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I have a new Dell Inspiron 2200 with Dell 1370 WLAN PCMCIA card but it is disabled by default.
I am running the newest Knoppix from DVD and am not able to get the network card going at all.
I have tried to use ndiswrapper to install the driver for it but after I do that I am always getting the error "no NIC found" or some such thing like that? I know it is probably something simple to fix. I run Knoppix on my ancient HP laptop and everything works great, but not on the new one.
I open up the wificonfig utility and it always says that the card is disabled and I don't know how to enable it
This morning I tried to install the "correct" driver for my card via ndiswrapper but when I use ndiswrapper -l it tells me that these are the incorrect drivers. Hmmmm
dmesg runs a list of things but I am thinking that the interesting line here is "eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xdfdfd000: irq 20: mac addr 00:14:22:B5:A9:87" I don't know exactly what this means but I am thinking that the card is at least recognized.
Also when I shut Knoppix down, one of the lines appear in the shutdown sequence is "stopping eth0" or something of that nature which would also lead me to believe that the card will work.
I open up kwifimanager to try to adjust settings but the gui shows that there is a question mark over an icon and it also states that it is "disabled".
I look in the device manager in XP and it tells me that I have a Dell 1370 WLAN minipci card. But the drivers that I found that are suppose to work with that specific card are wrong for some reason.
I want to thank everyone on the forums for the help. Mostly from surfing around and actually reading something.
I am now surfing this fine site with my newly activated wireless card on my Dell.
I ended up doing some searches on Google and other linux sites and found a few different things to try. Mostly different drivers that should work with my card. I used ndiswrapper and loaded the files bcmwl5.inf, bcmwl5.sys and bcml5a.inf. I found these files on an obscure site that had just those files that I needed. I had to fiddle around with some of the other settings obviously to set up my home network and WEP, but after all was said and done I am up and running.
* Don't add to an old thread that has nothing to do with your problem. Start a new one with a descriptive title
* State the problem or ask a question. All you did was post a list of things you poked at.
* Why are you trying to use NDISwrapper? You have an Intel wireless card and the native driver is included in recent Ubuntu releases.
* lsmod shows that the ipw3945 module is loaded. Is the firmware installed?
* Did you try to set the wireless parameters- SSID, for example - using either iwconfig or a GUI?
Try: sudo iwconfig eth1 essid <your_ssid>
* Are you using WEP or WPA? If so, use: sudo iwconfig eth1 key 123456whatever. If WPA, make sure wpa_supplicant is installed and use Network Manager to configure it (after you get it working with no security).
Does it work without security? If not, fix that first. Does the client associate with the AP? Can you pull an IP address?
For the WEP setup:
The SSID change took, but the client card is not associated with the network. Most likely, a setting error. Use a hex key at both ends, type carefully - it has to match exactly. Remember, the router has to have the same hex key. Don't use a passphrase.
The symptoms point to a setup issue, again. How are you configuring for WPA? Are you using PSK with TKIP or AES? Do the router settings match the client?