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Hey guys... I got the drivers for my Wireless card (a Linksys WMP54G) and the latest version of NDISWRAPPER installed, BUT, when I use the Mandrake 10.1 network manager thingy, ...
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    Wireless driver installed, but still no internet


    Hey guys... I got the drivers for my Wireless card (a Linksys WMP54G) and the latest version of NDISWRAPPER installed, BUT, when I use the Mandrake 10.1 network manager thingy, it, first of all, doesn't list my network card, and 2, refuses to connect to the internet with wlan0, which is recognized as an adapter... ndiswrapper says that the driver is installed and the hardware is present, but in the Mandrake device manager, it says that the module isnt loaded (though i have done ndiswrapper -m and modprobe ndiswrapper)... any help/ideas?

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    try setting it up manually:
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    su -
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    dhclient wlan0
    that should work, assuming you use DHCP to assign IP Addresses on your network.
    -lakerdonald

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    Hey thanks... I'll try that and let you know if it works... IF it does, is there a way that I can automate that at startup?

    also, I just wondered that since ndiswrapper notes that the driver is loaded and the hardware is present, why does the Mandrake Control Center Device Manager say that no module is loaded for my 802.11G card? Is there a way to have my driver listed in the Mandrake Network Setup so that I can use their setup facility? I have the windows inf/sys files. Thanks again for any help.

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    put the follwing in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions (that is if my thing worked):
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    ifconfig wlan0 up
    dhclient wlan0
    and if you have it set up to automatically configure your card at bootup, then you won't have to worry about making it visible, right?

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    hey, thanks for the suggestion, but that ended up not working...

    under the Mandrake Control Center's device manager, it says that my wireless card has no module loaded, although ndiswrapper is set up perfectly, and i have modprobe'd it... is there a way to fix this? as a result, when i try to set up a network with Mandrake Control Center, it lists wlan0 as an adapter but doesn't list the device that belongs to it... how can i fix this?

    thanks!

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    Hi

    I am using Fedora Core 2. I installed the latest version of ndiswrapper (0.11). I followed all the procedures. There were no errors in
    "modprobe ndiswrapper". I am using a Linksys Wusb54g usb wireless adapter. There were no errors in loading the driver (.inf) ie.

    $ ndiswrapper -l
    wusb54 driver present, hardware present.

    So next thing I did was to try starting the network. I tried with ifconfig wlan0 up. There was an error saying "IPv6 not found" ( am not sure I remember this correctly ).

    Then I tried with dhclient. The version installed was 3.0.1. There were problems in connecting wlan0. So I upgraded to the latest dhcp. DHCP 3.0.2rc2 (src) .

    Compling and installing went fine. Then I ran dhclient and following is the output.

    [root@localhost root]# dhclient
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.2rc2
    Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP

    sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
    sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:e0:18:24:fd:86
    Sending on LPF/eth0/00:e0:18:24:fd:86
    Listening on LPF/sit0/
    Sending on LPF/sit0/
    Listening on LPF/lo/
    Sending on LPF/lo/
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0c:41:16:8e:25
    Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:0c:41:16:8e:25
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
    DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
    DHCPDISCOVER on sit0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK from 10.1.34.1
    bound to 10.1.34.70 -- renewal in 16235 seconds.
    [root@localhost root]# ping www.cnn.com
    ping: unknown host www.cnn.com

    This showed a light in the wireless adapter's led for showing usage. However I can't connect to the internet.

    Just to make sure I am connecting to the right dhcp server, I checked the ipconfig all file from windows which I am reproducing below.

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : prithvi
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-18-24-FD-86

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-16-8E-25
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.34.185
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.34.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.34.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.234.64.192
    209.234.64.240
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, September 24, 2004 2:30:11 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, September 24, 2004 2:30:11 PM

    One important thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to install the PGP key for DHCP. That might be creating problems but then I don't know .

    If any one has any idea, please let me know.

    Thanks very much for your time

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