Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Oct. 07 2008,21:59
I am running DSL 4.4.6 LIVECD on an old Compaq 1672 350 MHZ K6-2, 192 Meg Ram, 80 Gig Hard Drive, with a PCMCIA Buffalo Tech WLI-CB-G54HP Wifi Card. I can't get the control panel to properly configure the Wifi card. I can make the card work if I do the following as root in a terminal window:
modprobe ndiswrapper (turns on the LINK LED)
iwconfig (Blinks the POWER LED Once)
then open the control panel, click on DHCP Client, then click NetCardConfig, set to: wlan0, dhcp, accept & exit, then open Firefox.
Ndiswrapper in the control panel appears to not load the drivers for bcmwl5.inf propely. If I do a ndiswrapper -l in a terminal window, it says they are loaded and the hardware is present, but the LED's never come on and it never works. By removing them with ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5 and loading from a terminal window, I can make the LED's come on when I issue a modprobe ndiswrapper.
I'm no expert on Wifi or DSL, but I am using the compaq to send this help request. I never had this type of problem with prior versions. What can I do to help you track down this problem?
I need specific Terminal commands, please!
Thanks for DSL.