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I saw several similar post and thus gathered that I should use ndiswrapper. ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/Setup/AR/bcmwl5a.inf went fine ndiswrapper -l suggests that the hardware is present modprobe ndiswrapper seems to ...
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    Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN PC Card (PCMCIA)


    I saw several similar post and thus gathered that I should use ndiswrapper.
    ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/Setup/AR/bcmwl5a.inf went fine
    ndiswrapper -l suggests that the hardware is present
    modprobe ndiswrapper seems to have gone okay
    dmesg shows that modprobe went okay
    However iwconfig does not show a wlan0 entry.
    I do, however, see a sit0. What is sit0? Why do I not show wlan0? What do I do from here
    to get my wirekess up and running?

    Please be explicit; I am a newbie. Thanks in advance

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    okay,
    how many NIC's do you have?
    and what does ifconfig -a return?

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    Network Interface Cards? Just the integrated lan and modem and the pcmcia that I am trying to configure (I am using a Dell Inspiron 1000).
    ifconfig -a gives:

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:43:44:A1:08
    inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::211:43ff:fe44:a108/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:938 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:929 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:843158 (823.3 Kb) TX bytes:156097 (152.4 Kb)
    Interrupt:19 Base address:0x1800

    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:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:4594 (4.4 Kb) TX bytes:4594 (4.4 Kb)

    sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
    NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

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