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Hmm, i see. very interesting haha. Well i was able to get that to work, now i seem to have problems on loading the driver. I was told that this ...
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    Hmm, i see. very interesting haha. Well i was able to get that to work, now i seem to have problems on loading the driver. I was told that this version of Mandrake supported this 'autodetect' hardware feature, but im not sure it does haha.

    Regardless, Is there anyway to run this app. or would i have to designate the driver through commands? See im still a little on the windows side lol, im just lacking the experience of this type of environment. Ive been researching the answer to this question, but it just dont seem to be in plain english.

    In googling I ran into this "how to install a Wireless Linksys Adapter (USB) driver" (which is what i want to load) and one of the steps was to download this file here:

    http://www.phystech.com/ftp/dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4.tar.gz

    And as far as what ive read in installing such drivers, you only needed to download ndiswrapper. Any feedback would be cool, even if its just telling me what the heck is that link up there and if its critical. Anywho, I think ive, typed enough . Thanks ahead of time

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    you don't need dhcpcd at this stage, even if it is needed, you can grab it off the Mandrake installation cd...

    Well the steps for compiling ndiswrapper are like so:
    download the source code,
    make sure these packages are installed by using Mandrake's add/remove software tool - kernel sources, gcc, make
    then compile ndiswrapper
    load drivers and volia you are done... (hopefully)

    However, if you don't want to compile the driver, goto http://rpm.pbone.net do an advanced search and search only for mandrake 10 rpm's. search for ndiswrapper, download it and install it with:
    Code:
    rpm -ivh ndiswrapperxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.rpm
    If the version of ndiswrapper you find on pbone is old (older than ver 1.2) then consider compiling it as newer versions have more support
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    well i was unable to complete the steps you gave to me because it kept giving me errors on not finding the correct directory.

    Just a while ago i stumbled into this thread:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/man...t=Linksys+WLAN

    and i ran those commands that stokes had places. Seems like my ndiswrapper has installed succesfully, but it is unable to see my hardware. The USB adapter has been on ever since i booted up. could i have loaded the wrong driver?

    Hope im not taking to much of your time. I appreciate your reply, thanks a million.

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    can you post back what these commands returns:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    iwconfig
    run them as root, note the -l is lowercase L
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    ndiswrapper -l command gave me:

    WARNING: Cannot locate lspci. Unable to see if hardware is present.
    Installed ndis drivers:
    prism54

    iwconfig command gave me:

    lo no wireless extensions
    eth0 no wireless extensions
    sit0 no wireless extensions

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    hmm, try
    Code:
    urpmq lspci
    then install whatever package it returns with
    Code:
    urpmi package_name
    and you are running those commands as root right?
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    Yes, i do loggon so root. Just as those commands in that link above...

    Ok well i ran the command and on the first one:
    urpmq lspci

    gave me: No package named lspci

    Im not quite sure where that package is, but could it have been a file transfer i didnt do? just a thought. Now what if I were to install a different verision of Linux. maybe something like Unbuntu, would the same steps have to be taken to get in online? hah, i feel bad, but i cant thank you enough for this help, i would have never ran into that using google :P

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    Ok, uh what happens when you run lspci as root i.e.
    Code:
    lspci
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    I got yet another error by running lspci as root:

    bash: lspci: command not found

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    Ok, lspci is contained in the pciutils package. In Mandrake's Control Center, goto teh "Install and remove Software" section, search for pciutils and install it.
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