address:0xa000
lo
Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:host
UP Loopback Running MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX Packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX Packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqeuelen:1000
RX Bytes:5658(5.5 Kb) TX bytes:5658 (5.5 Kb)
sit0
Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX Packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX Packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqeuelen:1000
RX Bytes:0(0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 07-27-2006, 04:05 PM   #7
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Was that the info you were looking for ?
 
Old 07-31-2006, 01:12 PM   #8
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Bumping to see If there's any new info ?
 
Old 07-31-2006, 02:31 PM   #9
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Get the W*ndows drivers for your wifi card here, pgp_protector. Just put the file in /tmp.

Then get ndiswrapper (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/n...ar.gz?download),
and save it to your Desktop.
Run these commands in a terminal:
Code:
cd ~/Desktop
tar xzf ndiswrapper-1.21.tar.gz
cd ndiswrapper-1.21
./configure && make && su -c 'make install'
Next, download and install cabextract (http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/downloads...1.1-1.i386.rpm), and run the following commands as root:
Code:
cd /tmp
mkdir wifi-driver
cd wifi-driver
mv ../sp29361.exe ./
cabextract ./sp29361.exe
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
ndiswrapper -m
If you laptop has a wifi light, it should come on. continue with:
Code:
ifconfig -a
You should have a new interface, called wlan0 or someting like that.

I can't remember how to get the wireless network to work right now, but there will be surely be something on google.

Last edited by burninGpi; 07-31-2006 at 02:33 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 02:58 PM   #10
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 04:51 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by burninGpi
Get the W*ndows drivers for your wifi card here, pgp_protector. Just put the file in /tmp.

Then get ndiswrapper (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/n...ar.gz?download),
and save it to your Desktop.
Run these commands in a terminal:
Code:
cd ~/Desktop
tar xzf ndiswrapper-1.21.tar.gz
cd ndiswrapper-1.21
./configure && make && su -c 'make install'
I get an error when I try the ./configure line

Quote:
Originally Posted by shell
-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
 
Old 07-31-2006, 08:00 PM   #12
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Sounds like you're not in the right directory.

Did you cd to the ndiswrapper directory that was created when you unzipped the tarball?

Do you have kernel source and dev tools installed for compiling?

Better yet, is ndiswrapper already installed (I would hope so in SuSE 10.1)? Try adding it via YaST before compiling it yourself. SuSE is funny about stuff like that.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:37 PM   #13
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Ok, installing ndiswrapper via YaST did work, and now the WiFi Light is on

ifconfig -a returns
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:B0:72:06:E5  
          inet addr:192.168.1.25  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe72:6e5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:4434 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3391 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:5085971 (4.8 Mb)  TX bytes:307554 (300.3 Kb)
          Interrupt:225 Base address:0xe000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:5238 (5.1 Kb)  TX bytes:5238 (5.1 Kb)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4  
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
I also now see a wireless network setting in KNetworkManager but under manage wireless networks, I see no networks, nor anyway to add any.

So it is an improvment, and it's getting closer

Also thanks for the help in bringing me this far.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:45 PM   #14
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You installed ndiswrapper via YaST, but did you copy your drivers to the right directory and run the command ndiswrapper -i filename.inf as described a couple of posts up?

What's iwconfig show?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 04:33 PM   #15
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Yes, I ran the ndiswrapper -i command (just tried again to verrify & it stated bcmwl5 is already installed)

The Command iwconfig returns
lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
sit0 no wireless extensions
 
  


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