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  1. I'm not sure what you meant about the ipconfig /all and duplicating the settings but I did do ipconfig /release and then plugged my gentoo box in and went to restart dhcp. It completely freaked on me. I get Error, eth0: ignoring packet with xid -XXXXXXXXX as it's not ours (i101516628) I have no idea what this means or how to fix it. And nothing is working through my router atm so I'm plugged directly into the modem.


    Edit: Now dhcp is working in Debian on the laptop but nothing in Gentoo or Mandriva


    Edit again. Now Debian's not working either. :wall: :wall: :wall:

  2. Mayby a stuppid question but how do i extract the firmware from the *.sys file, i've never used bcm43, because i still using 2006 with NdisWrapper. I'll wait until 2008 comes out


    It's not a .sys file. And when I used the native drivers it automatically extracted the firmware. I just had to copy it to the new directory. But I agree with adamw. Try ndiswrapper first.

  3. I have that exact same card in my laptop. You need bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys windows drivers. It doesn't matter where you put them. Then just run networking, wireless through mcc. It'll search for drivers and then if will ask you if you want to use windows drivers. You then navigate to bcmwl5.inf and then just follow the steps using the wizard. Don't forget to do modprobe ndiswrapper when you're done. Run ndiswrapper -l and it should show you that the drivers are installed.


    You can also try the native drivers. They're built into the kernel and you follow the following steps. urpmi bcm43xx-fwcutter

    let it download and extract firmware.

    cp the *.fw files from /lib/firmware to /lib/hotplug/firmware (you have to create this directory).

    use mcc to set your wireless connection up. This card does not support WPA so if you want encryption you need to use WEP.


    Good luck.

  4. I have added a Contact Form to the default skin. You do not have to log in to access this form. It is designed to be used to help people who are having trouble logging in or registering. Also if you need to contact the admins you can use this form as it sends out an email to all of us.


    Edit: Per request of spinynorman it is also now included on the Portal Page as Contact Staff.



  5. Ok, I added it. Now if you can translate it for me I'll change it. I also noticed that some things are missing in My Controls. You can see the ones on the left. Friends and Personal Portal Information. I also need Recently Read Topics, Registered On, Messenger, Your Account Summary, Note Pad, Posts, and Post Average. That's all I can find in the pages for now but I'll keep looking for other things that need to be translated.

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