Linux wireless install help

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Linux help!!!

OK, I finally got my wireless working last night, but when i went to school today, I tried to connect there, no luck.

and when i got home tonight and reset all my settings to what they were when i was connected, i got nothing!!!

anyone know what i can do? i already uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. I am afraid I will need to do a system restore of some type.

This is irritating me!!! no wonder windows is used on most of the worlds computers!!! it just works!!!
 

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dduardo
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Are you using the ndiswrapper? If you are did you remember to do:

modprobe ndiswrapper

If you don't want to do this every reboot you should add ndiswrapper to /etc/modules.d/kernel-<whatever version you have>
 
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I did that, it says its loaded, then i try

ifup wlan0

but i get the message that there is no IP address. I mean, i did the exact same steps last night, and it worked fine.

I might have to do a system restore (?) to last night.

I might have to reinstall, i didn't realize i needed to make a backup file. Unless I can get some tips on what to do here, I am kinda screwed. this is seriously making me wanna quit linux forever if its this hard to use.
 
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Hey dont give up on Linux. It has come a long in just the past couple years. Every day it gets better and better. I would strongly urge to use the most user friendly disto of all. Try Mandriva (formerly known as Mandrake) I absolutely love Mandrake. It's so simple and easy to use. I haven't tried Kubunto. But I have had used Redhat 9, Suse 9, Slackware, Knoppix, Debian, Phlack, plus a few others and I must say that I had the easiest time with Mandrake. I know that there are a lot of Mandrake haters out there who complain about Mandrake being for noobies but I really like it and it's always been friendly for me. You can get iso from http://linuxiso.org [Broken] <---- My fav site
 
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Here you can check your hardware :biggrin:
I love Mandriva!

http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/en/hardware [Broken]
 
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physicsCU said:
I did that, it says its loaded, then i try

ifup wlan0

but i get the message that there is no IP address. I mean, i did the exact same steps last night, and it worked fine.

I might have to do a system restore (?) to last night.

I might have to reinstall, i didn't realize i needed to make a backup file. Unless I can get some tips on what to do here, I am kinda screwed. this is seriously making me wanna quit linux forever if its this hard to use.

do the commands following and post the output:

lsmod

iwconfig

iwlist wlan0 scan

ifconfig

edit: Do them as root, not as regular user.
 
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physicsCU said:
I did those commands, check here: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/index.php?showtopic=30931

they are in there somewhere.

and i will check on mandriva too. i looked into kubuntu, but the live cd wouldn't boot on my dual-boot machine. i checked on everything in bios too.

From a cursory glance, looks like signal issues. But I'm not sure. Thats not all the commands I asked you to run though.
 
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really? which ones did i miss?

I can run those for you then.

its not a signal issue, I think its an issue within linux, I can't even see my MAC address in linux.
 
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physicsCU said:
really? which ones did i miss?

I can run those for you then.

its not a signal issue, I think its an issue within linux, I can't even see my MAC address in linux.

Well, from the output you gave me (which was not eveyrthing I asked for) thats what came to mind. To repeat the list of commands (points at previous post as well):

lsmod

iwconfig

iwlist wlan0 scan

ifconfig

Just run them all and post the output.
 

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