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Old 11-19-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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Angry SuSE Wireless Intel Pro/Wireless 2915


Ok, i have been trying to get my wireless up for 2 DAYS now!!! and i am getting frustrated...

My specs:

Distro: SuSE 10
Comp: Latitud Laptop D610

Wireless card: Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter

If i open up Yast - network devices - network card

It shows the Intel Pro/Wireless 2915 NIC. I have configed it with DHCP. Then typed in the ssid.. - didn't work.

Went to SuSE download the ipw-2200-firmware.RPM for an update. Then reconfigured it.. - didn't work

i download ndiswrapper. Installed 1.5.. The installation didnt work, and it said something about the kernel source..

So, i downloaded the ndiswrapper.rpm for suse. I did all the commands, and then when i went to do modprobe ndiswrapper came up with:

FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/extra/ndiswrapper.ko): Operation not permitted

So, then i uninstalled it.. and i checked to see if the ndiswrapper.ko file was there.. And it was still.. So i thought, (stupid, stupid) that if i delete it (and not back it up) that when i re-install it will be there.. (um.. dah!)

When i reinstalled it. Installed perfectly using the RPM 1.1.4. Then went the Konsole. Su-ed it.. then worked all fine until i typed in.. modprobe ndiswrapper it said:

FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

I researched on both of ndiswrapper. and couldn't find a relistic thing to do.

What do i do, to get my wireless working? In easy steps cause i am fairly new to linux.

Thank you
Old 11-20-2005, 08:59 AM   #2
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You seem to have done all the hard stuff except install your kernel sources via YaST. Once done, that should let you compile ndiswrapper correctly and then insert the module. The ndiswrapper installation wiki explains this right at the start.
Old 12-05-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
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Well, i got it working after a long time... SuSE 10 came with conflicting drivers for my NIC. I updated
my IPW2200 driver and now it runs fine.. BUt the overall problem i have now, is that my network card
DHCP table conflicts with my Wireless DHCP. I have to delete all my settings on my NIC, and then fiddle
around with DHCP-client, and it works... What i worked out is that if i use WPA on my router with my
wireless nic my DHCP works fine.. Well i am happy as long as it working.


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