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Old 07-26-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Problem with debian and netgear wg111v2 wireless adapter

I got debian and netgear wg111v2 wireless adapter.
Debian can not find adapter. Be truly I dont know a commands in console. What why and i asking here
(because in mandriva its was very easy,there was option in menu,look for new hardware or something like what)
So anybody can tell me commands dont wory i got a driver )
Old 08-01-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hello, manas.

Try running
in a terminal and check if your wireless adapter appears in the list.

Then run
and check if the module is installed. If it's not try the following:

The driver you have is a source code or a binary?

If you have a source code you'll have to compile and install the driver:
1. first unpack it (by running '$tar -xzvf filename-version.tar.gz' or '$tar -xjvf filename-version.tar.bz2'...)
2. then go into the directory, where you should find a binary configure script. run it with ./configure
3. run $make to compile and link everything
4. run $sudo make install to install the driver. (if you can open a root terminal, ignore the 'sudo' command)

In the source directory you should have a text file named README that may help you with the setup.

If any file is missing, you can install, in debian, a program named auto-apt (by running '$sudo apt-get install -y auto-apt' ). It solves and downloads dependencies automatically for you. Then run
'$auto-apt -r ./configure' and '$auto-apt -r make' instead.

If you have the binary files, find the kernel module (a file with the device name and .o or .ko extension) and run, as root
$/sbin/insmod filename.ko
$/sbin/insmod filename.o

to check if it's installed and run a graphical tool (like wireless-assistant or system-config-network).

Last edited by tiagoreul; 08-01-2007 at 07:55 PM.


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