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Old 07-20-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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Thumbs up D-Link DWL-G510 -SUCCESS (SuSE 9.3)


Here is what I did to get my wireless up and running

Installed the wireless card

then I copied the d-link drivers to my HD
then opened a shell,
su <enter>
it asked for password I entered it

changed directories to where I located the driver


ndiswrapper -l <enter>
got a list that said nothing was installed


ndiswrapper -i NETA3BA.inf (note your driver may be different) <enter>

it did its thing returned a message that driver neta3ab was installed

I opned YAST. went to network cards and configured the ESSID and the Key

then I opened up KwifiManager it had the ESSID up and connected

and then I opened up my firefox browser and wrote you guys about it.

total time; under 30 minutes. I pass my newbie test. and now a newbie first class
Old 08-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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He's right!

Did the same with broadcom.
Got an HPzv5000
running suse 9.3 64-bit with netbc564.inf
oh, and wpa
Old 08-16-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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I just tried installing a DWL-G510 on my SuSe 9.1 box yesterday. I installed the driver with ndiswrapper and when i ran "ndiswrapper -l" it reported it installed. However, when running iwconfig I get nothing. YaST finds the card and I can configure it as a wireless, but upon reboot I get an error message that wlan0 doesn't exist. It seems half my system sees the card and half doesn't.

Any suggestions?
Old 08-16-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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ttavenne - I have found the following instructions helped me - try it

WIKI: NDISWrapper for SuSE 9.x

good luck!
Old 08-21-2005, 01:51 PM   #5
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afaiq - Thank you for the resource. With a combination of this and a little grunt work I was able to get it working. I find, however, that after every restart of the network configuration (ie. init.d/network start|restart) I have to manually setup routing (ie. route add default gateway ....) Any suggestions on automating this process?

I've also noticed that my signal quality is considerably lower than the quality on a windows box using the same card. Think this has anything do to with ndiswrapper, or possibly something I could fix?

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