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    Re:First time linux user

    So from what I understand, you see the AP's at work, but not the ones at home?
    You say there should be multiple AP's available at home. How do you know this? Do they appear available if you boot into Windows?

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    Re:First time linux user

    Sorry for not being clear I was in a rush above. I don't see any APs at all, none show up on the scan. When I go into windows, my card scans a lot of networks but when I scan on linux it says no networks detected.

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    Re:First time linux user

    try:
    ~> ifconfig wlan0 up
    ~> iwlist wlan0 scan

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    Re:First time linux user

    tried commands, still no scan results

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    Re:First time linux user

    What does 'iwconfig wlan0' show ?
    what does 'dmesg' tell you when you load ndiswrapper ?

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    Re:First time linux user

    linux:/home/sean # iwconfig wlan0
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
    RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:4593 Missed beacon:0


    linux:/home/sean # dmesg | grep "ndiswrapper"
    ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
    ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
    ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,10/20/2004, 3.70.22.0) loaded
    ndiswrapper: using irq 5
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4c:1f:9b:f1 using driver bcmwl5, config uration file 14E4:4320:103C:12F4.5.conf

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    Re:First time linux user

    hmmm... according to http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B it should work, but then again the latest release is version 1.7, and theres quite some time from version 1.2 to 1.7, so maybe they've resolved some issues in the meantime.

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    Re:First time linux user

    You *could* try compiling ndiswrapper from source. However I wasn't able to compile anything in SUSE. You could also try some other package management systems, like apt or yum. Theyre both included in SUSE.

    apt-get install ndiswrapper

    If it still gives you the old version, try putting more repos in /etc/apt/sources.list

    hope it helps,

    Aljosha

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    Re:First time linux user

    Try
    Code:
    yast -i km_ndiswrapper
    Check this guide for setting up Ndiswrapper on SuSE 10.
    Also check these links on the SuSE forums.
    wireless network help
    Ndiswrapper Information
    Installing Ndiswrapper

    Or try the guide provided for SuSE 9.2 on their wiki.

    Or try removing the version of Ndiswrapper you have (older version) and installing the newer one from scratch (I know it was failing to compile earlier, but it seems you were missing some development libraries you might have now.)


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    Re:First time linux user

    well, I installed ndiswrapper-1.7 and configured wlan0 so now it shows up on the GUI toolbar with eth0 which I have never achieved before... but I am still getting the same problem of not detecting networks! Highly frustrating... I'll poke around the net a little later before I throw my laptop out the window lol

    linux:/home/sean # ifstatus wlan0
    wlan0 device: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    wlan0 dhcpcd is still waiting for data
    wlan0 is up
    2: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,NOTRAILERS,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:90:4b:4f:9b:f1 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet6 fe80::290:4bff:fe4f:9bf1/64 scope link
    valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"linux"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption key:2A4A-7ADB-C990-E557-6BD9-3E36-2F Security modepen
    Power Managementff
    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

    linux:/home/sean # iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 No scan results
    linux:/home/sean # iwconfig wlan0
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"linux"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption key:2A4A-7ADB-C990-E557-6BD9-3E36-2F Security modepen
    Power Managementff
    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


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