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Old 03-05-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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Activating wireless, hardware disable button

I have managed to install all my drivers through ndiswrapper.
It shows up in ifconfig wlan0

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:A5:39:BE:FB
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:3 Memory:c0200000-c0202000

The card is a broadcom.

My problem thus is not configuring the card but activating it, i have a button under windows which activates a led, this led is off in windows, how can i give the instruction to activate the card?

The laptop is an amilo 1655, 2ghz amd 64bit.

I really have no idea what to look for and if you have some pointers i would be grateful.

Old 03-05-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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You need to enter IP for that card

# ifconfig wlan0 up

then you can ping it.

Use iwconfig for wireless configuration.

# iwlist wlan0 scan - to see AP
# iwconfig wlan0 essid YOUR_ESSID - to connect with appropriate IP
Old 03-05-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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mm thx for the configuration i missed that,
I still have the led or antenae or whatever problem, there are 3 wifi's i can see from here under windows.
Can't detect any at the moment.
I have looked in the BIOS but i can't activate it by default on startup.
It would be very disapointing if there was now ay to get the wifi running.
Anyway thx

Old 03-06-2006, 01:16 AM   #4
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After looking around it seems I need to activate a certain variable in my driver, at least thats how it works for the ACER but its not the same variable for my driver

Also a driver for amilo 7400 (5400?) exist called fasm.XX.XX but since its not for my card it doesnt seem to want to install

Any ideas where I can find my driver (broadcom)?
Not the inf which i install i was thinking once initialized the environmental settings for it which seems to be where you can control this on other machines...

So I can mess around with the different settings?

Thx for the help

Old 03-07-2006, 05:06 AM   #5
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No one?

I am just looking for where ndiswrapper has saved my driver or variables it uses as options to the different properties of the card.

This problem is driving me mad, its the only thing i can't solve on my laptop

Thankx for reading anyway



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