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Noob wireless LAN config question

Postby Blemon » Sun May 15, 2005 6:37 pm

I'm after a complete idiot's guide to installing LINUX drivers for a wireless LAN card under Mandriva LE 2005 (from the DVD of this fine publication!).

I've got a Belkin 802.11b card, F5D6020 vers. 2 and, despite chasing lots of links and working through the HowTo in House of Craig, I've had no luck.

Any help gratefuly received!

Thank in advance,
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RE: Noob wireless LAN config question

Postby smita034 » Mon May 16, 2005 8:31 am

It looks like that WLan card is supported - but only if its the 1st version, http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz

You might have some like with NDISWrapper and the Windows drivers for that card - Though I dont know if NDISWrapper is installed on Mandriva.
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

Aside from that I can't really help much, but i do hope that helps somewhat.
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RE: Noob wireless LAN config question

Postby Guest » Tue May 17, 2005 7:17 am

Thanks, Alex,

I do have some instructions from SourceForge about building a driver based on a chipset-specific file downloaded from them. I've downloaded the file and unpacked it and started following the instructions which, to a point, are clear and make sense. It does, however, talk about compiling kernels and things which, as a noob to Linux, means I'm really not sure where to start and, even though Mandriva takes a fraction of the time to install compared to certain other desktop operating systems, I'd rather not cack things up! That's why I could really do with a guide which will hold my hand through the process!

TIA again,
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Re: RE: Noob wireless LAN config question

Postby Guest » Wed May 25, 2005 1:31 pm

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RE: Re: RE: Noob wireless LAN config question

Postby linuxgirlie » Tue May 31, 2005 9:37 pm

With mandriva, all you need to do for nisdwrapper is this:

Go to control centre, click on network and internet, then setup a network interface. choose wireless connection, and at the next screen choose use windows driver, it will pop up the a box and you must browse to the file, on your driver disk (.ini file). Once this is done, it should be easy to follow to the end..

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