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Old 12-29-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
mtrxknight
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Linksys Wireless N: WMP300N PCI Adapter troubleshooting


I know there are many posts pertaining to ndiswrapper, but none of them has helped.

I'm running openSuSE 10.2 on Pentium D with the x86_64 version of opensuse. I have used Yast to install ndiswrapper. I have used the provided windows drivers for the wireless card, and all seems to work except when I run modprobe. Here are commands entered and their output:

Code:
# ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.9
driver version:        1.25
vermagic:       2.6.18.2-34-default SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
# ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4329) present (alternate driver: ndiswrapper)
# ndiswrapper -m
module configuration contains directive install pci:v000014E4d00004329sv*sd*bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
;you should delete that at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 691, <MODPROBE> line 570.
module configuration contains directive install pci:v000014E4d00004329sv00000060sd00001737bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
;you should delete that at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 691, <MODPROBE> line 571.
adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper ...
couldn't add module alias:  at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 705.
# modprobe ndiswrapper
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.
modprobe ndiswrapper doesn't do anything and I'm a newbie, so I'm not sure how to fix whatever is going on with the module alias and how to get this stuff working.

To all the really experienced Linux guys: please help. I've contacted linksys for help and of course they're no good, and I'm getting battle weary. If I need to upgrade ndiswrapper, please provide details as how to do that, because as I said, I'm still new and getting used to Linux concepts. I have not yet learned how to compile the kernel or any of the more techy stuffy that I do intend to get to, as that is the cool aspect of Linux.
 
Old 12-29-2006, 04:34 AM   #2
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I think that you should post your /etc/modprobe.conf file as well as your /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper file. If the modprobe.conf or modprobe.conf.local files are too long, grep for 'pci:v000014E4d00004329'.
 
Old 12-29-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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As requested,
/etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper :

install pci:v000014E4d00004329sv*sd*bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
install pci:v000014E4d00004329sv00000060sd00001737bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper


and as for /etc/modprobe.conf ,
no where did I see a mentioning of pci:v000014E4d00004329.
modprobe.conf.local had no entensions in it.
modprobe.conf is as you said way too long to post, but here is the beginning:

#
# Copyright (c) 1996-2002 SuSE Linux AG Nuernberg, Germany.
# All rights reserved.
#
# Author: Hubert Mantel <mantel@suse.de>, 1996-2002
#
# Configuration file for loadable modules; used by modprobe
#
# Please don't edit this file. Place your settings into
# /etc/modprobe.conf.local instead.
#
#
########################################################################
# Aliases - specify your hardware
########################################################################

install eth0 /bin/true
install eth1 /bin/true
install tr0 /bin/true
install scsi_hostadapter /bin/true
install fb0 /bin/true



I figured this I should post because it does not show wlan0 amongst those aliases. I don't know if this is significant or not.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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Are you sure that this card works on your 64bit system? What does "dmesg | grep ndiswrapper" say?
 
  


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