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Old 05-06-2007, 11:23 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2007 Spring isnt seeing my Wireless network!! >.<


I am a n00b to Linux so pardon my ignorance but I have installed Mandriva Spring 2007 and it works great but i have a LinkSys WUSB54GC wireless networking card... Mandriva sees the card but it wont see my wireless network it will see the one across the street but not mine can someone point me in the right direction and tell me what to do?! Thank you!!

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Old 05-07-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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Why dont you try configuring ur ESSID manually. Go to the MCC->Network and Internet, delete ur existing wireless interface, then add a new one and manually configure your ESSID there. It should work.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:40 PM   #3
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Wifi in Mandriva

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I am a n00b to Linux so pardon my ignorance but I have installed Mandriva Spring 2007 and it works great but i have a LinkSys WUSB54GC wireless networking card... Mandriva sees the card but it wont see my wireless network it will see the one across the street but not mine can someone point me in the right direction and tell me what to do?! Thank you!!
I am also trying Mandriva for first time tonight. Got a live CD booted up with no problem but had to spend five minutes to get wireless working. It seemed to me that once it knew to look for a wireless network, it found it and a couple of neighbors too on the third or fourth try. I had to exit and retry the connection set up a couple times before it worked and it is working fine right now. Don't know if it will install on hard drive for me or boot up after a hard drive install.

I also tried Mepis several times but couldn't get its Knetworkmanger to see any networks. It used to work fine until I did some upgrades. Kubuntu Knetwork Manager hooks up to wireless easy but it won't boot up after I install it on hard drive. it was also working fine before an upgrade. PCLOS kept booting up to a black screen after it connected to wireless network even when I tried to boot into safe video mode.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 06:27 AM   #4
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I am a n00b to Linux so pardon my ignorance but I have installed Mandriva Spring 2007 and it works great but i have a LinkSys WUSB54GC wireless networking card... Mandriva sees the card but it wont see my wireless network it will see the one across the street but not mine can someone point me in the right direction and tell me what to do?! Thank you!!
Link sys is one of the wireless boards you just do not use with Linux.

I believe now it is the only one that does not work with 2007.1 which is great for wireless but would have liked searchlight as well (Ubuntu)

They are trying to get $25 for the driver.

Get rid and avoid the hassle. you could alternatively go to linksys and buy their driver full instructions on their site. considering good cards can be had for less it is cheaper to get another card.

I guess Linksys is a division of Microsoft.

 
Old 05-13-2007, 02:33 AM   #5
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I now have Ubuntu and it has surpassed my expectations. Ubuntu is the way to go!!! >.< It works with both cards i have a D-Link and Linksys!! ^-^ i love my D-link better it gets better signal. thank you guys for all your help!
 
Old 05-13-2007, 02:33 AM   #6
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I now have Ubuntu and it has surpassed my expectations. Ubuntu is the way to go!!! >.< It works with both cards i have a D-Link and Linksys!! ^-^ i love my D-link better it gets better signal. thank you guys for all your help!
 
Old 05-14-2007, 05:14 AM   #7
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I now have Ubuntu and it has surpassed my expectations. Ubuntu is the way to go!!! >.< It works with both cards i have a D-Link and Linksys!! ^-^ i love my D-link better it gets better signal. thank you guys for all your help!
Yes I agree but I prefer the KDE screen to start up and use Ubuntu with this screen.

Problem with Ubuntu is lack of root and running websites without it is a pain in the neck.

But it is great with laptops and works on everything I tried.
 
  


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