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Old 04-23-2006, 01:31 AM   #1
michalng
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Usb Wireless Adapter, Dlink and Netgear


I am trying out several USB Wireless adapter and hit a brick wall.

Dlink DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter (54Mbps)
This adapter works seemlessly with OpenSuSE 10.0
Just plug it in and reboot.
Call up YAST -> Network Devices -> Network Card.
The adapter is already detected and listed in the configuration list.
Just update the network info and you can surf.


Netgear WG111T Wireless USB Adapter (108Mbps)
I need to buy a USB adapter and was hoping to get something faster.
Borrowed one from my bro and was shock that I can't to get it to work with ndiswrapper.
Anyone using this and had configured it before?


Dlink DWL-G132 Wireless USB Adapter (108Mbps)
As I was saying above, I need to buy a USB adapter and was hoping to get something faster.
Looked up dlink's website and notice that it should be DWL-G132.
I was hoping that since DWL-G122 works great in linux, this should too.
Anyone using this?
Appreciate if anyone could confirm if it works in OpenSuse.

Many thanks in advance for any info.

 
Old 04-23-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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I dont have WG111T but I do have WG111 which is the 54mb version. I can get it to work w/ Ndiswrapper, but there's no linux native driver yet. There is one noted at prism54.org but no one seems to know how to get it working.

Have you checked the ndiswrapper compatibility list?
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...&printable=yes
Let me know if you need help. Ndiswrapper should be pretty easy to do though.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by crazibri
I dont have WG111T but I do have WG111 which is the 54mb version. I can get it to work w/ Ndiswrapper, but there's no linux native driver yet. There is one noted at prism54.org but no one seems to know how to get it working.

Have you checked the ndiswrapper compatibility list?
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...&printable=yes
Let me know if you need help. Ndiswrapper should be pretty easy to do though.

hi crazibri,

had checked the ndiswrapper compatibility list at sourceforge and all the USB adapter is listed in there.

I agreee that ndiswrapper is rather straight forward and is able to setup a brandless USB adapter with ndiswrapper and running.

however when I tried with Netgear WG111T, openSUSE 10.0 seems to be unable to detect it.

was hoping that someone (or someone who knows someone ) is using it and confirm if it is okay.


thanks for the offer though
 
Old 05-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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I reinstalled openSUSE yesterday and figured out how to get my wireless working. Here's how:

1. Open up GNOME Terminal or Konsole and type: sudo zypper install kernel-default. This will install a default kernel other than the regular PAE kernel.

2. Reboot and you should have an extra kernel entry like "openSUSE 11.1 -- kernel_version (default). Highlight it and press enter. Login and open up a terminal again.

3. Type sudo zypper install kernel-source gcc. This will get the necessary tools to build ndiswrapper against your new kernel.

4. After the installation is complete, get the ndiswrapper tarball from it's sourceforge website. I recommend getting 1.54 (the latest version) because it works flawlessly while compiling. Extract the tarball to a temporary location.

5. Open a terminal again and go to the ndiswrapper directory where you extracted the tarball. Type make. This will compile ndiswrapper. After you get dropped back to "username@hostname:-", type "make install". This will install ndiswrapper.

6. Login as root by typing "su -". Enter your password. Type ndiswrapper. If you get the program's options list, ndiswrapper has been successfully installed.

7. Get your wireless card's drivers from a CD or online. You need the files that end in .inf.

8. Plug in your wireless card and type: "ndiswrapper -i drivername.inf". This instals the driver for your wireless card. Check to make sure that it has really been installed by typing: "ndiswrapper -l". It should show up with something like:

driver netwg11t.inf installed
<device present 123:344>

9. Type: "ndiswrapper -m".

10. Type: "modprobe ndiswrapper". This should activate your wireless card. You will see it's light come on (if any). You can now configure your wireless card the normal way with YaST or with NetworkManager.
 
  


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