View Full Version : Wireless install manual?

16th July 2006, 08:43 AM
I have tried to install wireless on my Siemens Fujitsu S 7117 Duo Core., but I can not make it work. Is there a simple manual somewhere I can get so I can make a proper install on the laptop?

Thank you!

16th July 2006, 09:53 AM
it entirely depends on what wireless card you have. if your lucky and have a card thats natively supported then once the kernel module is inserted then you should see it as (probably) eth1

if its an atheros based chipset then you need to check out madwifi. http://madwifi.org/

if only windows drivers are available for it then you can check out ndiswrapper, which, in essense , takes the windows driver for the card, puts a linux wrapper around it, and makes it a kernel module. only works for certain cards/drivers.

if you dont mind paying for a solution you can also check out linuxant, which is like ndiswrapper, but, i believe is for conexant based cards (could be wrong though) http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/


17th July 2006, 06:28 AM
Hello Joseph

Thanks for your reply. I shall take a look at the sites you refer to.

Best regards