25291Re: ndiswrapper, Inspiron XPS and TrueMobile 1300
- Nov 1, 2004Thanks for the tip...
It actually worked first time around - to my delight I was up and
surfing the net. I couldn't ping any local addresses, oddly enough,
but it was better than nothing.
However, I couldn't leave well enough alone and I tried to edit the
ifcfg file to allow for a static IP. I was no longer able to access
the internet after that.
To confound things I went into yast to see how the system viewed the
card... This generated a new ifcfg file and overwrote my original
I have since gone back and recreated the original ifcfg file, but no
luck. Whenever I type ifup wlan0, the dhcp request just times out.
--- In email@example.com, "Robert" <falcatemoon@y...>
> Well first you should attempt turning off all wep from the router and
> run it open just to see if it is working. I found that certain
> routers, like my netgear does not work with linux with wep turned on,
> however my 3com at work works fine.
> Secondly you need to create a ifcfg file for your card and router.
> here is mine for example:
> File Name:
> WIRELESS_ESSID='Your ID Here'
> WIRELESS_KEY='Your Key Here, leave blank if not using wep'
> copy this file to:
> To access your network:
> run the following commands...
> (usually as root)
> modprobe ndiswrapper
> ifup wlan0 wlan0
> if you do not get an ip at first run dhcpcd, I dot not ever need to
> run this though.
> You can configure modprobe to load this at start up but I do not do
> this (so I no longer remember how to) as I connect to several wireless
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mat R" <riain@o...> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I successfully installed SuSE 9.2 (I work for a Novell partner and
> > an advance release) on my XPS, and I am just a step away from
> > the WiFi to work. I can't figure out what step I'm missing...
> > I installed ndiswrapper during the default install, loaded the
> > for my card and I am able to see it successfully loaded. Iwconfig
> > reports that wlan0 is up, and if I run iwlist wlan0 scan I can see
> > access point. I tried giving wlan0 an IP address through ifconfig,
> > but I am still unable to see/ping anything.
> > When I shut the system down, it complained that wlan0 had no
> > profile... Can someone point me in the right direction?
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