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Old 10-08-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Wireless on Dell Inspiron 2200


Hope someone can help here.

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.

Any advice would be great!
 
Old 10-08-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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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!
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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The card is witched on and the KDE wireless strength meter shows a signal. Everything seems to be setup correctly i just cant get any data throught the connection
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:20 AM   #4
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/sbin/dhclient wlan0 the command I use to connect my wireless adapter to the router.

Are you usre that the driver works for the card?
 
Old 10-09-2005, 05:57 AM   #5
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im using

ifconfig wlan0 up

to connect. The driver is reported to work correctly. When i type dhcpcd wlan0 i get the message:

dhcpcd: already running
 
Old 10-09-2005, 11:40 AM   #6
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when it says 'dhcpcd: already running' does it give a 4-digit number? if so, you can termeinate that process with
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kill [4-digitnumber]
you can then re-run that script.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 01:51 PM   #7
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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?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:28 PM   #8
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Hmm...that is strange.

Did you check to see if your card is supported fully be ndiswrapper? If so, do they tell you what drivers to use?

The version of the driver does matter.



Link to list of cards known to work: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
 
Old 10-16-2005, 01:13 PM   #9
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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?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:03 PM   #10
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I ping someone to see if the network is up or not.

ping [hostname] should do it.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 04:30 AM   #11
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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
 
  


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