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.
- Make sure ndiswrapper is installed. Normally it is installed in Pardus, check it in Package Manager.
- 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/joomla/index.php?/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,list/ (For the next steps, download the driver to your Desktop and remember your username.)
- Unzip it, and remember the name of the created directory with the drivers.
- Open a terminal in administrator mode: Pardus Menu -> Programs -> System -> More Applications -> Terminal Program - Super User Mode. Then, enter your administration password.
- Go to the directory with the drivers. cd /home/username/Desktop/directory-with-the-drivers.
- Check for already installed drivers: ndiswrapper -l
- If necessary remove them with: ndiswrapper -r drivername
- Install the driver: ndiswrapper -i driver.inf (Replace 'driver' with the name of your .inf-file.)
- Check with: ndiswrapper -l
- Check for problems: depmod -a
- Load ndiswrapper module: modprobe ndiswrapper
- Type this: ndiswrapper -m
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.