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Old 01-24-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
reshma
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Red face linksys wireless WMP54G and ndiswrapper: cannot connect


Hi All,
I am running Debian with kernel 2.6.1. I have Linksys Wireless-G Pci Adapter Model No. WMP54G. I downloaded the latest ndiswrapper (version .4) and installed using the install.sh script and i believe it actually worked because I didn't see any errors. So I skipped other steps.

When I run ifconfig and iwconfig I do get results back. So I removed my ethernet cable connection to my computer and tried to browse (if wireless was loaded and working this should've worked??). But how come I am not able to connet to the internet?
I don't want to autload at boot until I am sure that wireless is working but I am confused as to why its not working.
here is my ifconfig output:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:B5:0D:52:88
inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2688 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3002 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1925119 (1.8 MiB) TX bytes:399148 (389.7 KiB)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0x6000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:118 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:118 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:8535 (8.3 KiB) TX bytes:8535 (8.3 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:41:60:F8:C9
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2703 (2.6 KiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:21 Memory:dd800000-dd801fff


Here is my iwconfig output:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point:
00:06:25A:15:A9
Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-32 dBm Noise level:-256
dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:926 Missed beacon:0


I am a newbie and any help in solving my problem is much appreciated.
Thanks
Janu
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
reshma
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Hi Guys!!!

Nevermind. I figured it out. If anyone is interested, I had to edit /etc/network/interfaces file and then it worked!!!!
Yeppe!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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Could you describe what kind off steps ya did.
I 've got ndiswrapper version 0.3 running on my suse box, with kernel 2.4.166

when i try 'd to load 0.4 install.sh my system hangs on cardctl
 
Old 02-13-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
reshma
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Did you get any error message?
I first upgraded my kernel from 2.4 to 2.6 and installed source.
I also used bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys windows files. When I ran the script file I didn't have any errors. But the README did say that if you do get any errors when running script file, try the manual steps outlined. Have you tried that?
 
  


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