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Hi! I'm new to Linux, but i'm trying to get to know this OS. I have a D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ in one of my PCI slots that enables me to ...
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    help connect to wireless network


    Hi!
    I'm new to Linux, but i'm trying to get to know this OS.
    I have a D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ in one of my PCI slots that enables me to connect to a wireless access point that directs me straight to a wireless shared internet connection...

    Suse 9.1 recognizes the card but does not connect to the access point,
    I also tried with Knoppix but wouldn't even recognize the card ...

    I checked the d-link website and apparently the said card is compatible with all versions of Linux
    So, what is the best way to go? Is it because I am trying to connect to a windows wireless network? or I am completely ignorant about linux (probably)....
    Please help cause i would really like to format my winxp drive and learn the big boys OS and can't have much fun without the net ......

    Thanks!!!!

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    I am having a similar problem but im Running Fedora Core 2 and I can't get the drivers for the card.

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    im having a similar problem (see post above) with my belkin wireless card. its got nothing to do with windows but im thinking its a form of driver problem ? i could be talking rubbish (which is often the case)... hope some linux g33ks know what to do ere

    --Christopher Guyatt

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    Mandrake 10.1 support

    Just jumped in from another thread
    apparently Mandrake 10.1 does support this card
    although I would be very interested to know how well
    I want to set up a Linux firewall for a friend
    and I want to wireless his house
    security not issue, internal cabling is issue
    Have tried to find out if IP Cop or Smoothwall
    support wireless
    but to no avail

    planned setup

    net
    |
    linux firewall
    |
    wireless link
    |
    Win XP Computer------wireless link --- 2nd Win XP Comp

    in "ad-hoc" peer to peer network
    any comments / help much appreciated

    floppywhopper

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    wireless access

    First day on Linux(Suse 9.1), and first post on ANY forum to be honest, and I'm having the same problem. I'm pretty certian it's the operators competance (e.g. myself), and not the software/hardware. Any suggestions from anyone on how to connect to a wireless network? Here is a brief explination of my situation:

    Installed Suse 9.1 Personal yesterday, all hardware was detected seamlessly EXCEPT my integrated wireless card (Broadcom).

    I was able to load the cards windows drivers via ndiswrapper, and it seems to be working (the blue LED came on, which wasn't previously the case.)

    The only problem now is actually CONNECTING. In Windows, it automatically picked up the signal and all you had to do was click "connect".

    My question is: How do you set up Linux to connect to the internet via wireless router?

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    wireless access

    I am having the same kind of problems with my Dell Inspiron 3800 PIII 600 Laptop, in my case the Suse 9.1 pro installation recognised my wireless PCMCIA card (Wireless LinkSYS WPC11) without problem, the lights go on, and the command iwconfig shows that it is getting a good signal....but no connection. Won't get an ip address via DHCP and won't connect if I give it a static IP. If I use my pcmcia non-wireless network adapter this all works perfectly.

    Did anyone get anywhere with this?

    The output from iwconfig is

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11-b ESSID:"name" Nickname:"name"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:C9:A8:97
    Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:2346 dBm
    Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Link Quality:92/92 Signal level:-40 dBm Noise level:-98 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    The output from ifconfig is


    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:02:7A:37:82
    inet addr:192.168.1.120 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::201:2ff:fe7a:3782/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:3434 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:526 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1446276 (1.3 Mb) TX bytes:70981 (69.3 Kb)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:126 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:126 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:7552 (7.3 Kb) TX bytes:7552 (7.3 Kb)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:11:12:06
    inet6 addr: fe80::206:25ff:fe11:1206/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:38888 (37.9 Kb)
    Interrupt:3 Base address:0x100

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    DRIVER FOR D-LINK Airplus D-WL G-520

    I am having a similar problem but im Running RHEL 4.plz help me to get the driver.
    Bashid
    www.bashid.com

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    You might want to have a look at ndiswrapper, it's one of the easier ways to set it up. It allows you to load the windows drivers for it. There are plenty of threads on the forum about setting it up.

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    Unhappy Wireless Network Card Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    You might want to have a look at ndiswrapper, it's one of the easier ways to set it up. It allows you to load the windows drivers for it. There are plenty of threads on the forum about setting it up.
    I tried ndiswrapper,still i cnt solve the problm.

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    What distro are you using? You mention Red Hat above, but your PM said Ubuntu.

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