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eap 01-03-2009 12:35 PM

Wireless card not working...no internet
 
I decided to try Linux Ubuntu 6.06

I had a USB wireless drive which did not work out too well and i was told USB wireless drives are not good under linux.

So i found a D-Link DWL-G520 PCI Card.
I got it working and i followed all steps, yet when i rebooted it was gone...all my configuration was gone.

i was using ndiswrapper, and i did do the modprobe nidiswrapper stuff in order to keep the driver there following reboot.

Now it says hardware isnt found, when just a second ago it was.

So whats the problem here???
I'm somewhat new to this stuff so please take it easy with certain stuff.

Please dont send me back to windows

reddazz 01-03-2009 01:07 PM

Ubuntu 6.06 is a bit old now and it didn't have very good wireless support when it was released. Try Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 or other distributions like openSUSE and Fedora. You will probably not need ndiswrapper if you use their latest releases. You can even go a step further and get a ralink based card (most Edimax branded cards have ralink chipsets). These work out of the box on most Linux distros.

saturndude 01-09-2009 01:16 PM

D-link is good
 
I've got a D-link DWL-G520 with Atheros chipset. Works fine under Mandriva 2008.1 for x86_64 (driver built in to kernel 2.6.24.4, ndiswrapper probably would have worked fine instead).

I've used ndiswrapper on past machines, it is a good solution. Often there is a special text file list that can FORCE modules like ndiswrapper to be loaded, this often improves hardware detection. And sometimes it takes manual editing of configuration files to get the settings (ESSID, channel, etc.) to stick.

Dedicated forums can help you with these two tasks:

Ubuntu forums:

www.ubuntuforums.org

http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/webforums


Mandriva forums:

http://forum.mandriva.com


I don't want to sound evil ("read the manual"), but if you update your distro, you'll be reading stuff and looking at forums anyway (to set up your video driver, printer, camera memory card reader, etc). And things do change between distros, and even from one release to the next (and hardware support improves!).

EDIT: Right now, I am having problems getting my configuration to stick so that WPA security will work, so I know how you feel!

Please, PLEASE let us know how it goes. Don't underestimate the power of hackers helping each other out!

saturndude 01-09-2009 02:06 PM

Oops....
 
I read your post again. I think modprobe only works until the next reboot. That's why I suggested forcing the module to load every time. Hope this helps.

vinnywrite 01-21-2009 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eap (Post 3395862)

So i found a D-Link DWL-G520 PCI Card.
I got it working and i followed all steps, yet when i rebooted it was gone...all my configuration was gone.

i was using ndiswrapper, and i did do the modprobe nidiswrapper stuff in order to keep the driver there following reboot.

modprobe ndiswrapper will just start the driver you just instaled with ndiswrapper by restarting ndiswrapper -----did you do the rest IE

ndiswrapper -i driver.inf
ndiswrapper -m
ndiswrapper -ma
ndiswrapper -mi

if you did all that it should have loaded agin on a reboot.


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