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Old 06-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
duckfeet
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Wireless on USB SLAX not recognized, can't connect.


Greetings:

I wanted a usb linux install. I've tried slax (and puppylinux.) I've used unetbootin, and regular install. That isn't the problem. They install fine, and work with eithernet cable. I simply cannot get either to work in Wireless Mode.

This computer that I installed these with, is:
Dell Latitude 2100, with XP.
Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Wireless Card, Version A.22
BCM4315/BCM22062000

Driver File Details:
c:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\BCMWL5.SYS

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In linux, either one, neither of the automated Connection programs show any wireless card, I've tried in puppylinux to do the automated ndiswrapper, nothing works...I've tried everything I can come up with, but nothing seems to show. I like slax,I couldn't find what I needed on that forum.

On slax, nothing automated worked, and Downloaded a module, attempting to 'automate' process, no joy either.

iwconfig: no wireless extension

I found this: http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

Which 'seems' to be correct driver, but I've been hours at this, and realize I need to run it be some experts: lack of sleep makes me chancy, and I don't want to hose the OS. Thankyou!

EDIT: Well, before I tried that broadcom driver, I figured I'd try *one* more linux distro, and gave xpud a try, and once it was up, I clicked on the 'wireless' icon, and up came my wireless - yay! . The whole reasons I was doing this was to have a tor anonymous browser, and this works perfect, as firefox is setup for it...so I'm good: thankyou to all who viewed this, and best wishes to everybody still struggling...

Last edited by duckfeet; 06-20-2011 at 09:01 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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