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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry i'm not getting them either, currently hacking away and realtek 8180 drivers, (for 2.4.21) trying to figure out how you set WEP keys with iwpriv (iwconfig cannot be used to set anything)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the new .6 version fixed most of my problems but i have one more the /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 script will only bring up the interface succsesfully if i pass the essid value useing iwconfig first. now i want to bring this interface up at boot but i don't know how to pass options like essid after the ndiswrapper is loaded but before the /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 script is run.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

truekaiser wrote:
now i want to bring this interface up at boot but i don't know how to pass options like essid after the ndiswrapper is loaded but before the /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 script is run.


https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=122435

Scripts to configure wireless settings and bring up the interface AFTER the module has loaded.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so people know: you can't use UberLords scripts with 8180 cards as you can only set options through iwpriv (this includes WEP essid, everything)

with linuxant/ndiswrapper you can use his excelent scripts though :-)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
truekaiser wrote:
now i want to bring this interface up at boot but i don't know how to pass options like essid after the ndiswrapper is loaded but before the /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 script is run.


https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=122435

Scripts to configure wireless settings and bring up the interface AFTER the module has loaded.


i am new at this so don't shoot me. but should i copy them verbatium or what?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solved the depscan issue :)

The problem for me was the 2.6.4 kernel, 2.6.3 works like a charm.
Now tried both ndiswrapper 0.4 and 0.6 without any problems loading/unloading/configuring the modules. In 2.6.4 there was nothing but trouble and errors 8O
I'm sure I configured the 2.6.4 kernel okay, copied the .config and did make oldconfig, even tried a lot of different kernel options....all a no go.

Now I'm back on that laptop posting this post :P
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:09 am    Post subject: another successfull ndiswrapper installation Reply with quote

I just got my new US Robotics 100Mbit (they say) Wireless Card working in my IBM A30 Notebook.

I used ndiswrapper 0.6 (note: there is a different way to install as described in this howto) and the drivers from http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net for the TI ACX 111 Chipset. (GPLUS.INF)

But i did not restart my computer since i got it working, hopefully it keeps working ;-)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:45 am    Post subject: 2.6.4 kernel with ndiswrapper 0.6?? Reply with quote

I Have followed the INSTALL doc included with ndiswrapper 0.6 to the letter and to no avail. modprobe ndiswrapper loads without complaint but no wlan0 exists and ndiswrapper does not display device. I have tried 3 different drivers, 2 from ndiswrapper page, one from cd that came with laptop. The card is builtin Broadcom BCM94306 I have 2.6.4-gentoo-r1 kernel. I would rather not go to 2.6.3 kernel as it caused problems on this laptop. I know i have the kernel config options set, my wireless cisco pcmcia nic works fine. Im not worried about the iwconfig portion of the builtin nic i would just love to be able to do modprobe ndiswrapper and see wlan0 in ifconfig. If anyone can confirm that it wont work with this kernel or give me a suggestion i would appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recently change this howto with instruction for ndiswrapper-0.6, take a look at those if you have not already.

That chipset is know to work and is the same one that I have. I use the driver that is on the ndiswrapper page.(the zip file for BCM 94306).

Does your card show up in dmesg when you load the module? If so it is just a matter of getting the interface setup. If not, the only thing I can think of off the top of my head is to upgrade the kernel.

