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Old 04-19-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
tavisor
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Broadcom 802.11b/g setup under 64 bit SUSE 9.2 with ndiswrapper


Hello All,
I am trying to setup my wireless card (see title) with ndiswrapper and I can't get it to work. I have a Presario R3000Z with Athlon 64 3700+.
I installed ndiswrapper and the 64 windows driver for my card.
Here goes what get:

linux:/home/octavian/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
netbc564 driver present, hardware present
linux:/home/octavian/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper # modprobe ndiswrapper
linux:/home/octavian/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper # dmesg
Bootdata ok (command line is root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x317 selinux=0 console=tty0 resume=/dev/hda6 desktop elevator=as splash=silent)
Linux version 2.6.8-24.14-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 3.3.4 (pre 3.3.5 20040809)) #1 Tue Mar 29 09:27:43 UTC 2005
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Disabled Privacy Extensions on device 000001003cc9c800(sit0)
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 1
ISOFS: changing to secondary root
warning: many lost ticks.
Your time source seems to be instable or some driver is hogging interupts
rip acpi_ec_read+0x150/0x181
module ndiswrapper unsupported by SUSE/Novell, tainting kernel.
ndiswrapper version 1.2rc1@050413 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver netbc564 (,10/01/2002,3.70.17.5) loaded
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:a3:86:13 using driver netbc564, configuration file 14E4:4320.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP

Then I execute
iwconfig
iwlist wlan0 scan

it finds the networks around, I can see the one I want to connect to.

iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid ....

It says there on the ndiswrapper webpage then now I have to setup the network parameters for the interface wlan0. What does it consist of?

Anyway I skip it and do:
dhcpcd wlan0

Now my wireless light is blinking (it used to be on all the time under windows- does it have anything to do with my problem?) but the internet is not working.

Anyone successfull with it?
Suggestions?
 
Old 04-19-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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Whats your ifconfig and iwconfig output? Has it actually obtained an IP using dhcpd?
 
Old 04-19-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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I ran it now and this is what I get... but this because now I am in my office and it looks like there is no wireless network around. Else, it finds some networks. I will try to run it somewhere where there's a network available...

linux:/home/octavian/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device wlan0 recommend version 18 of Wireless Extension,
but has been compiled with version 16, therefore some driver features
may not be available...

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:11558625 Missed beacon:0

About weather I obtained an IP or not... how do I find it out?
If I run dhcpd it does not display anything ... just goes to the next "prompter".
Thanks for trying.
Octavian
 
Old 04-19-2005, 06:59 PM   #4
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I have to add that if I run:

ifconfig wlan0 up

and then:

dhcpcd wlan0

I will get a message saying "no configuration was found for wlan0. Nevertheless it will be shut down... "

Help please,
Octavian
 
Old 04-19-2005, 07:43 PM   #5
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Are you using encryption on that network?
 
Old 04-19-2005, 07:47 PM   #6
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NO. It is our public library network. But I triedit with several networks.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 12:29 AM   #7
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Followup to post 4)
I have to add that if I run:

ifconfig wlan0 up

and then:

dhcpcd wlan0

now I get a blinking light and something like:

wlan0 is running and if wlan0 not running delete /var//....

But still no life signs from the internet.
Help please,
Octavian
 
  


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