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    Help needed for a newbie!


    Ok, who is feeling brave enough to give me instructions for getting my wireless to work!!

    I have a presario v2000 laptop with a 2wire940 wireless router that is connected to Telus internet provider.

    It is on the top of my many "jobs to do list" for the weeked and I am in need of some serious help!!

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    Hiya LeeBuckley,
    Check this thread to get started, it's a pretty good howto for wireless cards.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-new-post.html
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    thanks for that link!! I've been looking (apparently not that well) for something like that and its perfect!

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    thanks for the link.

    everything works fine, ndiswrapper works without errors.

    I can not find the drivers though. Can someone please help!!

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    what distro are you using lee?

    and they may be in the SWsetup folder in your C drive (windows partition if you still have one)

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    I am using Debian.

    and I don't have a partion, I plunged in with both feet!!
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    I managed to locate the drivers and installed them.

    Now I am missing the device!! I read the help file and this says that it wasn't the correct .inf file.

    Any ideas?

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    ...SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME as I am rapidy losing the will to live!!

    this where I am at

    Code:
    debian:/home/lee# ndiswrapper -i /lib/windrivers/bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    debian:/home/lee# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:1883-0566-6617-5193-8928-6723-50   Security mode:open
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:/home/lee# ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    bcmwl5          driver installed (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    debian:/home/lee#

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    and the I get this when I try the next step of the "how to"

    Code:
    debian:/lib/windrivers# modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeBuckley View Post
    and the I get this when I try the next step of the "how to"

    Code:
    debian:/lib/windrivers# modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    Try typing
    modinfo ndiswrapper
    And see what you get. I think you need another package, if I remember correctly, you need modutils or something like that, If you have a working Ethernet connection ,use yum to locate it and install it.
    yum search modutils
    yum install modutils
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