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Old 08-12-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
rc51geo
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Help me get my laptop online


OK i'm tired of trying ndiswrapper. I've been trying for a week to get my laptop online. Here's my problem:

1st: I tried to install a DELL trumobile 1350
I got nidswrapper to install (suse 9.3 pro)
using the (nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/linux/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapperinfo.php) method. That went good

When I got to the part that requiers me to point ndiswrapper to the NIC driver I get "bcwml5a invalid driver". I don't how thats possible b'cus I'm using the CD that came with the card.

2nd. After about 2 days of that
I borrowed my friends NIC the linksys WPC54GS. When I put in the card slot SUSE immediately picked it up. But when I went yast i could find it.

can some help me please. i know i can do this with the right help. i don't want to use the linuxant solution.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
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I use the bcmwl5a driver for my Truemobile, which uses the BCM4306 chipset. It has given me no trouble under ndiswrapper. You are pointing it to the inf file, not the .sys file, right?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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Yes I did that. The 1st one I used use bcmwl5a.inf and it gave me an "invalid driver error." I then used the bcmwl5.inf no luck, and finally the bcmwl5.sys. No good either. I even tried to unistall the drivers,so that i could install it again, using the nidswrapper -e and i got "driver not installed. But when I installed again i got "driver already installed."
I don't get it.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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Is the ndiswrapper modules loaded? If not, modprobe ndiswrapper.

Post the output of 'lspci | grep Wireless'
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:35 PM   #5
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I type
linux:/`# modprobe ndiswrapper
and i got nothing, all it did was
linux:/`#
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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Then that generally means it successfully loaded the module. What does 'iwconfig' show? How about 'ndiswrapper -l'?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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iwconfig shows :
lo no wireless extensions
sit0 no wireles extensions

ndiswrapper -l shows:
bcmwl5a invalid driver!
bcmwl5 invalid driver!
bcmwl5.sys invalid driver!
lsbcmnds invalid driver!
 
Old 09-01-2005, 10:32 PM   #8
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rc51geo,

I ws wondering if you ever got your problem resolved? I am having the same problem with my wireless adapter.

Thanks
 
Old 10-08-2005, 01:22 PM   #9
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which version of ndiswrapper are you using ? make sure its the latest, which is 1.4. if not, 1.3 definately works for me as far as installing the driver goes. also, dont use the driver off the cd. type lspci and search for the wireless chipset. mine is bcm4306. after you get the latest ndiswrapper, search google for bcm4306, or whatever yours is, and use that driver. then
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
also, go with what works. if this doesnt figure out linux ant. its there for a reason and buying it isnt mandatory, though without the key code you download speeds are slightly limited.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
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uninstall all drivers except for bcmwl5a.inf and .sys. then do this:
modprobe ndiswrapper
iwconfig wlan0 key "Your key type here (open, shared, etc., without quotes)" "Your key here (without quotes)"
iwconfig wlan0 essid "your essid here (without quotes)"
dhcpcd wlan0

I have a trumobile 1450 and this gets it working
Start kwifimanger and see if you have a valid IP address (usually 192.168.0.101 or something)
Then unplug your network cable if you have it plugged in just to mak sure that your are trying to use your wireless card, and see if it works.
 
  


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