Let me know, and we will try to get you up and running.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:08 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for the response. It does not show up in dmesg thats the problem. Ive been told that when you do modprobe ndiswrapper it should also show up. The card shows in lspci. Ive seen a couple of different things about ndiswrapper and this kernel. Im using 2.6.4-gentoo-r1, ive seen a few posts about it locking up with that kernel, however i am not experiencing lockups. I have also heard from someone with 2.6.4 kernel (vanilla sources) that they have it working with ndiswrapper 0.4 or 0.5 I think i might try using vanilla sources and see if that fixes the problem. When i try doing ndiswrapper i get an error stating Couldnt load kernel driver: permission denied. This is where it is at atm. ndiswrapper loads however, i have gotten it to load without complaining, however dmesg just shows "ndiswrapper version 0.6 loaded" nothing about the card itself, which of course is why it doesnt show up with ifconfig -a. Also there is difference between compiling for dl'ed source and emerging the ndiswrapper ebuild. When compiling from source i never wind up with /etc/modules.d/ndiswrapper I have tried 0.6 source and i have used cvs to grab latest source. When i emerge that file exists , im unsure if 0.6 is supposed to have that file or not. I have edited it with the path to the .sys and .inf and changed IDENTIFIER DEVICEID to 14E4 4320 which is correct for my layout. I have also booted into windows to turn the buitin NIC on since i cannot seem to turn it on or off in linux. And i have edited the corresponding conf file in /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5/ to set radio to on. Not sure where else to go from here except maybe trying an earlier version of ndiswrapper and/or trying vanilla sources.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:37 pm    Post subject: DHCPCD Trouble Reply with quote

Hey, thanks for this great guide.... I am succesfully posting this post using my IBM R40 with a Cisco Aironet 350 Mini-Pci card. :-)

I have a little trouble though with dhcpcd... If I set the card using iwconfig and ifconfig everything works smoothly :-) But for certain scenarios I need to grab network information using dhcp...

If I run

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% dhcpcd wlan0


I just wait for a long time and my interface goes down... I know that the dhcp server is working... Any ideas to get around this problem?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing to me works well :( :( my intel card is not detected wiith lspci 02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 1043 (rev 04) , i have the latest ndiswrapper, kernel 2.6.4 r1 from gentoo-dev-sources, i don't know what else can i do, i need really wireless to work, i'm nearly xp again...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx scootersmk

I've got my DLINK DWL-G520+ up and running with ndiswrapper. Sometimes I have some trouble with lost connections to the AP, I hope a better aerial will fix this problem.

dmesg shows this messgage:
wlan0: wireless mode set earlier (2) is not same as wireless mode now (1)

What does it mean?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,
thx for the great how to :D
got my ADM8211 chip running.
the only problem i had was that modprobe was not running probably.
it was complaining about the ignore-install modprobe attribute. i don't now why.
anyway before you do a modprobe make sure to edit the /etc/modules.d/ndiswrapper file and replace the "/etc/ndiswrapper/REPLACE" with your directory, in my case /etc/ndiswrapper/netadm11"
actually i was NOT commenting the line out because of the --ignore-install trouble and decided to run loadndisdriver /etc/ndiswrapper/netadm11 manually.
that brought me up my wlan0 device !! great stuff :)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyway my fu*king pcmcia card freezes my system:
please see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=160247
need your help!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:04 am    Post subject: Wow...I'm ready to toss in the towel... Reply with quote

Hey folks,

I have followed the instructions at the beginning of this thread up to #5, where I'm supposed to type "make install" from the ndiswrapper directory. I get some errors there, and I'll get back to that in a bit..

I'm a Windows user who came over to Gentoo just last week purely as an experiment in futility...I'm staring at my boot disks for Windows and considering throwing Win2K right back on the machine because I've spent a couple of hours each night on these boards trying to configure an old Dell 233MgHz so it can ping Yahoo.com, but to no avail...I'm hoping one or all of you will try to talk me down off the Windows 2000 ledge... :D

Ok, so here's what I know>

I'm running kernel 2.4.24, which I installed from stage 3 from a Live CD

If I type "lspci" I get this regarding my wireless Linksys WMP11 PCI card:

Code:
Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4301 802.11b (rev 01)


I've emerged wireless-tools

When I type
Code:
ifconfig
I only get "lo"

When I type
Code:
iwconfig
I get "lo no wireless extension"

I went here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/supported_chipsets.html but I see four sets of drivers for Broadcom and am not quite sure if I'm supposed to download 1, all, or none of these...and before you tell me to "find the driver that goes with your card," I'm not sure how to do that, either :lol:

I see I'm supposed to "disable SMP support," but I'm not sure where I'm supposed to be looking for that...

