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Old 10-29-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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What do I use AFTER ndiswrapper?


Ok, I'm a bit puzzled now, it seems like i've almost got my wireless card working, but something is missing. I think the easiest way to show my problem is to paste what i'm doing in the terminal:
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ollie:/home/nathan # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

ollie:/home/nathan # ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
b44win          driver installed, hardware present
ollie:/home/nathan # ndiswrapper -m
modprobe config already contains alias directive

ollie:/home/nathan # modprobe b44win
FATAL: Module b44win not found.
ollie:/home/nathan # modprobe ndiswrapper
ollie:/home/nathan # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

ollie:/home/nathan #
Obviously, I was not sure what I should be modprobbing or really if that was what I needed to do at all.

Any help in getting these next few steps figured out would be much appreciated.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 02:31 PM   #2
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Before the commands above I had already done ndiswrapper -m
 
Old 10-29-2006, 02:41 PM   #3
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Check dmesg | tail. It should say something about an initializing ndiswrapper module.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 02:51 PM   #4
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Nope, this is all I get:

Code:
ollie:/home/nathan # dmesg | tail
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=55504 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:8f:b5:d1:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.233 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=345 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=42810 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=325
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:14:22:ac:37:c6:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.75 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=295 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=63867 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=275
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:15:c5:0a:7b:e9:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.97 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=291 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=13840 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=271
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=56162 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=56163 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=56166 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=715 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=56167 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=695
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=56228 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:0d:93:af:64:32:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.245 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=119 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=26688 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=99
ollie:/home/nathan #
 
Old 10-29-2006, 03:03 PM   #5
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Was this right after you modprobed it? It looks as if it has something to do with networking, but I'm not sure if it's WiFi. Try reboot, try again, and do dmesg | tail immediately.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 03:19 PM   #6
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Ok, so after I rebooted, I did the modprobe thing and checked the dmesg right away. Here's what I got:

Code:
nathan@ollie:~> su
Password:
ollie:/home/nathan # modprobe ndiswrapper
ollie:/home/nathan # dmesg|tail
ndiswrapper: driver b44win (Broadcom,09/15/2005, 4.37.0.0) loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:0b:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:229): log: C000138D, count: 1, return_address: f936582a
ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:232): code: 10
ndiswrapper (miniport_init:227): couldn't initialize device: C0000001
ndiswrapper (pnp_start_device:533): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0000001)
ndiswrapper: probe of 0000:0b:00.0 failed with error -22
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=61439 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=61440 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cd:33:c2:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.180 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=256 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=61441 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=236
ollie:/home/nathan #
 
Old 10-29-2006, 05:07 PM   #7
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Looks like ndiswrapper doesn't like the driver. Where'd you get it?
 
Old 10-29-2006, 06:38 PM   #8
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Ok, I went back and copied all the files from the wireless driver folder in windows (not just .inf and .sys) and put them all im my tmp/windrivers folder. I re-Intalled b44win using all these files and now I get better-looking messages in the ring buffer:
Code:
ollie:/home/nathan # dmesg|tail
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.14 <tigran@veritas.com>
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver v1.14 unregistered
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:16:cb:cb:ec:fd:08:00 SRC=130.71.41.198 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=490 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=12404 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=470
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=130.71.41.154 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=107 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=87
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=130.71.41.154 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=107 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=87
ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ndiswrapper version 1.10 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=130.71.41.154 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=107 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=87
ollie:/home/nathan #
 
Old 10-29-2006, 07:04 PM   #9
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Yeah, that looks right. Try iwconfig and all that now.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 08:31 PM   #10
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Still only getting lo, sit0 and eth0.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 09:30 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure Broadcom have released proper Linux drivers. Not entirely sure though..
 
Old 10-30-2006, 07:04 AM   #12
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So should I try to get native drivers from Intel or Broadcom? Would they even be different?
 
Old 10-30-2006, 04:11 PM   #13
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Get them off of Broadcom's site. They seem more official.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 05:57 PM   #14
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What am I supposed to look for on the Broadcom site? I searched ipw3945.

Sorry, this is probably a dumb question.
 
  


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