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Old 10-23-2005, 07:57 AM   #1
jimjamjahaa
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suse 10 wireless networking help (newbie)


well this question could have gone in newbie or wireless networking but i thought i'ld get the most help here

i have just installed suse 10.0 and i need to get it to connect to the internet via my wireless router. i have an ASUS wl-138G wlan card.

for some reason it detected it as an ethernet card.

i would really, *REALLY* appriciate it if someone could help me set up my system so that when i turn on the computer it connects to the router and to the internet, like my win xp does.

i have poked arround but i cant find a way to set up a new connection or anything.

help! thank you very much
 
Old 10-23-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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I am unaware whether or not your card is actually directly supported in Linux, it does not show up on the HCL.(Hardware Compatiblity List).

If it is:
Run YAST2, then select Hardware > Network Cards. Then click the edit button*, you should be able to change its type and settings. Change it to wireless lan, and then change the settings to fit on your network. Once it is recognized as a wireless lan card, you can use kwifimanager to check on the status and edit some options to switch networks and whatnot.

*If it does not let you edit it to wireless card, then delete the card entirely, and add it again.

If it is not:
You need to check out ndiswrapper, then you can download the windows driver, and using ndiswrapper, get your card regonzied by the system properly. Then do the edit as before to set the settings, and kwifimanager to check and edit.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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right i had another toy around with it, and if i delete it and try to configure it again it says there is no driver module, and then something about a kernel.

so i took the innitiative and went to software managment and put on ndiswrapper from the installation cd.

now what?

im not sure how to configure it. i think it has to be done in a console. i opened a console and typed ndiswrapper and it said it was nothing

so what the badgers am i supposed to type?

thanks very much for the reply
 
Old 10-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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Try either
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ndiswrapper man
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ndiswrapper help
for a list of commands, but to be more helpful Try here for wikis, forums, IRC help, and a FAQ. You will need the windows version of the driver, though to run through ndiswrapper.

Here is a general How-To about wireless Lan cards, as well.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 12:09 PM   #5
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First, REMOVE the ndiswrapper you've installed off the cd as it surely will cause you problems. You will have to compile (install) ndiswrapper from the command line. Also, the reason it says it was nothing when you typed ndiswrapper in the console is that you were not logged in as root. To log in as root type "su" hit enter and then enter your password. I've started a page to help newbies get associated with ndiswrapper, to help them find what they will need, and it also includes screenshots to help with how things should look. It will even have a step by step for how to set up your wireless in SUSE after you've installed the windows driver...again with screenshots. It's in my signature below. Just start on the main page. Hope it helps you!
 
Old 10-24-2005, 08:14 AM   #6
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ok well i have got my card working.... just about

it seems very slow.

if i use firefox, it doesnt really work at all. if i use knqueror it works just about but it says it cannot find a "useable proxy configuration script" at the beggining

are there any settings to do with my wlan card that can either solve that proxy thing, or make my connection better. im not sure really what else to say as i dont really know what the problem is...

(but at least i am writing this with suse eh?)
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:03 PM   #7
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hello,
after reading millions of forums, I finally find someone who owns the same nic. The asus wl-138g which appears as Asustek Marvell w8300 in linux. I had suse 9.2, tried ndiswrapper with all nesessary settings and made it work. some days ago, I bought suse 10.0 and followed the same procedure. All seem to be allright but when booting, in the DHCP section where should give me some . . . . . . and finaly get the ip and netmask, it just does nothing and starts the KDE desktop..
i've saved a lot of threads in Suse/Novell Forum, and I'm still in page 9 of the 16. I'll continue and then back to linux try to solve this problem. If i get some answers, I'll let you know. If any solutions come up, please post them.
I'm new in Linux, but i like solving problems and this is a huge one for me. no wifi, no internet. ;-)
 
Old 11-07-2005, 11:28 PM   #8
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I finally found it. I don't know the certain problem, but I know the solution. Weird .. .

for you jimjamjahaa, here is a really usefull page for how to use ndiswrapper. It worked for me. http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...ofessional_9.2 (site not dead, just checked it).
Do not 'Edit' the asustek marvell w8300 shown in yast, let it 'Not Configured' because it's not working.

somehow the card wasn't starting at boot, or just conflicted, or anything, so I just added a new one. Wireless, configuration 0 (so I get the wlan0), press the advanced button - Detailed Settings -> Device activation set it to 'At Boot Time' and don't forget to check the user controlled. Next, enter your network details, operation mode, Essid,authentication mode etc. in the expert settings I gave the IP of my access point and did not check 'Use Power Management'.

then, in yast, etc/sysconfig editor ->System -> Network -> DHCP -> DHCP Client -> the only changes I did were: DHCLIENT_SET_HOSTNAME 'yes', DHCLIENT_KEEP_SEARCHLIST 'no',
after that in DHCP Server ->DHCPD_INTERFACE 'wlan0', and the last changes are in (etc/sysconfig editor), hardware ->wireless->WIRELESS_IWCONFIG_OPTIONS, just gave the value power on, cause on restart, I hade to give it manual + all my network details, such as essid, the mode (for 10th time tonight).. anyway, it worked for me.. I 'm online. I hope you 'll be able to connect, too..

the time is 07:20 in the morning. I've been 'iwconfig'ing for the last 7+ hours, time to get some sleep, bye..
 
Old 06-30-2006, 04:55 AM   #9
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... and don't forget to check the user controlled.... thats the main point for me, my somte times work some times not, Ureally gave me a big help.

Thks all
MR
 
  


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