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Help! anyboby can teach me how and the step to install wireless LAN driver into Suse LInux 10.0 My wifi card is D-Link G510 h/w ver.:B1 I have the driver ...
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    step to install wifi driver on suse Linux 10.0


    Help!

    anyboby can teach me how and the step to install wireless LAN driver into Suse LInux 10.0

    My wifi card is D-Link G510 h/w ver.:B1

    I have the driver for Linux but i totally don't know how to install the driver because i am very new user for Linux!

    Please advice!

    Thanks!

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    From this post, find out what chipset the card uses. If it uses an Atheros chipset, simply install the km_wlan package from yast and use ath_pci as the module name in the wireless card setup page.
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    thanks for advice. yes my wifi card is Atheros chipset.

    i already installed the km_wlan in Yast, but i still dont understand what and how to set the module name to ath_pci.

    may you show me more clearly step to wifi card from begginnig until finish.

    Sorry because i am noob!

    Thanks in advance for additional advice!

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    ath_pci is the driver for your card, the way you tell SUSE to use this driver is like so: Launch yast -> network devices -> network card. Now, select your wireless card and hit configure. Now hit advanced and select the "hardware details" option. Here you will see a box called "module name", and it is in that box you enter "ath_pci" (without quotes).
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    Thanks for fast response.

    what is the next step after set the module name to ath_pci?

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    Um, setup the rest of the wireless settings, e.g. gateway, dns, ip address, essid, encryption key etc.. All can be done in yast after you click ok for setting up which module to use.
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    yes already done. but still cannot connect to internet!


    to make you clear what i already done is i alreday install the km_wlan, kernel source, gcc, sharutils package. i also try to install the driver either madwifi or ndiswrapper from the post link that you gave earlier, but everything is fail to install. Especially for madwifi i just do until 'make clean' then 'make' and 'make' step prompt error message. For ndiswrapper until copy the .inf driver file into linux and i type 'ndiswrapper -l' prompt the message as ' invalid driver'.

    in addition
    i go to terminal and type 'iwconfig' it prompt 'no wireless extension'




    ?????????

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    Firstly, you don't need to install madwifi or anything like that. km_wlan has the driver for you, what i suggest you do is to perform a search in yast for "atheros", make sure all the search options are ticked. Install any package which comes up.

    If you really want to use ndiswrapper, you'll need more than the inf file, such as some cab files, sys files and maybe a rad file (those are the ones which came with my card's driver) i.e. copy over the whole driver directory which came with your card onto linux and then use the ndiswrapper -i etc....

    Also what is the exact thing iwconfig prints out?
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    as you said that km_wlan already have driver. so i think i better use km_wlan step.

    the step what i need to do is:
    firstly install km_wlan in Yast.
    second configure wifi in yast - network device - network card then configure everything and set the module name to ath_pci.

    everything above is correct right?

    what is the next step??


    For the message after type in iwconfig as below:
    lo no wireless extension.

    sit0 no wireless extension.

    eth0 no wireless extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chwy
    as you said that km_wlan already have driver. so i think i better use km_wlan step.

    the step what i need to do is:
    firstly install km_wlan in Yast.
    second configure wifi in yast - network device - network card then configure everything and set the module name to ath_pci.

    everything above is correct right?
    yes, but you are clicking the ok button right?

    Quote Originally Posted by chwy
    what is the next step??

    For the message after type in iwconfig as below:
    lo no wireless extension.

    sit0 no wireless extension.

    eth0 no wireless extension.
    Usually next step is to test it. Hmm I can't figure out why that module isn't working for you. Can you take a look through the /var/log/messages file for any incidence of "ath_pci". If you find something erroneous, post back here.
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