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Old 11-27-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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PCLinuxOS wireless set up

i am using wifi as my internet source, and when i boot up PCLinuxOS on a live cd, it asks me "choose the connection you want to configure". these are the options they give: ethernet, satellite, cable modem, dsl, isdn, wireless, gprs/edge/3g, bluetooth dial up networking, or analog telephone modem (pots).

since wifi is wireless, i chose wireless (should i have done that?). then it goes to a choice "choose an ndiswrapper driver" with the options: "install a new driver" or "use the ndiswrapper driver home.desktop." i clicked the 1st choice (should i have done that?).

now this is where i get really lost. a new window comes up with no instructions with root, desktop, and file system as buttons. these buttons open up even more files. since there is no instructions, i do not know what to do, so i just pressed "ok". it then comes to a dead end saying "unable to install the home.desktop ndiswrapper driver."

so my main question is, can any one help me to find out how i can connect to the internet wit PCLinuxOS? thank you.
Old 11-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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ndiswrapper uses the Windows driver to make it work on Linux. There's a lot more to it than that, but that sums it up. When it ask for the ndiswrapper driver, you need the one for YOUR wireless card. You don't specify what you have, but this driver would on the CD that came with the wireless card you purchased. I believe ndiswrapper needs two files, the .inf file and the .sys file. I've never used PC Linux OS, so I won't be of much help on the specific procedure used to install the driver, but it sounds pretty automated. You just need to point and click to where the driver is.




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