Ok so back to the part where I am sitting in the /root/ndiswrapper-0.6

I type "make install"

and I get about 90 lines scrolling past...most of which read "warning, error, warning...initialization makes integer from pointer without a cast"

it's a real friggin mess.

If someone could help me get this working, or if I can supply you with more info, I'd be happy to do so.

Thank you very much!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wahoo I got my Realtek 8180 based card working using the CVS sources. Thanks for the help everyone :D. I'm trying this message up on it right now. I spent five hours on it today and was just about to give up and buy a prism based card... lucky I didn't. The best part is I got this card through pricewatch for 14 bucks with free shipping. :D.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:27 am    Post subject: Just what the doctor ordered!!! Reply with quote

Worked like a charm for me. Only extra step was needing to copy over the *.img files with the driver for the aironet. This was my saviour had been strugglin all day to figure out how to make my Cisco Aironet 350 MiniPCI.

Thinkpad R40 2.2GHZ P4
Gentoo 2004.0
Kernel 2.6.5
Cisco Aironet 350 MiniPCI

Thank Guys
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:59 pm    Post subject: got it up and running Reply with quote

looks good, :P
it's working for my Netgear PCMCIA MA521.
my specs:

thinkpad t20 - p3 700
gentoo-dev-sources 2.6.5-r1
ndiswrapper cvs

thanks a lot for this wonderful how-to.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where is SMP support in the linux-2.6.4-ck-r1 kernel? I can't find it, I looked for about ten min.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This works great on my laptop:

Dell Inspirion 8000
Dell Truemobile 1300 Mini-PCI
NDIS from the site
Gentoo Dev 2.6.5-r1

Microsoft Wireless Base Station/Router, MN-700, Wirless G
128bit security enabled
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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where is SMP support in the linux-2.6.4-ck-r1 kernel? I can't find it, I looked for about ten min.


It is under Processor Type and Features
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:04 am    Post subject: not clear Reply with quote

What I am not clear on is how to go about using the ebuild is there a howto of what to do after emergeing the 0.6 ebuild? How do I uninstall the old version of ndiswrapper if I am going to use the ebuild? I was getting depscan errors when I did an emerge -U world it seemed that when the module was loaded at boot it decided to start trying to bring up the interface, at least that is what it seems to have done since when I unload the module and reload it, then try to start wlan0 it says it is already started, even though I am sure I stopped it before ever unloading the ndiswrapper module.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:27 am    Post subject: scratch that Reply with quote

well I upgraded my kernel to the newest mm sources 2.6.5-mm6 and when I did the module I had built before did not want to load, I considered doing ndiswrapper -m but then I decided to try and emerge the new ebuild it did not work. I had already deleted all relavent ndiswrapper files but it would not emerge, I wish I had saved the readout. Anyway I downloaded the 0.7 and did a quick make install then added the windows drivers. One thing that is for sure, just like the first time, when I loaded the ndiswrapper module right after making it and loading the windows drivers then shutdown eth0 to make sure that wlan0 comes up the system goes haywire. Anyway, I never did the ndiswrapper -m I jsut rebooted cause everything was sucking, and lo and behold, my old settings to load the ndiswrapper module worked to load it and wlan0 came up like a charm with no depscan errors. This is with the broadcom94306 chipset and the previously mentioned kernel. Happy wifi! 8) Oh and by the way, does anyone know of any software I can use for wardriving with this chipset, (the ones I looked at like kismet seem to be only for 802.11b cards) using the ndiswrapper, or does it have more to do with the way the lan interface (wlan0) is brought up?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I followed the HOWTO instructions to install ndiswrapper 0.6. Unfortunately, when I modprobe, I got this :

Code:
ndiswrapper version 0.6 loaded
ndiswrapper adding tnet1130.sys
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
PCI: Unable to reserve mem region #2:fffe5000@de020000 for device 0000:02:00.0
tnet1130.sys: probe of 0000:02:00.0 failed with error -16


Did someone get the same thing (and solved it....) ? It can't be a matter of memory, I've got lots of free Mo.

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