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Old 02-05-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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Question Problem to install RALINK RT2500 Cardbus card


Hi,

I have a problem to install my RALINK RT2500 card with ndiswrapper.
My problem was modprobe can't insert ndiswrapper, the folow error was shown:

modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.145-default/extra/ndisw rapper.ko): Invalid module format

but the rt2500 card is present and fuzzy.

I don't know whats the problem.

is there anybody to help me?

(sorry for my english ;-)
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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Did you build the ndiswrapper module yourself or did you install a binary? If the latter then you should go to http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net and get the source code and build the module against your kernel sources.


Now after saying all that I would really recommend you use the open source rt2500 driver instead of ndiswrapper + rt2500.sys. In Windows and in Linux using ndiswrapper my wireless connection is pathetic. It dropps out after 1 - 5 min and needs restarted constantly. Since I switched to open source rt2500 I have a good strong uninterrupted connection!

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Old 02-08-2005, 04:06 PM   #3
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I've installed ndiswrapper with YAST but I think I've forgotten a second package. Now it is installed and the device is present and fuzzy. After the install I used modprobe ndiswrapper and it starts the card. I've done the things written in ndiswrapper.sourceforge.wiki...
It found my Access point and (I think) I've configured right (include wep-encryption). But I can't connect!
After a restart of linux, I can't start the card, but no error was shown. I would start with modprobe wlan0 (I've done ndiswrapper -m).

I don't know what's the problem?

(Sorry for my bad English ;-)
 
Old 02-14-2005, 06:12 AM   #4
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What does fuzzy mean? Does the connection drop out frequently? If this is what you mean then as I said this seems to be related to the windows driver rt2500.sys. When I use the opensource rt2500 driver I have a good solid connection.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:34 AM   #5
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"present, fuzzy" its the messages by ndiswrapper. I checked by my dictionary, it means present but unclear. I will check, why it is unclear. I will wrap the original driver for my card from the driver cd.
 
  


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