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Old 01-23-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Linksys WMP54G in Ndiswrapper

I have the Linksys WMP54G wireless network card. Now that I've got Ndiswrapper all set up and working with my card theres seems to be one big problem stopping me from being able to browse this site with my desktop. Ndiswrapper recognizes my card and all and 'it' says that the card is initialized, along with iwconfig, KWifiManager, and such. But I'm unable to find any wireless network with the iwlist command or with KWiFiManager. The lights on my WMP54G V.2 doesn't come on at all... So I'm thinking that the card is not being powered on. The only problem is, how do I power it on? I'm running Fedora Core 3 with the 16k Stack patch along with Ndiswrapper 0.12 installed with the Broadcom drivers included by Linksys. Does anyone know how to get this damn card to work? Seems like it's quite difficult according to all the articles I've read. But there are some who say that it works easily for them and one particular article made me jelous of SuSE Linux Professional's YaST network configuator. I'd love to fix this problem, then get on with the my other Linux issue which is that I can't seem to boot into Windows no more after Fedora Core did something to the MBR or somethin...
Old 01-30-2005, 02:23 AM   #2
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You know, I had pretty much the exact same problem (WMP54G card not working on fc3). I tried everything only to find out that I had to install the drivers that were on the disc that came with the wireless card (which I still had). Once I installed those drivers, everything worked fine. I'm not saying that it will work for you, but it's a shot.
Old 04-09-2006, 12:05 AM   #3
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you can make a shell script to do this all for you

if this doesnt help, then this is over my head

save this as / or something
export PATH=$PATH:/sbin:/usr/sbin
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid 'YOURESSIDHERE'
ifconfig wlan0
route add default gw
this is assuming your defaut gateway will be 0.1 and ur ip will be static. If you want to do it via dhcp, replace the last 2 lines from above with

dhclient wlan0
run / to start your interface by going:
how simple is that?


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