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I'm trying to get my netgear wg121 to work with mandrake 10.1 official I'm new to linux so i dont know where to start i've got my drivers they should ...
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    netgear wg121 usb and mandrake linux


    I'm trying to get my netgear wg121 to work with mandrake 10.1 official I'm new to linux so i dont know where to start i've got my drivers they should be prism54 but when i go to the wireless setup it wont recognize it or install it so if anyone out there can help i'd appreciate it

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    See this post, install ndiswrapper, it can be found on the cd/dvd you used to install mandrake. Also install the kernel sources and the wireless-tools packages. These packages can be installed via the MCC's software update feature.
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    i installed it and got all the way down to the configure interface part and it cant recognize it when i put iwconfig

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    what does the following command give you?
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    ndiswrapper -l
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    Code:
     Installed ndis drivers:
    netwg121        driver present, hardware present

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    so iwconfig doesn't show a wlan0 being present? You are doing it as root right?

    Ok, another thing you can try is launch MCC, goto the network setup section and choose new wireless network. Here, choose ndiswrapper as the driver and continue on.
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    when i select wireless connection it doesnt bring up the option to put ndiswrapper as a driver or should i say net device because thats what the next option is it say net device then it has manually load a driver and my other connection ath0 when i go into manually load a driver i dont see ndiswrapper but i do see madwifi on there which i got from that post u suggested btw ty for that because i got my pci card to work but im just having trouble with the usb have any other leads or suggestions also it does how ever recognize a wlan0 and fails to load it but it turns on my device i guess next step is just to configure it correct

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    so you're saying that you got the pci card to work, but not the usb?

    and what exactly does iwconfig spit out?
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    Code:
    lo      no wireless extensions.
    
    eht0  no wireless extensions.
    
    ath0  IEEE 802.11g  ESSID : "NETGEAR"  Nickname : "localhost"
            Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: 00:09:5B:C5:52:EE
            Bit Rate:6MB/s  Tx-Power:18 dBm  Sensitivity=0/3
            Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
            Encryption key:off
            Power Management:off
            Link Quality:8/94 Signal level :-87 dBm Noise level :-95 dBm
            Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt :0 Rx invalid frag:0
            Tx excessive retries:17 Invalid misc:17 Missed beacon:0
    
    
    sit0   no wireless extensions.
    
    [root@localhost astro_9040]#
    and yes i did get the pci to work and the usb is the one not working

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    that really is strange, I really don't know why iwconfig doesn't pick up on the usb card seeing that ndiswrapper has configured it and lsusb shows that the card is present. Well I am fresh out of ideas regarding the reason why this doesn't work.
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