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Old 03-11-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Ndisswrapper and BCM4401

I have a dell 700m running SUSE 9.2 and so far everything is going pretty well (got resolution problems fixed, got wireless working etc) but after installing my wireless card (Intel pro/wireless lan 2100 3B Mini PCI adapter) using ndiswrapper I can no longer use my wired connection (being a Dell BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX.) It was working fine up until I installed the wireless card, however now when an ethernet cable is plugged in I just get website could not be found. I looked in YAST under the Network card setup and I see the BCM4401.. and the Intel Pro/wireless... under "Already configured Devices." Also, I had one other question about ndiswrapper, whenever i am at home using my WAP the wireless works fine, however when I am at work and school the wireless connection does not work. I was wondering if this might have something to do with the SSID because whenever I do iwconfig the ESSID is always listed as "Shawn" when forexample my school's SSID is "WildCat." Any help on any of these questions is greatly apreciated.
Old 03-11-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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I'm not using wireless yet but SCPM looks like it might be useful for you. I think that you need to set up a different network profile for home and work. I think that SCPM is a SUSE specific feature so I believe that you are in luck.

Here's an example of how to set up multiple profiles

kwifimanager looks like if might also be a useful tool.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by youngtom; 03-11-2005 at 11:33 PM.
Old 03-12-2005, 01:26 PM   #3
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hey, thanks youngtom I created 3 different profiles (one for wired conenction, one for wireless @home one for wireless @school) and both the wired and the home wireless work, and I havn't tried it but I think the school profile should work as well. Just in case any one else was having the same problem I went into /etc/sysconfig/network/ and changed my ifcfg-wlan... to StartMode='manual' and that allowed my wired conetion to work. In a seperate profile I have the ESSID in my ifcfg-wlan... file set to 'SHAWN' and StartMode='onboot' and that allows me to connect to my WAP at home. I will try the third profile on monday when I go to school. Thanks again though


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