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Old 08-21-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Activating Recognized Wireless Card

Very novice question here but...

I am running Debain (Sarge) on an old Gateway Solo 9500 laptop. Everything is savvy and smooth except for my wireless card, which is mucho important for the laptop. I have a D-Link DWL-G630. I believe the card and the necessary driver may be recognized by Debian. It is listed when using lspci as:

Ethernet controller: Marvell Technoogy Group Ltd. Marvell W8300 802.11 Adapter (rev 07)

I think that all the software necessary to drive the card is on the system, but even though it is recognized, I can not (no better way to say this) "activate" the damn thing. No LED on, no life in the card. I haven't really been able to hunt down the answer to this on the web, either because it is extremely n00b or just fairly random. Any easy things I am missing, or people who have had similar problems?

Thanks much LinuxQuestion.Org Community,
Old 08-21-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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Too quick to go bothering anyone. Sorry, got it working with latest XP drivers and ndiswrapper. Didn't realize I needed ndiswrapper -m and then modprobe wlan0.


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