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I just loaded SuSe 10.0 on my laptop and tried using a Airlink WiFi card with no luck. Anyone has any luck tring to get one of these card working ...
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    WiFi Cards


    I just loaded SuSe 10.0 on my laptop and tried using a Airlink WiFi card with no luck. Anyone has any luck tring to get one of these card working with this version of Suse?

    Please Advise.

    I used Yast and it found the card but would turn the card on, said it needed to reboot. Tried rebooting and still no Wifi card.

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    Look into ndiswrapper (I think that it should be installed) It will load the windows drovers for your card. Try that and tell me what happens
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    Ndiswrapper-1.6

    Okay, I looked everywhere on my machine and still don't see ndiswrapper. I downloaded a copy of the program and extracted it to my home file. I can't seem to get the program working.

    I tried loading this program the way that the instructions said to but for some reason it didn't take.

    Can someone walk me through this please.

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    Launch yast, search for ndiswrapper, it should be there. No need to install it from source. Also, follow this tutorial
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    Ndiswrapper-1.6

    Okay, I loaded the package but now what, I can't see the program anywhere. I have the INF file loaded onto my computer also, sitting in my home directory but really not sure what to do with it from this point forward, can someone help.

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    ndiswrapper is run from the command line as root. read the tutorial i posted before, it explains what to do. Scroll down a bit to the part where it starts using ndiswrapper -i whatever.inf....

    Also, you need more than just the *.inf file. Copy over the whole driver's directory which came on the cd with the card.
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    Okay here is what I got

    I am in the Root Shell - Konsole. I started ndiswrapper -i but I'm not sure if I should be using link/to. The files .cat, .sys, and .inf are located in my home directory. I tried several combination and I keep getting no such file or directory.

    My home directory is located /home/tim/airlink which contains all the files i need.

    please advise

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    you needd to type in

    Code:
    ndiswrapper -i  /home/tim/airlink/filename.inf
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    Thanks for the help

    I figured out how to direct to the file that I needed loaded but once I loaded everything ndiswrapper came back and said that the drivers were wrong. So I'm back to square one.

    What I realized is that I probably should seek out hardware that's a little bit easier to configure. Nothing I have done will allow me to start this WiFi adapter.

    Is there some PCMCIA Card that works right off the bat using Suse 10.0? I think I should start there first.

    Please advise. Thanks

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    have a look here,might help

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-48999.html
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