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I've never had any trouble with linux until now. i just configured my wireless network card, but i must have done it wrong, because it can't detect my network. are there any basic steps to set up a wireless network? google wasn't very helpful. oh and i'm using 10.1 with gnome. edit: and i'm no genius when it comes to networking terms. [Edited by - F-Kop on July 8, 2006 12:44:34 PM]

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linux ahhh

When I saw that, I figured this would be a thread about a person who just happily discovered Linux. "ahhh" is a sigh of relief or satisfaction, while "aaah" (or, better, "AAAH!") would be a sign of frustration.

That said, I have nothing useful to contribute :-)

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i just found out there's no driver for my card. oh well..back to windows for now *cries*

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i just found out there's no driver for my card. oh well..back to windows for now *cries*


I know it isn't suse but I have the same card as you and it works great with the latest Ubuntu. It is the machine I am posting this from.

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i'm pretty sure suse 10.1 doesn't include the neccessary firmware for your card
due to legal reasons even though it's supported driver wise (i think)


try yast online update and look for "wlan/wireless firmware"-something ...
i'm not sure, but they have provided different firmwares on earlier suse versions
that way

sorry for the "vague" help :)

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I had similar problems with a Linksys WMP54G (BoardCom 4306 rev 03 chipset) under Ubuntu. No matter how I tweaked the bcm43xx drivers or extracted the firmwares, it never worked ... ndiswrapper turned out to work smoothly on the first time.

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Just use ndiswrapper. I have an old Netgear card with very-very-(i mean ultra)-buggy binary only Linux drivers. Just download the Windows XP version of the driver for your wireless card, and install ndiswrapper. Setting it up is a little bit of a hassle the first time, but I find ndiswrapper to be very stable.

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Just a heads up. From personal experiance with that card, I can tell you it is garbage in linux. It only ever seems to work with XP. The problem is with the chipset on model v2. Linksys is using a Broadcom wireless chipset in there and they can't update the drivers for that specific chipset because they do not have the licensing from Broadcom to do so.

The OSes that I have seen fail with it are Gentoo and FC 4. I was using ndiswrapper to do so and was able to set up the interface but like your problem as you stated, it does not find the network at all.

There is one other utility out there. Something with Ant in its name. I want to say linuxant, but I'm not sure. For a fee, you can download the utility and it is supposed to allow you to run windows drivers natively (from what I was told).

My own suggestion would be to try to return the card and get a DLink or Netgear if you are hooked on wifi lan. Also look through linux compatability lists before you buy new hardware to make sure it works with your distro (something I learned the hard way).

Goodluck!

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