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Old 02-14-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Knoppix ( Well Microsoft Wireless card not working on linux? )

Before i am going to install linux i tryed knoppix linux , aka Live Linux off a CD.
I noticed my internet wasnt working becasue i was using micosoft wireless lan card , is there a way to get this to work my friend gave me a site to download a software. ndiswrapper-2.0 i belive , but i have no clue hnow to configur it or what to do with it , can anyone please help me?

get my internet to work on linux if all goes well i wanna install Mandrake Linux or Slack Linux this weekend =X !
Old 02-14-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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Knoppix has ndiswrapper installed, all you have to do is:

1. make sure the wireless card is plugged in

2. get the proper drivers, and extract them to your desktop

the way i get the drivers is; I happen to have a speedstream usb network lan card that i bought at bestbuy for $15. Linux always has the drivers for it. I configure it in the control center, and I then just grab the drivers and download them.

3. open a terminal as root (type su, then enter)

4. type ndiswrapper -i /home/knoppix/desktop/drivers

5. take out the wireless card

6. type ndiswrapper -m

7. type modprobe ndiswrapper

8. insert the card

9. configure the wireless card & security in the control center.
Old 02-14-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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I have the cd of it , is that alright

and do i have to take my card out , such a bother?
if i must i shall do it anything for my linux !


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