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Hi, I am new to linux having installed mandriva One last night on my machine. I have managed to set up a wireless connection however it is showing as 0% ...
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    Linux NooB needs help with wireless config.


    Hi,

    I am new to linux having installed mandriva One last night on my machine. I have managed to set up a wireless connection however it is showing as 0% signal strength and does not allow me to access the internet (firefox shows as server not found). I am unsure if i have configured everything correctly. Here is some information I have obtained:

    i) I am connecting using: Ralink RT2500 802.11G cardbus/mini-pci

    ii) DHCP was not allowing me to connect, so i entered my IP, subnet, gateway etc manually.

    iii) Iwconfig shows as:
    lo no wireless extension
    ra0 RT2500 wireless ESSID "" Nickname"loclahost"
    mode:managed frequency=2.412ghz bitrate=11mb/s tx-power: -1dbm
    RTS thr:off fragment thr:off encryption key:off link quality: 0/100
    signal level: -120dbm noise level: -79dbm RX invalid nwid:0
    RX invalid crypt: 0 RX invlaid frag:0 TX extreme retries: 0 invaild misc:0
    missed beacon: 0

    iv) I never imported a driver it seemed to detect its own.

    anyone have any ideas? if its a driver issue, can anyone point me in the right direction of the correct one i need? I am using ASUS 802.11b/g wireless LAN card, but i couldnt see any linux drivers on their site.

    please help me solve this problem so i can stop using windows

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    ndiswrapper

    ndiswrapper


    this driver program should set that up and allow you to use your windows driver i am told. it is worth looking into. do a google search as i am not quiet sure how to set it up. Bower

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    thanks bower but i managed to resolve the issue. I just needed to make some amendments in IWCONFIG. it seemed to work. i am now writing this from mandriva, woot!

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