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hello: I am a newbie , I just installed mandrake 10.1 . I would like to use it with tdwl-G520 worelss card. I went in network cofiguration and selected add ...
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    dwl-G520 wireless installation


    hello:
    I am a newbie , I just installed mandrake 10.1 . I would like to use it with tdwl-G520 worelss card.

    I went in network cofiguration and selected add new wirless connection. mandrake allowed me to install windows driver with some linux wrapper.

    now my router definetly sees the machine. but I have no luck with pinging.
    The network monitor shows only eth0 and not the wireless. The wirelss monitor also does not detect any wireless network. however wireless proery shows a dns suffix which it must have gotten it from the router.

    Is this approach of using wrapped driver doomed to failure?
    thanx

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    in a terminal, as root, run this command
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    iwconfig
    if it shows something like
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    wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"MyESSID"  Nickname:"MyComputer"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.452 GHz  Access Point: xxxxxxxxxx
    then your card is detected and will need a few more steps in order to get it to work properly.
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    iwconfig shows this
    eth0 no wireless extenson
    l0 no wireless extenson
    sit0 no wireless extenson


    however when i pick manage connections it allows me to pick wlan0

    and the wlan0 shows the comcast gateway

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    if iwconfig doesn't show the card, then there's pretty much no way for you to get connected to net in this case. Try using ndiswrapper with the driver cd that came with the card. Note, copy the driver which came with the card onto the hard drive, cd to that directory and then as root do the floowing:
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    ndiswrapper -l   <--- see the driver installed
    ndiswrapper -e name_of_driver   <-- found using previous command
    ndiswrapper -i name_of_new_driver.inf
    ndiswrapper -m
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    now iwconfig should list the wlan0 interface and you can configure it in the mandrake control center. Goto the internet connection page, select new wireless connection and select ndiswrapper as the driver. From the next step of the gui, you should be able to add the essid, wep/wpa key and the like.
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    dwl-G520 wireless installation

    thanks.
    I will try ndswrapper.

    actually mandrake allowed me to wrap teh driver through the user interface. May be the command line method may hopefullywill work.

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    Also you can check out loft306's post on linux and wireless cads for howtos and other hints on installing the wireless cards.
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