Arghh Suse 10 and wireless

I recantaly got all my computers setup on a wireless netork and then decided to install suse 10 on one of the computers. I had a look to see if there were any issues on useing wireless networks and found out various things.

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I recantaly got all my computers setup on a wireless netork and then decided to install suse 10 on one of the computers.
 
I had a look to see if there were any issues on useing wireless networks and found out various things. So thinking i had enough info i tried it out and &%?@~ it doesnt work.
 
Heres the wireless card i have:
netgear wg311v3
wep protected 128bit
 
Heres extactly what i did:
 
1. downloaded suse 10 64bit DVD image.
 
2. burn image to dvd.
 
3. booted onto dvd, went through the install process and installed every package.
 
4. booted into suse
 
5. more configureing like password and stuff
 
6. got onto kde desktop
 
7. copied WG311v3.INF & WG311v3XP.sys to home/username/
 
8. ran konsole
 
9. type as follows
 
SU
password: blah blah
 
ndiswrapper -i home/username/WG311v4.INF
 
<worked fine>
 
ndiswrapper -l
installed ndis drivers:
wg311v3 driver presant, hardware presant
 
<works fine >
 
ndiswrapper -m
adding alias wlan0 ndiswrapper to <oh cant remember>
 
modprobe ndiswrapper
FATEL cannot find ndiswrapper module
AND )(*£"&*£^$(£^*&^*"^$£*&" this is where it all goes wrong.
 
So what can i do i cant find any help on if this happens everything just says if no errors then type some command i cant remember of the top of my head.
 
BTW could you also tell me what i should do once this is fixed
 
 
 
 
HUGE THANKYOU TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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You missed one step. Did you;
 
sudo depmod -a OR
 
sudo /sbin/depmod -a
 
before doing ndiswrapper -m and modprobe ndiswrapper?
 
This adds the ndiswrapper module to the module tree, so SuSE knows that it is there.
 
I assume you are using ndiswrapper that came with SuSE and did not compile the package from source?
 
Also check to see (if you still have problems) if you have the kernel source package installed. A quick way to find this out is to navigate to the /usr/src directory and see if there is a symbolic link to your kernel there named linux.
 
As for what happens next, consult the ndiswrapper wiki installation page.


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yea did that - got no errors there.
 
figured it out now i think. i downloaded the latest stable version of ndiswrapper and install that, went through all those steps , typed in demsg and that said somthing about the drivers not being 64bit (guess i should have said that i was using 64bit suse) | downloading 32 suse as i type this and hopping that will work.
 
thanks for the link BTW


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Yaaaaaaaaa
 
Got it working!!!! posting from suse 10 and it rocks!!!!


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Nice going! 64 bit? Some day for me!