Basically, installed the bmwl5.inf that came with windows software that came with my notebook. I did so by running these commands

Code:
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
ndiswrapper -m
modprobe ndiswrapper
dmesg
Here is the first problem after I run dmesg, I get a list of errors. I'm assuming it is because my net uses a wpa encryption.
Code:
[root@localhost matt]# dmesg
Linux version 2.6.17-5mdv (rtp@octopus.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.1.1 20060724
 (prerelease) (4.1.1-3mdk)) #1 SMP Wed Sep 13 14:32:31 EDT 2006
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009f000 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000003f6d3400 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000003f6d3400 - 0000000040000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000f0000000 - 00000000f4007000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000f4008000 - 00000000f400c000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fed20000 - 00000000feda0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee10000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
118MB HIGHMEM available.
895MB LOWMEM available.
:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
b44: eth0: Link is down.
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
b44: eth0: Link is down.
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)

ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
b44: eth0: Link is down.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:816): adding encryption key 1 failed (C0010015)
[root@localhost matt]#
here is my second problem, an error when I try to add my net password to the configuration:
Code:
[root@localhost matt]# iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

sit0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:10:FD:89:06
                    ESSID:"linksys_SES_22074"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.447 GHz (Channel 8)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:-41 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

[root@localhost matt]# iwconfig wlan0 ESSID linksys_SES_22074
[root@localhost matt]# iwconfig wlan0 key s:"11237654w"
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
[root@localhost matt]#
please tell me what i neglected to do confused:
your help is very much appreciated, thanx matt