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    10.1 internet troubles

    Hey all, I am pretty new to Linux and I just installed Mandrake 10.1, I am in need of some help setting up my internet I go to the control center and made a network driver for wireless but when it brings up the big list of drivers...I can't figure which I am to use, I am using a Linksux 2.4 wireless b adapter.


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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    by linksux i assume you mean linksys?

    The easiest way of installing the wireless adapter is to install a tool called ndiswrapper, this can be found on the installation media of your distro. Also install the kernel sources and wireless tools packages.

    copy windows drivers which came with card to home directory, then in a terminal do this:
    su -
    <enter root pass>
    cd ~/driver
    ndiswrapper -i name_of_driver.inf
    ndiswrapper -l     <--------- check if driver installed correctly
    ndiswrapper -m
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    now launch MCC, goto the network settings page, choose ndiswrapper as the driver name for the card, enter the wep key, ssid, ip address etc.
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