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Hi I am totally new to linux OS. I have installed Suse 11 with xp pro. I cannot get my wireless card to work .I go to Yast control centre ...
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    Netgear WG311t


    Hi
    I am totally new to linux OS.
    I have installed Suse 11 with xp pro.
    I cannot get my wireless card to work .I go to Yast control centre & network settings. I see
    APR5212/APR5213 MULTIPROCTOCOL MAC/BASEBAND PROCESSOR DHCP
    It displays the MAC code and states not connected. I have tried to enter my WEP key but no connection. I then installed Ubuntu 8.04.This picks up my card and the Internet is available I really like Suse 11 and would like to get my wireless card working.
    I have downloaded Madwifi 0.9.4.
    From this point I am lost. How do I install these drivers if they are the right one's.
    How do I configure my card when it doesn't accept my key. I am using BT home Hub 270e.I am totally a novice and really need some help.

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    If this is a PCI/PCMCIA card, enter this command and post the output.
    Code:
    lspci
    if it is a USB wireless, post the output of this command.
    Code:
    lsusb
    Also, post the output of this command too.
    Code:
    lsmod
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    Netgear wg311t

    Thanks for the reply Waterhead
    As I said I am new to this .Proberly a daft question. Where do I enter this command and where do I post it.


    Quote Originally Posted by harryotoole View Post
    Hi
    I am totally new to linux OS.
    I have installed Suse 11 with xp pro.
    I cannot get my wireless card to work .I go to Yast control centre & network settings. I see
    APR5212/APR5213 MULTIPROCTOCOL MAC/BASEBAND PROCESSOR DHCP
    It displays the MAC code and states not connected. I have tried to enter my WEP key but no connection. I then installed Ubuntu 8.04.This picks up my card and the Internet is available I really like Suse 11 and would like to get my wireless card working.
    I have downloaded Madwifi 0.9.4.
    From this point I am lost. How do I install these drivers if they are the right one's.
    How do I configure my card when it doesn't accept my key. I am using BT home Hub 270e.I am totally a novice and really need some help.

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    You would enter the commands in a terminal, or more accurately, a terminal emulator. In Windows, this is called a commandline. You should find it in the menu somewhere.

    If you have an internet connection, you can copy and post the output of the commands directly into this thread. I would only ask that you use the "wrap code tags around selected text" option, by selecting the # sign at the top of the message entry box.
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    netgear wg311

    Hi here
    These are the ones that worked.
    I have no internet on suse11.
    I copied and paste.
    regards Bob

    bob@linux-61e4:~> lspi
    bash: lspi: command not found
    bob@linux-61e4:~> lspci
    bash: lspci: command not found
    bob@linux-61e4:~> lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    bob@linux-61e4:~> lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    lp 27852 0
    parport_pc 55100 1
    st 53660 0
    ide_disk 31616 0
    ide_cd_mod 51460 0
    ide_core 131104 2 ide_disk,ide_cd_mod
    joydev 28224 0
    radeon 140036 2
    drm 98200 3 radeon
    af_packet 38656 2
    snd_pcm_oss 64256 0
    snd_mixer_oss 33408 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_midi 26112 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 23936 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 73664 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    binfmt_misc 28040 1
    microcode 30608 0
    firmware_class 25984 1 microcode
    fuse 66332 3
    loop 35332 0
    dm_mod 78676 0
    arc4 18432 2
    ecb 20096 2
    crypto_blkcipher 36356 1 ecb
    snd_intel8x0 50460 1
    ath5k 109572 0
    snd_ac97_codec 120868 1 snd_intel8x0
    ohci1394 48432 0
    snd_mpu401 25484 0
    ac97_bus 18304 1 snd_ac97_codec
    mac80211 190484 1 ath5k
    snd_mpu401_uart 25472 1 snd_mpu401
    ppdev 25348 0
    snd_pcm 100100 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    ieee1394 107016 1 ohci1394
    snd_rawmidi 42496 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
    cfg80211 35592 1 mac80211
    snd_seq_device 25100 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    ns558 21120 0
    iTCO_wdt 28580 0
    snd_timer 40712 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    rtc_cmos 27168 0
    shpchp 50196 0
    rtc_core 37148 1 rtc_cmos
    snd 79544 14 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd _intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_mpu401,snd_mpu401_uar t,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_timer
    button 25360 0
    gameport 31500 2 ns558
    rtc_lib 19328 1 rtc_core
    parport 52948 3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
    iTCO_vendor_support 20228 1 iTCO_wdt
    intel_agp 43460 1
    i2c_i801 26128 0
    pci_hotplug 46116 1 shpchp
    soundcore 24264 1 snd
    sr_mod 33320 0
    cdrom 50588 2 ide_cd_mod,sr_mod
    snd_page_alloc 27400 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    i2c_core 41108 1 i2c_i801
    agpgart 50868 2 drm,intel_agp
    sg 52020 0
    ehci_hcd 52492 0
    uhci_hcd 40848 0
    sd_mod 45208 5
    usbcore 164684 3 ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    edd 26440 0
    ext3 155784 2
    mbcache 25348 1 ext3
    jbd 73376 1 ext3
    fan 22660 0
    ata_piix 38404 4
    libata 176220 1 ata_piix
    scsi_mod 168308 5 st,sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
    dock 27536 1 libata
    thermal 39452 0
    processor 67504 1 thermal
    bob@linux-61e4:~>

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    I don't know why the lspci command didn't work, because it looks like that is where your wireless can be found. Try running the command with root privileges, this one first:
    Code:
    sudo lspci
    If that doesn't work, then try this:
    Code:
    su <enter>
    Password: <enter root password>
    lspci
    I do see a wireless driver module loaded:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ath5k                 109572  0
    Here is some info on that driver.
    ath5k - Linux Wireless
    If you are unable to get this to work, and you want to try the MadWifi driver, you will need to remove and blacklist the ath5k module.
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