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Old 01-25-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Help im a noobie


I have a insporion 8500, mandrake 10 and a a belkin 802.11b card (fsd9020 v2) During install it detcted my card. I am completly new to linux and would like some help ( a lot of help) getting wifi on). Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:03 PM   #2
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I got a bit farther on my own, I downloaded ndiswrapper so that I can install the windows ndis drivers for my belkin fsd9020 v.2, my first problem is a error I get when I try to run make for ndiswrapper
[jeff@localhost ndiswrapper-0.12]$ make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeff/ndiswrapper-0.12/driver'
Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/build;
give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeff/ndiswrapper-0.12/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[jeff@localhost ndiswrapper-0.12]$


The second problem is that the drivers I have are in a .exe form, and I dont know how to get them out.
Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:05 PM   #3
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What is your question exactly?

To just connect to your AP use the wireless tools. From a command prompt you can type iwconfig and configure your wireless network like that. There are also gui tools available to get your network up and going. The forums have some information on that.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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i tried iwconfig and got the following
[root@localhost jeff]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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I just got ndiswrapper working, It seems I wasnt root when i was running it. Now because iwconfig doesnt find any wireless extensions I am guessing that I dont have wireless drivers for my card, so how do I get the drivers out of my .exe file?
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:30 PM   #6
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In a windows computer just run the .exe file. It should extract the files take the driver folder and put it on your linux box. Then run ndiswrapper in that directroy Or if you want to stay in linux you could try wine but that is way outside the scope of the question
 
Old 01-25-2005, 08:24 PM   #7
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I installed it, and went to the directory there was no .inf file, only files for the belkin wireless lan software. Everywhere I look they are offering the .exe drivers. Does anyone have any ideas where to get the right drivers?
 
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The best cource of action is to determine the chipset that it has and then find drivers for that. Also on the ndiswrapper site there is a list of cards and drivers check that and see if you can find your card.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 08:47 PM   #9
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i think I got a bit farther, I check in windows to figure out where the driver was and I found the one connected with my device, I copied that and installed it. I check to se if it worked with ndis -l and it shows the belkin driver but it says the device is not connected. Im gonna try what you said about the chipset driver tomorro (I have a big english exam tomorro and I have to get a good night sleep, after exam I try it)

Thanks so much for your help
 
  


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