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I hae tried many times to get my laptop wireless working with suse 9.2. I can go through all the ndiswrapper setup to the end but cannot ever ping my router. I have turned off encryption and the firewall on suse but still nothing.
It may be that you need to turn your wireless card on. Most laptops have a feature where you press "Fn" and "F2" at the same time to ensure the wireless card is on. If that is not the problem, you might try going to a terminal, logging in as root, and issuing the commands " ifdown eth0" minus the quotation marks and "ifup wlan0" minus the quotation marks. Hopefully this helps!
Ok, i tried another driver, one that matches exactly the hardware info from lspci. The wireless worked for about 20 seconds, on different websites then stopped. I looked in /var/log/messages and was getting a lot of 'martian source' messages from my router to my laptops ip address.
Any idea why this is and why it worked for a few seconds before this happened?
I am using a driver that matches the pciid number, it says it is not he same card type but i thought this was the one i should use. I have also tried a driver that someone else says they have working that was downloaded directly from the dell website.
So when i type "ifconfig wlan0 up" how can i actually tell if the network is up or not? Is there somewhere i can look to get more information about what is happening?
I have upgraded to Suse10 and i still get the same problem. I restart the networks from within Yast and i get wireless for maybe 15 seconds before it stops in mid transfer. I still get the martain source messages but these also arrive when the connection is still working.
I have completely diabsled the firewall and i still get the same problem. Is it possible that the driver is crashing after a few seconds? Would i be able to see any evidence of this anywhere? There is nothing obvious in /var/log/messages