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I would scrap ndiswrapper and give the Intel Linux driver a shot...
Thanks for trying to help me out, but I've read the INSTALL file and it seems a little too complicated for a newbie. I'll try to find a specialist to do the job.
But what puzzles me, is that Mandriva Flash (a small version on a USB-stick) has the driver on board and gave me a connection from the first moment. And the plain Mandriva version 3 cd's big, doesn't have it and requires all kind of hocus pocus to build a wireless connection. Can someone understand this?
I think you should go back to using Windows. Then you won't have to feel like a newbie and have to read complicated stuff on the internet.
That was pretty rude and un-called for. If you don't have anything constructive to add, go somewhere else. It's not like people come here because they already KNOW what they are doing, and he certainly wasn't asking to be spoon fed.
Thanks for being one of 'those people' that gives the community a black eye.
Now why don't you just get back on your high horse and ride off into the sunset.. your work here is done.
Thanks for supporting me. I've been using Unix for 30 years now. So I don't think I'm completely stupid. But in my complete Unix carreer I never had to recompile the kernel, which seems to be necessary, afaiu, in order to install this wireless driver ... Or is recompiling a piece of cake which one should not be afraid of?
If your card is Intel 2915A/b/g....
Did you try the W29n15.INF.
And as far as kernel recompiling is concerned, it might not be a piece of cake for someone who has never done it. But with 30 years of experience with Unix, you should not have much of a problem with some online documentation.
Probably, you can do it with more ease than you guess.