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Old 01-29-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy cant get linux to reconize my wireless card

i'm run'n knoppix 6.5 (i think) from a usb stick. under 'ifconfig' it finds 'eth0', but when i put in 'iwconfig eth0' it says: 'eth0 no wireless extensions'.
i've tried other linux live cd's but to no avail...interestinly enough, when i run a linux (ubuntu) live cd on my virtual pc it hooks up(?..i figure bcuz its reading from da virtual ethernet?)
further more, i researched it to the conclusion that the driver is not being detected. i tried ndiswrapper (under 'puppy') but tht didnt work either ( i've downloaded the lastes version of ndiswrapper and i plan on trying it again w/ the installation disk of the wireless card). however, even in my research i've seen there seem to be a difficulty in getting this particular driver to work? (netgear wg311v3 - wireless g pci adapter)
any idea how i can over come this problem? i'm kinda new @ linux, but i like the challenge. it doesnt matter wat linux system (the responder) suggest would help...i'll download it. but i'm really trying to get 1 online cuz i have to learn how to work the packaging systems.
thanx in advance
Old 01-30-2010, 03:15 AM   #2
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1) Google is your friend:

2) Even though it may be catchy with the rest of the internets,
talking leet and all dat jes ain't da t'ing wit' da boyz and grrlz of da Open Source communities.
Old 01-30-2010, 03:28 AM   #3
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Post the section of "sudo lspci -v" dealing with your wireless device. Post the output of "lspci -n" as well. Together they may enable us to find the kernel module to use.

Use ndiswrapper only as a last resort. But if you do, look for README file with the package. It may indicate the best windows driver to use with ndiswrapper for your device. It isn't always the one on the device's CD install disk.
Old 01-30-2010, 03:32 AM   #4
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Wassup widdit vanilla face? Me and my homie Azamat just wonderin wat dis sez:

# iwconfig
# iwscan list
So.. bang bang skeet skeet.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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Carbonfiber: Your attempt at humor is a bit abusive. Please watch that in the future.


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