Wireless adapter problem

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peter b (b1pete) said :


I certainly hope that the PROPER driver for the wifi chipset that lives on your pc was installed --> pls check this before proceeding any further

do in a terminal




and see/observe the adapter chipset then do

ndiswrapper -l

that is lower char L --> if the TWO chipsets displayed by the previous cmd and the last MATCH then proceed as follows, in order shown

sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.orig
echo -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfaces
echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

I would suggest to remove any keys and mac filters -if any- on the router/ap just for a trial connection first (you can enable them after you've got a conn'n established without) then reboot pc.

IF everything was done correctly, after reboot you should see a conn'n established with the ap AUTOMATICALLY.

if THERE IS NO conn'n at this point pls do


in order shown --> again, if everything done correctly you should see output after both cmds that'll identify your wireless conn'n name (ususally wlan0 or it may be rtxxx etc) then pls do the cmd below using the conn'n identified

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan


sudo dhclient wlan0

you should see some output that identifies your ap -something like Cell X and some other info. again, if everything done ok then do

sudo ifup wlano


sudo ifconfig wlan0

at this point IF everything done OK a conn'n MUST be established with the ap. IF NOT then pls check EACH step described above and post here the output of above cmds; somebody will help you further.

hope this helps; best of luck.

peter b

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