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Wireless Nic

Hello,

I have a test machine at home that i've installed OES to. I've been
trying to get a wireless DLink usb nic working in it with (I think) a
prism chip. I have it defined and set up but when I plug it in
nothing happens. I understand usb devices are different than static
devices like ethernet pci devices. How should I be getting OES or
SLES to recognize this device?

It is recognized via HWInfo and at a terminal window using lsusb to
probe the device. I've tried using ifup wlan-bus-usb -o hotplug but
it says it's not defined or available. The file exists in
etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan-bus-usb (or something close to that).

If I use lsusb I can see it and all. Should I be trying to use the
wireless stuff under YAST or using ndiswrapper to use the windows
drivers?

Thanks in advance, Oksana
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Re: Wireless Nic

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Re: Wireless Nic

I've been playing with this for a while now. If I plug it in after
OES is up it recognizes that I've plugged something in and loads some
modules, however the wireless config under YaST2 doesn't seem to load
it. I have set it up under etc/sysconfig/network, but if I type ifup
wlan-bus-usb it says it's not defined (or something like that). I'm
trying to use a D-Link usb wireless adapter. Is there another
wireless card better supported by Linux - say, a PCI adapter? or am I
just not doing it correctly?

Oksana

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:30:07 GMT, Oksana
<oksana.goertzen.removethis@facswaterloo.org> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I have a test machine at home that i've installed OES to. I've been
>trying to get a wireless DLink usb nic working in it with (I think) a
>prism chip. I have it defined and set up but when I plug it in
>nothing happens. I understand usb devices are different than static
>devices like ethernet pci devices. How should I be getting OES or
>SLES to recognize this device?
>
>It is recognized via HWInfo and at a terminal window using lsusb to
>probe the device. I've tried using ifup wlan-bus-usb -o hotplug but
>it says it's not defined or available. The file exists in
>etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan-bus-usb (or something close to that).
>
>If I use lsusb I can see it and all. Should I be trying to use the
>wireless stuff under YAST or using ndiswrapper to use the windows
>drivers?
>
>Thanks in advance, Oksana

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