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Old 02-03-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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No wireless extensions for any network interfaces?


I am running Fedora Core 8 with Gnome. To get the system to recognize my wireless card, I had to install something called ndiswrapper so that it emulates the way Windows does wireless networking basically. It looks like ndiswrapper is installed OK. The problem is when it tells me to check the status of the wireless network by typing iwconfig. When I run this command, I get the following out:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

virbr0    no wireless extensions.
Yet, I can see that the system recognizes that there is a wireless card in the PC using lspci and according to ndiswrapper, it now has a driver. Do I have to manually create wireless extensions somehow? What am I supposed to do here?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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First, check that ndiswrapper has installed the drivers: from the command line (as root) try: ndiswrapper -l

This should tell you if the drivers were found and installed. If you did not install the Windows drivers using ndiswrapper, you need to do that.

If ndiswrapper has the correct Windows driver, then: modprobe ndiswrapper should load it.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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First, check that ndiswrapper has installed the drivers: from the command line (as root) try: ndiswrapper -l

This should tell you if the drivers were found and installed. If you did not install the Windows drivers using ndiswrapper, you need to do that.

If ndiswrapper has the correct Windows driver, then: modprobe ndiswrapper should load it.
Typing in the first command gives me:

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mrv8000c : driver installed
        device (11AB:1FAA) present
Typing in the second command doesn't seem to have any effect...
 
Old 02-03-2008, 07:10 PM   #4
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run lsmod and look for the ndiswrapper module.

Then look at ifconfig.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 08:28 PM   #5
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lsmod gives me:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
ndiswrapper           221696  0 
nls_utf8               10305  0 
ipt_MASQUERADE         11457  1 
iptable_nat            14789  1 
nf_nat                 25965  2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
bridge                 59241  0 
rfcomm                 50537  0 
l2cap                  36289  9 rfcomm
bluetooth              64453  4 rfcomm,l2cap
autofs4                28361  2 
sunrpc                168009  1 
nf_conntrack_ipv4      17353  15 iptable_nat
ipt_REJECT             12353  4 
iptable_filter         11073  1 
ip_tables              26281  2 iptable_nat,iptable_filter
nf_conntrack_ftp       16489  0 
nf_conntrack_ipv6      25713  12 
xt_state               10689  25 
nf_conntrack           65345  7 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
nfnetlink              13321  4 nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack
xt_tcpudp              11713  32 
ip6t_ipv6header        10817  2 
ip6t_REJECT            12993  2 
ip6table_filter        10945  1 
ip6_tables             21257  2 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6table_filter
x_tables               23113  9 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_ipv6header,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand       15569  1 
loop                   23493  0 
dm_multipath           24401  0 
ipv6                  307273  16 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
kvm                    70041  0 
snd_hda_intel         361577  3 
snd_seq_dummy          11461  0 
snd_seq_oss            37313  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     15041  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                56673  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         15061  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            45889  0 
snd_mixer_oss          22721  1 snd_pcm_oss
pcspkr                 11329  0 
snd_pcm                80201  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
k8temp                 13377  0 
hwmon                  11081  1 k8temp
snd_timer              27721  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
i2c_nforce2            14017  0 
forcedeth              53321  0 
snd_page_alloc         16465  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
button                 15969  0 
i2c_core               28865  1 i2c_nforce2
snd_hwdep              16073  1 snd_hda_intel
snd                    60137  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore              15073  1 snd
sg                     40297  0 
sr_mod                 23397  0 
cdrom                  40553  1 sr_mod
usb_storage            87169  0 
pata_amd               20293  0 
dm_snapshot            22921  0 
dm_zero                10305  0 
dm_mirror              27072  0 
dm_mod                 57649  9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ata_generic            14405  0 
sata_nv                25157  2 
libata                114032  3 pata_amd,ata_generic,sata_nv
sd_mod                 33345  3 
scsi_mod              145913  5 sg,sr_mod,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
ext3                  126929  2 
jbd                    64817  1 ext3
mbcache                15809  1 ext3
uhci_hcd               30561  0 
ohci_hcd               27845  0 
ehci_hcd               39117  0
And ifconfig gives me:

Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1B:FC:07:EB:F3  
          inet addr:192.168.1.4  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21b:fcff:fe07:ebf3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3420 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1783879 (1.7 MiB)  TX bytes:739640 (722.3 KiB)
          Interrupt:253 Base address:0x4000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:3554 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3554 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:2406212 (2.2 MiB)  TX bytes:2406212 (2.2 MiB)

virbr0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00  
          inet addr:192.168.122.1  Bcast:192.168.122.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::200:ff:fe00:0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:5068 (4.9 KiB)
I have no clue where to go from here...
 
Old 02-04-2008, 02:19 PM   #6
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Does anyone know anything about this?
 
  


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