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Wireless connection problem in Ubuntu 6.10


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Pappo

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I am trying to get a Buffalo wireless card (Broadcomm bcm4306 type) to connect to my Access Point.
I installed Ubuntu 6.10.
I installed ndiswrapper and was able to see my card and activate it.
The KDE network manager allowed me to set my essid and wep key.
When I tell it to apply, it goes off and reload and activates / enables my card, but when I run "ifconfig eth0" it shows there is a card, but no IP has been assigned to it.
I used "iwlist eth0 scan" command and it shows my home router.
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Make sure your wireless.conf is set to dhcp. Other than that, try it on the network with no WEP, or try assigning a static. Wireless + linux = headache, sometimes.
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I got it working, but I had to use Ubuntu instead of Kubuntu.
I couldn't get wifi-radar to load because it needed python-gtk2 and then the dependencies just kept adding on in Kubuntu.
So I just loaded Ubuntu 6.10, installed the ndiswrapper files:
ndiswrapper-common version 1.18
ndiswrapper-utils version 1.1-5
ndiswrapper-utils-1.1 version 1.1-5
ndiswrapper-utils-1.8

Then I followed the Dapper wireless networking Howto and used ndiswrapper to load my firmware, modprobe to add ndiswrapper to my kernel.
Then, since Gnome desktop was part of Ubuntu, I was able to load and run wifi-radar and 'VOILA' I was connected.
In fact I am sending this reply to you from Firefox, running on my new Ubuntu installation.
Linux life is good....
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