1. Login as root.
2. Download ndiswrapper.
3. Gunzip (or use Konquerer for KDE) the downloaded Gzip archive and extract to something like /root/ndiswrapper
4. Put the WG111v2 CD into your CD drive.
5. Copy the drivers in drivers/winxp to a local folder.
6. Open a Console window.
7. cd to your ndiswrapper source directory.
8. At the console, type the following:
When that command finishes, type this:
After that, type this:
9. cd to your driver-holding folder.
ndiswrapper -i net111v2.inf
if it says: net111v2 driver present hardware present
then that worked.
at the console
Afterwards type modprobe ndiswrapper
if it pops up with no error, continue.
12. At console, type
iwconfig wlan0 .
if it comes up like this:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:”off/any” Nickname:”linux”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thr=2346 B Fragment thr=2400 B
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-52 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
13. Then type iwlist wlan0 scan.
If you can see your access point, type:
iwconfig wlan0 ESSID xxxx , where xxxx is the Service Set IDentifier (SSID) of your router
14. At this point, YaST will pop up, asking if you would like to register the new Network Device. Click yes.
15. At the YaST2 window, click add.
16. Set the following values:
Hardware Configuration Name=wlan0
Then check USB.
Set these values:
ESSID=(Your SSID Name)
Authentication=(your encryption type-choose shared key for wep/Open for none)
Key Input Type=Passphrase if WPA Key was generated by a keyword.
Encryption Key=Your passphrase.
If using WEP, go to 17. Else, Click finish and go to 18.
If using no encrytion, say yes to the next box, then click next.
17. Click Wep Keys if you are using WEP.
Click Passphrase if your key was generated by a keyword.
Type the Keyword in the box, click ok on both the WEP Dialogue and the Main YaST window.
Click next again.
18. Wait while YaST writes your networking configuration.