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Old 09-18-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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[wifi][debian] problems with ndiswrapper ..


Hello,

on linux debian:
Code:
vmo:/etc/modprobe.d# uname -a
Linux vmo 2.6.8-2-386 #1 Thu May 19 17:40:50 JST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
I have installed ndiswrapper: ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.8-2-386

I type: ndiswrapper -i GPLUS.inf
without problems:
Quote:
vmo:/etc/modprobe.d# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
gplus driver present
I type: ndiswrapper -m
without problems:
Code:
vmo:/etc/modprobe.d# ndiswrapper -m
modprobe config already contains alias directive
I type: modprobe ndiswrapper
without problems:
Code:
vmo:/etc/modprobe.d# modprobe ndiswrapper
vmo:/etc/modprobe.d#
BUT,

Code:
vmo:/etc/modprobe.d# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     No such device

vmo:/etc/modprobe.d#

Its an D-link DWL G650 Rev. C

Any idea ?
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:12 PM   #2
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New .inf:

Code:
vmo:/home/mycado/
# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
neta3ab driver present, hardware present
But not work :\
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:14 PM   #3
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I would try this as root:
Code:
iwlist scan
That should list all the possibilities for device names. My debian sees its wireless as eth1, but it could be one of several choices:

Code:
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

irda0     Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1      Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:15:E9:1B:0D:48
                    ESSID:"Mac_Muo"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
                    Mode:Master
                    Channel:3
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:54 Mb/s
                    Extra: Rates (Mb/s): 1 2 5.5 9 11 6 12 18 24 36 48 54
                    Quality=82/100  Signal level=-38 dBm
                    Extra: Last beacon: 188ms ago
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:15:E9:D3:7C:00
                    ESSID:"TerminalCityNetwork"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
                    Mode:Master
                    Channel:6
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:54 Mb/s
                    Extra: Rates (Mb/s): 1 2 5.5 9 11 6 12 18 24 36 48 54
                    Quality=82/100  Signal level=-48 dBm
                    Extra: Last beacon: 104ms ago

sit0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
So in my case, I know the device with wireless capabilities is eth1.

If you don't have the iwlist program, I think it is part of the wireless tools package, but if you have iwconfig you most likely have iwlist as well.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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Code:
vmo:/home/mycado
# iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

sit0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:19 PM   #5
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Quote:
Any idea ?
My idea is that when you mess around with ndiswrapper with a card that has native Linux drivers, you deserve to have problems.

Dump ndiswrapper, and start looking around for the native driver ... probably madwifi
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:20 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by rickh
My idea is that when you mess around with ndiswrapper with a card that has native Linux drivers, you deserve to have problems.

Dump ndiswrapper, and start looking around for the native driver ... probably madwifi
Madwifi drivers is hardest to install .. (recompile..)
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:32 PM   #7
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AHHHHHHHHHH its work !
I've just reboot all the connexion ..
 
  


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