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Re: [SLE] WIRELESS CARD SET UP
  • From: Maura Edeweiss Monville <memonvil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:14:42 -0500 (CDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0604111608270.4277@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It looks like the card came with own module "ipw2200" which is in the
/lib/modules/. In fact I get the following:

mauede@linux:~> lsmod
ipw2200 142088 0

This module is known to YAST as well.
We get an IP address but still we cannot connect:


mauede@linux:~> /sbin/ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:F0:8D:40:71
inet addr:10.225.95.44 Bcast:10.225.95.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::212:f0ff:fe8d:4071/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:14263 errors:0 dropped:7 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1262375 (1.2 Mb) TX bytes:4399 (4.2 Kb)
Interrupt:201 Base address:0xe000 Memory:80000000-80000fff

Can someone help?
Thanks,
Maura

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Jerry Feldman wrote:

> On Tuesday 11 April 2006 4:38 pm, Maura Edeweiss Monville wrote:
> > My laptop has got the following wire and wireless cards:
> >
> > CLEVO/KAPOK RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
> > Configured with DHCP.
> > Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter
> > Configured with DHCP.
> >
> > We could successfully connect to the wire network although we were not
> > successful with the wireless connection here at FNAL.
> > Since all laptops running Windows can easily use the wireless network in
> > here, we are wondering whether we are missing some parameters setup in
> > the card configuration procedure.
> > Please, can someone help with that ?
> Some of the wireless cards do not have native Linux drivers. In most cases
> you can use the Linux ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers.
> There are some good instructions on how to do it. I had to do this with my
> new laptop. Here is a short description.
> http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Ndiswrapper
>
> Note that for some reason, on my 64-bit system ndiswrapper.ko was not set up
> in /lib/modules/..., but I have a few suggested solutions that should work
> on my system since I do have the Windows drivers.
>
>
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