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Old 02-01-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Slackware User : Installation of Ndiswrapper Driver


I do need some assistance with the following errors. I am using Slackware and I am trying to install the drivers for my new Belkin Wireless USB Network Adapter (F5D7050). The following error occurs when I run the command "make":
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver'
make -C /usr/src/linux-2.6.15.6 SUBDIRS=/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.15.6'
LD /root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/built-in.o
CC [M] /root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/crt.o
In file included from /root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/crt.c:16:
/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/ntoskernel.h:718: error: field `lock' has incomplete type
/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/ntoskernel.h: In function `raise_irql':
/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/ntoskernel.h:755: warning: implicit declaration of function `mutex_lock'
/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/ntoskernel.h: In function `lower_irql':
/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/ntoskernel.h:777: warning: implicit declaration of function `mutex_unlock'
make[3]: *** [/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver/crt.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.15.6'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/ndiswrapper-1.51/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Can I get some assistance from the gurus out there ,, please.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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There is a slackware package for ndiswrapper as well, so that might help you at least get it working
http://ftp.de-mirror.org/linuxpackag...-i686-1McD.tgz
 
Old 02-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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Just a though, How about dropping the use of the ndiswrapper and go for
one of the other projects like madwifi. You could go to Slackbuilds.org and get
the build. I don't have that device but my linksys wireless cards I don't use the
wrapper.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 08:13 PM   #4
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THanks folks, I will let you know how I make out.

Last edited by ironring; 02-01-2008 at 08:14 PM. Reason: vocab
 
Old 02-02-2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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Ok folks, I am not having any fun trying to get my USB adapter activated.

Firstly, I realised that I could not use Madwifi as I was informed that no software has been written for the USB adapters to date. Although I dowloaded the software, I opted not to continue down that path.

Secondly, the user friendly software is not as user friendly as thought.
I am still fighting with it anyway. I have been able to download the require Window drivers for my Belkin Adapter (both inf. and .sys files) but
the Ndiswrapper is still not functional as previously noted. Anymore ideas.

By the way when I download and tar the file "http://ftp.de-mirror.org/linuxpackag...-i686-1McD.tgz", there is no directory created under Ndiswrapper. Should this be the case or have the relevant files been allocated to there respective files? In my reading of the install software for Ndiswrapper, I am suppose to install the Windows drivers with the ndiswrapper command (ndiswrapper -i driver.inf). To no avail. Can someone please enlighten this novice some more. thank you.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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Ironring,

Sorry to hear you're having such trouble with NDISwrapper, it normally is a fairly simple compilation in Slack. But the good news is that you don't need NDISwrapper!! Although Belkin doesn't officially support Linux, the Rt2x00 project has been on the prowl for creating drivers for cards using the Ralink chipsets. I believe yours is the 2570 chipset, and you can find a native linux driver for your card here.

This is the home page for the Rt2x00 project, where you can find tons of info about the drivers including install and use guidance.

Google is always your friend :-P. Happy Hunting
 
Old 02-02-2008, 07:43 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ironring View Post

Firstly, I realised that I could not use Madwifi as I was informed that no software has been written for the USB adapters to date. Although I dowloaded the software, I opted not to continue down that path.
See LINK re madwifi compatibility.
See this LINK regarding the prism54 driver compatibility and the usb Belkin F5D7050

Hope this helps.

Last edited by okos; 02-03-2008 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:32 PM   #8
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Also,

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12...adwifi-driver/
 
Old 02-08-2008, 12:42 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by ironring View Post

By the way when I download and tar the file "http://ftp.de-mirror.org/linuxpackag...-i686-1McD.tgz", there is no directory created under Ndiswrapper. Should this be the case or have the relevant files been allocated to there respective files? In my reading of the install software for Ndiswrapper, I am suppose to install the Windows drivers with the ndiswrapper command (ndiswrapper -i driver.inf). To no avail. Can someone please enlighten this novice some more. thank you.
list of mirrors for ndiswrapper package http://www.linuxpackages.net/download.php?id=11213
 
Old 02-10-2008, 07:33 AM   #10
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Installation of Belkin Adapter using ndiswrapper

By the way I have Slackware 12 installed on my computer and so I decided to install NDISWRAPPER 1.48 which installed perfectly. My issue now is to get my D-link router (which is connected up to my linux computer server) to recognize it. The light in my Belkin adapter is blinking. I tried pinging the server but no response as of yet. I know that I am getting close to completing this wireless project. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 08:28 AM   #11
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Hi,
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By the way I have Slackware 12 installed on my computer and so I decided to install NDISWRAPPER 1.48 which installed perfectly. My issue now is to get my D-link router (which is connected up to my linux computer server) to recognize it. The light in my Belkin adapter is blinking. I tried pinging the server but no response as of yet. I know that I am getting close to completing this wireless project. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Did you run 'netconfig'?
 
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Do I have to run 'NETCONFIG' in root at my server or in the current computer my belkin adapter is plug into? I know I have the name of my computer and IP address entered in my server.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #13
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The first place to check is here:
http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...andname=Belkin

There are many versions of that card, and the chipset it has is what is important here. If you have one that is supported then use the suggested drivers, if not then check ndiswrapper and see if they support it.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 07:03 AM   #14
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Do I have to run 'NETCONFIG' in root at my server or in the current computer my belkin adapter is plug into? I know I have the name of my computer and IP address entered in my server.
You should run the 'netconfig' on the machine you wish to configure. That would be the one that you installed the 'ndiswrapper' on then you would obviously need to get a 'IP' for that device. If the device is installed properly, run 'netconfig'.

You will be prompted for the machine information. Once this has been done then just do a '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart'. You can edit the '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf' manually if you desire. You can manually '/start/restart/stop' '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 option' at anytine, just replace option with one of the '/start/restart/stop' options.

I would suggest that you look at 'Linux Newbie Admin Guide'.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links' .
 
  


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