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Old 07-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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WLAN USB Stick using ndiswrapper - no interface loaded


hi everyone.

i am building my own little system. now that i am beyond compiling the kernel and writing the sysinit file file, i am trying to get my net up.

i have an avm fritz!wlan usb stick version 2.0. it works fine on windows (which i intend to get rid of as soon as i can access the network...). I am using the fwlanusb.sys driver over ndis. the driver gets loaded without errors, ndiswrapper -l reports both driver and device present.

however, there is no interface. neither ifconfig -a nor iwconfig can find an interface (other than loopback and eth0, which is a sis900 10/100MBit ethernet adapter). /proc/net/wireless is also empty.

so what exactly does that driver i load do? did anyone have a similar expirience before? every driver i used over ndis before either worked ok or it obviously didn't (driver error, device errors). This weird mix is a first.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-13-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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Once the windows driver is installed you need to load ndiswrapper as a module i.e.
modprobe ndiswrapper.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 01:04 AM   #3
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once the modules is loaded, if it doesnt work..... sometimes one version of the windows driver will cooperate and another wont. The ndiswrapper page has a list of cards and which drivers are known to work... it might not hurt to have a look there
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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Yep, kind of obvious mistake. it makes sense to insert a module before one can use it, doesn't it?

For my defense i would like to state that i hadn't had my claws on a computer for the last 10 months...

That was it, works. Thanks guys.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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Yep, kind of obvious mistake. it makes sense to insert a module before one can use it, doesn't it?

For my defense i would like to state that i hadn't had my claws on a computer for the last 10 months...

That was it, works. Thanks guys.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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If you didnt read the docs fully, or simply missed that, its an easy mistake to make. It woudnt be hard to think that the make install scrpit would do that for you automatically (although there are various reasons that it is good that it does not)

at any rate, glad to see it working for you
 
  


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