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Old 09-05-2004, 08:35 PM   #1
denist
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Question Installing ASUS wireless card with NDISWRAPPER


Operating under Fedora Core 2, I'm attempting to activate a wireless card using Ndiswrapper. I've installed the ASUS driver for the card (a DWL-G510), and got the confirmation "mrv8ka51 present", but the card isn't working.

The following is an extract from dmesg:

ACPI disabled because your bios is from 98 and too old
You can enable it with acpi=force
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
mapped 4G/4G trampoline to ffff3000.
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=02345000 soft=02344000
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order 10: 8192 bytes)
Detected 300.785 MHz processor.

PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb0e0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
ACPI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
PCI: Invalid ACPI-PCI IRQ routing table
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 0000:00:07.0

ndiswrapper version 0.8 loaded

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.8]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.


? - Does the note that my BIOS is too old mean that it's not possible to get the card working?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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It sounds like you may not have cardbus support.

try this...

grep CARDBUS /boot/config-`uname -r`

see if you get this..

CONFIG_CARDBUS=y


Do you get anything from these commands like beeping or lights on the modem?

modprobe ndiswrapper

cardctl insert

cardctl ident

cardctl eject

modprobe -r ndiswrapper
 
Old 09-06-2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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I followed your suggestion, and got the "CARDBUS_CONFIG=Y" confirmation. When I enter the "modprobe ndiswrapper" instruction, the system hangs (occurred three times, I've had to re-boot), and the light on the wireless card has never come on.

Also, ndiswrapper -l produces the response "mrv8ka51 present, fuzzy" Previously, I had simply "mrv8ka51 present"
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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Can you try another Windows Driver?
 
  


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