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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: [SORTOFSOLVED]No wireless extensions with 2.6.33.1 Reply with quote

I'm trying to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.33.1, but I can't seem to get ``wireless extensions'' that ndiswrapper needs. I'm using the 2.6.33.1 tarball from kernel.org, along with reiser4, rt, and tuxonice patches. This is my old config and this is the new config.

One thing I noticed with a diff of the two configs is that the newer one has no CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT or CONFIG_WLAN_80211.

I've tried to use `make oldconfig' and I've tried creating a new config all together to no avail.

Anyone know what might be the problem?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dreadlorde,

I suspect that CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT and CONFIG_WLAN_80211 have been removed or renamed.

Maybe the newer kernel has a native driver for your wireless card?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to http://lwn.net/Articles/378613/, no new drivers were added.

I suppose it might be time for me to finally buy an ath9k card.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dreadlorde,

What wireless card do you have ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently, a netgear wg111t. It works with 2.6.31.6 and ndiswrapper. But I just found an ath9k card which I plan on buying, so I'm not sure if this is still a problem (for me).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dreadlorde,

A quick google tells that you probably have one of the following chipsets
Prism GT chipset
Broadcom chipset
Realtek chipset

I need the Vendor and Product IDs from lsusb to check.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record, this option changed again in kernel 2.6.33.

Now it's WEXT something.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no it's not, CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT is still there, but it can only be selected by other kernel drivers

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=306851#c5
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
dreadlorde,

A quick google tells that you probably have one of the following chipsets
Prism GT chipset
Broadcom chipset
Realtek chipset

I need the Vendor and Product IDs from lsusb to check.

Code:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1385:4250 Netgear, Inc WG111T
Device Descriptor:
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  bDescriptorType         1
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  bMaxPacketSize0        64
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    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
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      Endpoint Descriptor:
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        bDescriptorType         5
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      Endpoint Descriptor:
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      Endpoint Descriptor:
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Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
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  bNumConfigurations      1
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  Self Powered

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      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
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    Interface Descriptor:
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      Endpoint Descriptor:
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    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Per-port overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood       10 * 2 milli seconds
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  DeviceRemovable    0x00
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   Port 3: 0000.0100 power
   Port 4: 0000.0100 power
   Port 5: 0000.0100 power
   Port 6: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0003
  Self Powered
  Remote Wakeup Enabled

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  bMaxPacketSize0        64
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  iProduct                2 OHCI Host Controller
  iSerial                 1 0000:00:03.1
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    bDescriptorType         2
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    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0
    bmAttributes         0xe0
      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
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      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
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      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
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  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             3
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    Ganged overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood        1 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff
 Hub Port Status:
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   Port 2: 0000.0100 power
   Port 3: 0000.0100 power
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  Self Powered
  Remote Wakeup Enabled

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc. V220 Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks
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      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower               98mA
    Interface Descriptor:
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      bDescriptorType         4
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          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
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        bInterval              10
    Interface Descriptor:
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      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
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      bNumEndpoints           1
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          bNumDescriptors         1
          bDescriptorType        34 Report
          wDescriptorLength      27
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           ** UNAVAILABLE **
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          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
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        bInterval              10
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  (Bus Powered)

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Device Descriptor:
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  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
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  bNumConfigurations      1
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      Self Powered
      Remote Wakeup
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      bDescriptorType         4
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      bInterfaceProtocol      0 Full speed (or root) hub
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
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        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
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          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
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        bInterval             255
Hub Descriptor:
  bLength               9
  bDescriptorType      41
  nNbrPorts             3
  wHubCharacteristic 0x0002
    No power switching (usb 1.0)
    Ganged overcurrent protection
  bPwrOn2PwrGood        1 * 2 milli seconds
  bHubContrCurrent      0 milli Ampere
  DeviceRemovable    0x00
  PortPwrCtrlMask    0xff
 Hub Port Status:
   Port 1: 0000.0303 lowspeed power enable connect
   Port 2: 0000.0100 power
   Port 3: 0000.0100 power
Device Status:     0x0003
  Self Powered
  Remote Wakeup Enabled
Despite my card being manufactured by atheros, afaik, it doesn't have a free driver or firmware for linux.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my new dwa-642. It works great with the ath9k driver. :D

I haven't tested wpa2 though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will work for sure, ath9k rocks :P
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Think this is the same prob I had a while ago:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-817293-highlight-.html
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
It will work for sure, ath9k rocks :P
Yes it does. WPA2 works with it too!

Yay for no more unsecured wireless networks.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good :P
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