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Old 08-28-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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Setting up a wireless card


Im Really new to linux, I just put on SuSE 9.1 Personal Today, and i looked everywhere, and I was wondering how to set up a built in wireless network card, help wpuld be GREATLY loved.

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Old 08-28-2004, 05:56 PM   #2
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Suse has a good wifi support for a lot of wifi products but not for all.

You can check the type of wifi you have by

start the terminal program

login in as superuser, type

su -

now get a list of hardware components, type

lspci

lspci -n

post the content of both instructions
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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linux:~ # lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device cbb2 (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
0000:00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation Intel 537 [M5457 AC-Link Modem]
0000:00:09.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g (rev 02)
0000:00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
0000:00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
0000:00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
0000:00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
0000:00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
0000:00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
0000:00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 340M
linux:~ # lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 Class 0600: 1002:cbb2 (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 Class 0604: 1002:7010
0000:00:06.0 Class 0401: 10b9:5451 (rev 02)
0000:00:07.0 Class 0601: 10b9:1533
0000:00:08.0 Class 0703: 10b9:5457
0000:00:09.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 02)
0000:00:0a.0 Class 0607: 1217:6972
0000:00:0b.0 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 50)
0000:00:0b.1 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 50)
0000:00:0b.2 Class 0c03: 1106:3104 (rev 51)
0000:00:0c.0 Class 0c00: 104c:8026
0000:00:10.0 Class 0101: 10b9:5229 (rev c4)
0000:00:11.0 Class 0680: 10b9:7101
0000:00:12.0 Class 0200: 100b:0020
0000:01:05.0 Class 0300: 1002:4337
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:14 AM   #4
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14e4=broadcom and 4320=Linksys WMP54G PCI rev 03

It's a broadcom chip also use in the Linksys WMP54G PCI

that means

The only drivers to work are the drivers from



http://www.linuxant.com
these drivers are not for free

and

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net



Both use the windows drivers
look for 14e4 4320
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/List

Because you work with sources you have to have development tools and the kernel source installed on your computer

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/w...elessCardSetup

Some kernel implementations use a 4K stack size and produce errors

this link supplies a 12K stack size
http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...ernel-i686.php
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:07 AM   #5
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If you have an alternate network connection (like wired ethernet), or if you already have it on your distro media, try installing ndiswrapper. I had to use it on my laptop with SuSE 9.1 and it worked great. Do a google search on ndiswrapper and SuSE; there is some great information on SuSE's site regarding setup of ndiswrapper and wireless connections.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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I cant get that nis Driver, I cant compile it, I dont have GCC, help?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:59 PM   #7
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If you can connect temporarily through a wireless connection, use YaST2, the configuration manager in SuSE, to install ndiswrapper.

Here's a link to the complete installation instructions for SuSE:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...iswrapper.html

And here's the link to setting up your wlan interface:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/11/wavelan.html

Hope that helps.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:36 PM   #8
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Thanks anyways, But I cant getonline at all =-o
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:20 AM   #9
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Sorry about that, I meant 'wired connection,' not 'wireless connection.'

Last time I used SuSE 9.1, ndiswrapper was not included on the installation media. With all of the linux distros that I have used, this has been an issue. My only recourse has been to set up the system, including ndiswrapper, using a regular ethernet connection, and then disable the ethernet connection once I had ndiswrapper and my wlan properly configured.

It would be nice if some of the distros could start including ndiswrapper on their installation media.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 08:48 PM   #10
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Aight Pimp, Im using an ethernet cable, and i got that ndiswrapper driver installed , what next :-\

Help through AIM would be great too, its faster ; AIM; sulfur
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:42 AM   #11
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If you try using Yast dont try to setup the card that it recognizes, choose "other"
and advanced then setup your wireless settings there.
Joe
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:56 AM   #12
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Now that your got ndiswrapper installed, you can use it to install the drivers for your wireless card. Check out the first link I gave you for the step by step procedure for doing that.

Once you have your drivers installed, use YaST to configure your wireless card. You may need to install the package 'wireless-tools' in order to do this.

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If you try using Yast dont try to setup the card that it recognizes, choose "other"
and advanced then setup your wireless settings there.
Joe
He's right. Just add your wireless card manually by choosing 'other.'

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