2 days ago i installed VL 7.0 Standard Gold, since then i managed to make all of my hardware to work, included my wireless card, an old Encore ENLIW-G 802.11 B/G (this card its so old that does not support WPA2, just WPA1)
i managed to install it with ndiswrapper, in fact i had to download the last driver, since with the driver that i had with the installation CD it failed to work.
now the 2 subjects:
1) I can't get the mod to boot as a module of the Kernel at the machine startup.
Every time i reboot my PC i have to "#modprobe ndiswrapper" in order to load the driver. i have done the "ndiswrapper -m" and in /etc/modules.conf there is a line "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper".
I tried out to fill /etc/modprobe.d/network.cfg with a line "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" but nothing happened
how can i make the mod to boot at the PC startup? and if it's possible to add the command "#ifconfig wlan0 up" in order to have it loaded for ifconfig at the very beginning
2) I can't connect with my family network.
(MY FAMILY NETWORK ITS POWERED BY A DIR-600, Hardware Version : Bx Firmware Version : 2.02 (some friends have updated theirs and they had no good results, so i keep the factory one) it has a WEP (yea i know about the poor security WEP means, but my PC's wireless card can't take any WPA2 config, i tried
) 128Bit type: "open" (the other option is Shared) and there is an option to put 13 ASCII characters or 26 HEX, in wich i have a 13 ASCII key
With iwscan i can see every network avaiable, including my house's one, and with iwconfig i can configure the ESSID, channel and network type. But when i get to the WEP key, i put it with "#iwconfig wlan0 key s:xxxxxxxxxxxxx" , but afterthat all of the other entrys i have made gets erased. i read iwconfig man, and in the key page it says that "phrasse type pass are not allowed". The key ends up like if it where "closed" type and i dunno how to change it (maybe that's the problem0)
trying it at the XFCE i use wicd wich is quite more easy than iwconfig. i manage to detect the Network, and i even put the key, wich seems to work, but it fails to give me an IP address. I set all the IP option as auto
I also tried VASM but its kinda hard and my home network appears as 2 different networks (the ESSID consist in 2 separated words)
I have played along with many wicd configs (i have changed almost every possible config in the program, one by one to be honest) but no results (in some cases it will not connect, and in the best ones it connects but does not get to recieve an IP address)
whats the problem? what should i change? i really have no clue about this...
thanks for any advice you guys can give me