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Re: [SLE] WIRELESS CARD SET UP
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:49:34 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604111649.34888.gaf@xxxxxxx>
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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