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Wifi Acer

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Wifi Acer
September 27, 2007 10:36PM
Hi everybody. I'm new in the wonderful world of linux and in Elive and I have a problem with my wifi card. I've got a laptop Acer Aspire 5100 with a wifi card in. The problem is Elive doesn't recognize this card it doesn't appears in the hardware panel. Does anybody knows how I could do to make Elive recognize it ? Do I have to install a driver or anything else ? Or maybe do I "just" have to buy a wifi usb key running in Elive ? Thanks. I hope you'll answer me cause cause I'll move and the only way I'll have to connect to internet will be the wifi.
Re: Wifi Acer
September 28, 2007 01:42AM
Hello !

What is your wifi card ?
Re: Wifi Acer
September 28, 2007 06:40PM
Hi thank you for taking time to answer me. And I don't know what my wifi card is. I only know the driver is "Wireless Lan Driver 802bg Broadcom". I'm sorry I would give you more information but I Don't know more. Thank for answering. Bye.
Re: Wifi Acer
September 30, 2007 06:29AM
Give the output of the "lspci" command wink

But, if it's a Broadcom card, I think you should use ndiswrapper.
Re: Wifi Acer
October 14, 2007 11:35PM

I have the same problem on my Dell D620 (core solo)...

My wifi cards is a Broadcom 57xx ... on broadcom site there's a package .tar (or .zip) with linux tg3 driver... i have try to install but without solution... (error during compile)

I have copy the driver.sys from \windows\system32\driver folder, but ndiswrapper -i said me "...the driver maybe not work fine" (or some like this)

My ask is: how i install ndiswrapper driver (and wich file i need), and after, for setting the card wich grafic software can i use???

Thank you at all for relpay...
Re: Wifi Acer
October 15, 2007 06:15PM
Re: Wifi Acer
October 19, 2007 12:55AM
emosmile Solved: Broadcom WLAN 1390 + Elive

In my problem I see the card in lspci output, but the command iwconfig report all "no wireless extension"...

(real problem are the driver need to be load from ndiswrapper)

I follow this instruction at [ubuntuforums.org] and now I see wlan0 in iwconfig output :P

The links instruction are for Ubuntu, but wuth some little change are ok for Debian too (so Elive...)