Using Windows wireless card drivers
For many wireless networkcards, Linux drivers are not available. Don't worry! Despite that, it is very easy to get your card working: With 'ndiswrapper', you can load the Windows-drivers. This is a small guide to get wireless working.
- Step 1) Make sure ndiswrapper is installed. You can check it with PiSi KGA. If ndiswrapper isn't installed, you can install it with PiSi KGA.
- Step 2) Download the Windows drivers of your networkcard. If you don't know where you can find it, have a look at this list: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List
For step 4, it is necessary to download it to your Desktop. Remember your current username.
- Step 3) Unzip it, and remember the name of the created directory with the drivers.
- Step 4) Open a terminal in administrator mode: Pardus Menu -> Programs -> System -> More Applications -> Terminal Program - Super User Mode. Then, enter your administration password.
- Step 5) Go to the directory with the drivers
- Step 6) Install the driver:
ndiswrapper -i driver.inf Replace driver of the .inf-file.
- Step 7) Type this:
Now, installation of your networkcard is finished! The only thing you should do is adding the card: Pardus Menu -> Settings -> Internet & Network -> Network Configuration. Click on 'create', then select 'wireless network', choose the correct device, and you are ready to use your connection! Note: Sometimes you have to select 'Ethernet network' instead of wireless network. I don't know why, just try :-)
With KWifimanager (Menu -> Programs -> Internet -> More Applications), you can manage your wireless connections.