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Old 05-11-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Need a lot of Help- Several Questions


Hello!

I'm trying to get into Linux but have had problems so far. My main setback is the inability to easily get a Linksys WUSB54G or WUSB11 USB wireless Internet adapter to work on my computer. I tried Kubuntu, but the tools needed to install ndiswrapper were missing and Kynaptic never worked.

I need an easy to use distro that works out of the box or very easily with either of my wireless Internet adapters. If that isn't possible, what wireless cards will work with Linux out of the box and with what distros?

I've tried so many different things amd I'm very confused!



Thanks for your time!
 
Old 05-11-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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My desktop uses a Prism54 chipset DLink card - works ok with SUSE9.3
My Laptop uses a PCMCIA Prism2 Benq card - works ok with SUSE9.3
 
Old 05-11-2005, 07:22 PM   #3
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Did it work out of the box or did you have to do any tweaking?
 
Old 05-12-2005, 03:11 AM   #4
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Your cards are supported by ndiswrapper. There's an installation instruction on their site. I think if you have suse you have to download the gcc package as well cause some suse doesn't come with a compiler automatically.

BTW which tools to install ndiswrapper were missing? Did you try installing it from source (a .tar.gz package)

AltF4 suggest that suse has the drivers you need in it already. I don't know what they're called though, but you have to get those loaded into the kernel. You can do that with "modprobe drivername". I can't help you with this though as I use ndiswrapper and I don't know the names of those drivers.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 05:00 AM   #5
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Both could be configured with the Yast tools.
The only draback: couldn't get WPA working, only WEP
 
Old 05-16-2005, 06:47 AM   #6
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I use Debian Sarge. My wireless card (a Netgear WG311v2 with TI's notorious ACX-111 chipset) didn't work out of the box, but a package called module assistant made it easy. It downloaded the kernel source, gcc, and the ndiswrapper source automatically, it then compiled, installed and modprobed it. All I had to do was set up the alias and the configuration and it worked. I didn't even have to reboot.

Something the ndiswrapper folks don't tell you is that you need the usbcore module installed and running in the kernel. Without it, ndiswrapper won't work.

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Old 05-16-2005, 08:18 AM   #7
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For WPA there's a program called wpa_supplicant I think. Never used it though.

Wouldn't ndiswrapper only need usbcore if you have an usb card?
Quote:
root@debian:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
via686a 19880 0
i2c_sensor 2880 1 via686a
i2c_viapro 7116 0
i2c_isa 1984 0
i2c_core 24208 4 via686a,i2c_sensor,i2c_viapro,i2c_isa
ndiswrapper 138644 0
snd_via82xx 28836 3
snd_ac97_codec 70148 1 snd_via82xx
snd_pcm 98824 2 snd_via82xx
snd_timer 25796 2 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11752 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 8000 1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 25124 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8200 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 57156 11 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 9984 1 snd
nvidia 4819444 12
See no usbcore but it works fine
 
  


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