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Old 12-09-2004, 05:52 AM   #1
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iwconfig help

Just a quick one cause im stuck
I've done pretty well so far setting up my Netgear WG311v2 wireless card in SUSE 9.2 and everything seems fine except for one thing:

when i use iwconfig to set the essid and mode to auto, it seems fine and is connected (even appears in my router in "attatched devices") but then everything reverts back to off. Heres the low-down

say at the prompt i type this after starting a terminal:

iwconfig wlan0 mode auto
iwconfig wlan0 essid *****

(then up to this point everything is fine and the card shows up as attached to the router but then the very next command:

iwconfig wlan0

shows things like ESSID: off and mode Moderated and things like that and the card dissapears from the routers "attached devices" list, as though the settings aren't being saved to the card somehow?

Im at a total loss as everything was going OK up until this.

Also what is the file i have to edit to set this card up on start up?

Old 12-09-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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Hello houston 1981,

I used to live in Oz and worked for Ozemail - we always had problems at the campbelltown POP! That was in the good old days of 56k of course!
Anyhoo, you will probably want to
modprobe ndiswrapper
(I take it thats what you're using) and after that use YAST to configure your wireless network, making sure you put a x in the start on boot box. This should write the configuration.
Old 12-09-2004, 07:59 PM   #4
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Yes i was using ndiswrapper, and had it set up correctly thanks for the reply. I switched to linuxants driverloader and i had it working withing about 30 seconds :/

I have heard that the WG311 ver 2 cards have problems with ndiswrapper maybe it just wasn't "destined to work"

Thanks for the help anyhow


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