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    DWL 510 wireless problems

    I've been trying to get this card to work for over a week now to no avail. It seems to install without any problems using ndiswrapper (I've tried both in terminal and through the command centre). The card shows up (ndiswrapper -l lists the card and says that device and driver are present) but not with the settings I gave it.
    lists mode as auto, essid as off/any and key as off.
    When I do
    iwconfig wlan0 key restricted <key>
    the key changes to the correct settings, but then when i try to change the essid, channel or mode they don't change and the key settings reset to off. I've tried every possible order of these commands. If need be I can post the actual code here, it'll just take a bit of work.
    I'm obviously a newbie so I appologize for any glaring mistakes I've made so far, although I swear I tried every possible thing I've read about this problem.

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    Linux User stokes's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    This is the order I do it in:

    #take wired connection down
    ifconfig eth0 down
    #set connection to managed mode 
    iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
    #specify essid for wlan
    iwconfig wlan0 essid cupotea
    #set IP address
    ifconfig wlan0
    #add default gateway for Internet access
    route add default gw
    #add wep encryption
    iwconfig wlan0 key restricted <key>
    I don't have a DWL 510 but this works for me. Hope this helps

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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    I also installed my card with Ndiswrapper, but as I don't use any encriptyon (just MAC filtering), the only thing I have to define is the ssid. After that, I just run dhclient. One question: does the card pickup any networks? WIth maybe the kde Kwifimanager?
    Stumbling around the 'net:

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