Activate HP WiFi-Adapter in HP notebook?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Carsten Schneider, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I have a HP/Compaq NC4010 notebook with an internal WiFi adapter (W400,
    Atheros chips). Suse 10.0 recognized the adapter and installed the driver
    but unfortunately the WiFi antenna is disabled (no blue light). For
    Windows, there exists a special driver to activate the WiFi-system with a
    special button. How can I do it with Linux???
    Any help would be great! ;-)


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    Carsten

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    Carsten Schneider, Dec 26, 2005
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    harold Guest

    I got the internal 802.11 working on my HP zv6000 by following the
    ndiswrapper instructions for the particular model at
    http://www.linux-laptop.net/ . This was under FC4_64. Dunno if that'll
    help you, but thought I'd point it out. Works great!

    Good luck!

    Harold
     
    harold, Dec 26, 2005
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    Peter F Guest

    If SuSE recognized and installed the drivers, use Yast to finish the
    setup (network devices).

    Peter F
     
    Peter F, Dec 26, 2005
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  4. I tried it, but found no option to activate the adapter...


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    Carsten Schneider, Dec 26, 2005
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  5. This page says the wifi is supported by the madwifi project:

    http://www.netsplit.com/text/nc4010.html
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

    This text is from the first link:
    "The laptop has a WiFi button that seems to unplug the aerial unless
    enabled, but once you've done this once it remembers your setting after a
    reboot so you don't have to switch it on and off all the time. Unlike
    bdale the blue light comes on for me."
     
    Douglas Mayne, Dec 27, 2005
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  6. I found the problem: I had the character "&" in my WPA passphrase... So the
    the string was cut in two parts and the script couldn't load the driver
    correctly... :-( Now it works, but witout the "blue light": that's no
    problem! ;-)

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    Carsten

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    Carsten Schneider, Dec 27, 2005
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