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Author Topic: <solved>rtl8187 doesn't work in VL light b4  (Read 2733 times)

mutencillo

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<solved>rtl8187 doesn't work in VL light b4
« on: April 18, 2008, 10:17:33 am »

I have an alfa network (rtl8187) device, and i can't change my essid (with ndiswrapper because native drivers don't work). I make an "iwconfig wlan0 essid WLAN_57" and my essid says "ESSID:off/any". Any suggestions??

iwconfig detects it, and I can scan networks with iwlist scan, but ESSID remains unchanged.

I can't compile native drivers... it throws a bunch of errors :(

uname -an
Linux vector 2.6.22.19 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 21 10:52:39 MDT 2008 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Mobile CPU 1000MHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Any help appreciated.


Great distro btw :)
« Last Edit: April 19, 2008, 06:24:48 am by mutencillo »
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Re: rtl8187 doesn't work in VL light b4
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 11:46:24 am »

Did you try VLWifi from the start menu?
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mutencillo

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Re: rtl8187 doesn't work in VL light b4
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 07:06:13 pm »

Did you try VLWifi from the start menu?
Yes. Finally I downloaded the new kernel and all works fine with kernel driver :). Thank you
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Re: rtl8187 doesn't work in VL light b4
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 08:51:31 pm »

Very good. Understand you used the alternative "ide" kernel that is included on the install CD?
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mutencillo

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Re: rtl8187 doesn't work in VL light b4
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 06:19:55 am »

Very good. Understand you used the alternative "ide" kernel that is included on the install CD?

I downloaded the new kernel from www.kernel.org, and i make the compilation with the default VL config and rtl8187 module support. VL is the perfect distro for run my PIII 1000mhz :D. Thank you! salu2
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