Joined: Mar. 2007
||Posted: Oct. 05 2008,15:54
I have a Dell Inspiron B120 laptop with Windows XP on it. I'm able to connect to the wireless Internet on it with a Linksys WUSB54GC wireless card when I boot up in Windows XP.
However, I have not been able to connect to the wireless Internet when I boot up on a DSL live CD. I tried doing what the book said to do, but it wasn't enough.
What do I need to do? I have yet to get the LED in the wireless card to light up when I use DSL. But everything works fine in Windows XP. Why is Windows XP able to get onto the network but not DSL? What are the proper configurations?
Going to ndiswrapper setup and entering the full pathname of the file rt73.inf (with the default values of wlan0 for device and blanks for sid and wep) yields "Connection failed".
Entering ndiswrapper -i rt73.inf yields:
rt73 is already installed. Use -e to remove it
Entering ndiswrapper -l yields:
rt73 driver installed, hardware present
Entering modprobe ndiswrapper yields:
Entering iwconfig yields:
lo no wireless extensions.
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 recommend version 18 of Wireless Extension,
but has been compiled with version 16, therefore some driver features
may not be available...
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:54Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=-121 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal home=hda3 opt=hda3 restore=hda3 root=hda3