[xubuntu-users] Need help with wireless, too

Lee Gold leegold at operamail.com
Thu Aug 13 20:38:02 BST 2009


Martin,

I used ndiswrapper:

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Main_Page

It's in Synaptic I think...

I used the Win98 driver for my chip. It's worth a try.

Lee

> Dear list,
> 
> after I read Lee's post I thought I might ask this nagging question here.
> 
> I got a Sony Vaio PCG-TR1MP, a small sub-notebook of the pre-netbook
> era. On it's i855gm chipset sits a ipw2100 wlan card, which seemed
> pretty straight forward to me but turned out to be a pain in the neck.
> 
> I can't connect with a Linksys wrt54gl using the network-manager applet.
> The device "sees" the ssids and tries to connect but can't associate and
> doesn't get an IP. The router logs don't even show any connection attempt.
> 
> But:
> If I use a feature called "wireless survey" on the router, the notebook
> can connect. I have not debugged the router's firmware 'bout this (it's
> called tomato, very nice alternative for running several wlan-devices -
> openwrt derivate), because in my office I also cannot connect to a
> Linksys wap54 access point.
> 
> A college of mine also got a subnotebook with a ipw2100 and can't
> connect to this ap either.
> 
> So, if some of You coult point me in some directions, I would be deeply
> grateful.
> 
> Anyhow, please don't take serious actions, got several other machines
> running Xubuntu without a hazzle.
> 
> Yours,
> 
> Martin
> 
> 

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