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FordPrefect 07-25-2005 04:59 AM

WLAN Problem Truemobile 1300 WLAN on Debian 3 with NDISWRAPPER

I've got Debian 3.1 Sarge installed on my Dell Inspiron 5100 notebook.
Kernel version 2.6.8-2.
I wanted it to work with my Dell Truemobile 1300 WLAN internal.
It's broadcom based so I had to do it with the ndiswrapper.

I installed the Windows driver with NDISWRAPPER which then tolled me installation was okay.
I added ndiswrapper to my /etc/modules list and added
the following lines to the /etc/network/interfaces list
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

This makes the WLAN lights turn on at boot and with the KDE WLAN link checker it shows good signal. But I don't get WLAN working on my network.
My wireless network has:
- 128-bits WEP key protection

I also tried to add:
wireless_mode Managed
wireless_key s: <wepkey>
wireless_essid <WLAN name>

to the interfaces file.

According to some manuals I should be able to config the WLAN with iwconfig but this is a command which is not understood by my machine (is there a program I miss?) I also tried to open Wireless Networking with the KDE control center but this also gives an error about iwconfig after which I am able to config a wlan but this doesn't seem to work either (I filled out my network name, key and interface wlan0 at the KDE control center -> wireless network screen)

Does anyone have an idea or a good solution (maybe a right order)
I wouldn't really know what and what not to add to the interfaces file and where to config my WLAN.

At this very moment I got:
ndiswrapper in my modules list
iface wlan0 inet dhcp at my network interfaces list

priller 07-29-2005 08:07 PM

You probably need wireless-tools installed.


apt-get install wireless-tools
if you can connect to the internet some other way.

Fernandoch 08-08-2005 10:00 AM

Or with the same way you installed your system ...

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