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post #1 of 7
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in slack12
finally installed ndiswrapper it works, loaded the module
recognizes wireless card, driver installed and hardware detected; found exact model chipset for my card
but
my wireless settings wont configure, i went to control center (i am using KDE, clicked on K then went to control center) and clicked on network settings, set IP to automatic (assigned by DHCP) and set my ESSID correctly (NO security, no WEP OR WPA, nothin just the ESSID is needed)
i click apply
then i go to wireless network.
says network settings were changed. apply these changes (although i already applied). i say ok. it freezes.

linux freezes

ok lemme say that again

linux freezes

repeatedly (i tried same exact thing 3 more times)

then i just apply settings in network settings and i see the apply button is still clickable, after i just applied it. so i clicked apply again. i check settings and they are back to default, with the ESSID form field blank. I refill the info. and apply. (usually the apply would go grey) it says "setitngs applied" but the button is still active; and when i click it again; the settings reset. BUT, when i click apply only once and apply my settings with ESSID and such, when i check wlan status it freezes

so i thought, KDE is flawed, **** Linux GUI console is where its at

so i go iwconfig wlan0

and what do i see?

it shows the router name, ESSID of network, AND even detected that it was an 802.11b network! the card is a g card (backward compatible) so if it specifically detected the network as b then it MUST be connected, right? the ESSID and router name were correct, AND THERE WAS A LINK STRENGTH 21/100...AND NOISE/SIGNAL dB & Freq

DOES THIS NOT MEAN ITS CONNECTED?! I CANNOT GO ONLINE AND BELIEVE ME I KNOW 100% THIS NETWORK IS ONLINE...CAUSE IM ON IT NOW LOL


what else do i need to get connected? I was not assigned an IP. everything else is in place. AND it didnt give me the Gateway IP.....

i try netconfig

what do i put for name and domain? doesn't make any sense at all.....

between KDE control center and iwconfig i can't get for the life of me a friggin IP...manually setting it (i know gateway and what other comps in house use) doesnt make a difference

and internet still doesnt work.

im almost there!
    
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just tried again and it still froze! *** IS THIS!?!?
    
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Use "network manager". I could never figure out how to use the console for my wireless connections, and the default connection managers (in both Gnome and KDE) suck majorly (specially if you're using ndiswrapper).
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i think that IS what i am using. sorry i dont remember the exact name i mistakenly called it network settings, ill boot into slack and double check and get back to you
    
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your doing it wrong
once you load ndswrapper, then run
"dhclient wlan0"
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and what do i do after that? what does dhclient run? do i have to specify network settings?

either way, i will try it!

REP+ you helped me yesterday too!

edit: HAHA! im in SLACKWARE!!!!

@ General, how come i didnt have to do this with my previous Slack 11 install with wired network..i set it up in network settings last time and it worked...maybe its different with wireless...
    
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dhclient is a simple program that brings up an interface and configures it with dhcp
if it fails then this is a problem with Ndiswrapper
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