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Old 10-28-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
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From one problem to another, ndiswrapper, FC6


Now ndiswrapper -l seems to work, I get this output instead;
[root@dhcppc0 ~]# ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers: bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware (14E4:4324) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

But then however it's something else wrong.

Ifconfig outputs:
[root@dhcppc0 ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:98:8F:E8
inet addr:192.168.1.36 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe98:8fe8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:914 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:946 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:684338 (668.2 KiB) TX bytes:218393 (213.2 KiB)
Interrupt:193 Base address:0x6800

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:2194 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2194 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2854612 (2.7 MiB) TX bytes:2854612 (2.7 MiB)

And Iwconfig:
[root@dhcppc0 ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.


When I start the computer this comes up:
Device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


My modeprobe.conf is as follows;
alias eth1 ndiswrapper
alias eth0 8139too
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-intel8x0 index=0
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0


And bcm43xx is blacklisted..


Anyone thats know what I'm doing wrong?


Thanks for your answer..
 
Old 10-28-2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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Three things,

1. remove the /etc/modprobe.conf line; alias eth1 ndiswrapper

2. rename the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 file to ifcfg-wlan0 and do not forget to change the DEVICE= line in the file to read DEVICE=wlan0

3. make sure that this newly named file is also in the /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices and /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default directories, also remove the old (bad) ifcfg-eth1 files from both directories if present.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Tried these things, but still no results..

Any further suggestions?
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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Some more output;

[root@dhcppc0 ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:98:8F:E8
inet addr:192.168.1.36 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe98:8fe8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1604 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1426 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1140077 (1.0 MiB) TX bytes:306697 (299.5 KiB)
Interrupt:193 Base address:0xc800

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:2182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2820183 (2.6 MiB) TX bytes:2820183 (2.6 MiB)

[root@dhcppc0 ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

[root@dhcppc0 ~]# ifup wlan0
ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


[root@dhcppc0 ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:98:8F:E8
inet addr:192.168.1.36 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe98:8fe8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1604 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1426 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1140077 (1.0 MiB) TX bytes:306697 (299.5 KiB)
Interrupt:193 Base address:0xc800

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:2182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2820183 (2.6 MiB) TX bytes:2820183 (2.6 MiB)

[root@dhcppc0 ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

[root@dhcppc0 ~]# ifup wlan0
ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


[root@dhcppc0 ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=wlan0
HWADDR=
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
DOMAIN=
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
IPV6INIT=yes
PEERDNS=yes
ESSID=
CHANNEL=1
MODE=Auto
RATE=Auto
 
Old 10-28-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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Try changing these values to no;

IPV6INIT=yes
PEERDNS=yes

Also if your eth0 device is on the same network as the wireless device they both cannot be active at the same time. You may want to add the router's IP address to the ifcfg-wlan0 file; GATEWAY=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

I use static IP addressing myself but for comparison here is a copy of my ifcfg-wlan0 file and iwconfig output;

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=no
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=wlan0
HWADDR=
BOOTPROTO=none
IPADDR=192.168.49.40
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=192.168.49.10
DHCP_HOSTNAME=Asprie5000
DOMAIN=
ESSID=
CHANNEL=6
MODE=auto

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

tunl0     no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"AP_Router"  Nickname:"Aspire5000"
          Mode:Auto  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:0A:E9:09:EC:60
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:25 dBm
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:75/100  Signal level:-48 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:719  Invalid misc:90857   Missed beacon:0
$ ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware (14E4:4318) present
 
Old 10-28-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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--

tried that to, but still nothing.

However really thanks for your help!

I even can't 'iwlist wlan0 scan'

[root@localhost ~]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


And it doesn't seem like the interface is there.. :S

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:98:8F:E8
inet addr:192.168.1.36 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe98:8fe8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4709 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4068 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3667304 (3.4 MiB) TX bytes:803067 (784.2 KiB)
Interrupt:193 Base address:0xc800

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:2184 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2184 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2820323 (2.6 MiB) TX bytes:2820323 (2.6 MiB)

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Please help me!

I relly need this to work..
 
Old 10-28-2006, 04:00 PM   #7
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A couple of things to try, check your /etc/sysconfig/modules directory. Do you have file which you created named something like 4318.modules (the name I use)?? It should have a line that reads like; modprobe ndiswrapper

You might want to try using a different firmware file instead, I see a few (three to be exact) Dell wireless 14XX cards using the same pciid: 14e4:4324

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List

You could always forget the use of ndiswrapper and extract the firmware files for you wireless interface using bcm43xx-fwcutter and let the bcm43xx module load (yuck!!!);

bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware <DRIVERFILE>

Use the same firmware file you used with ndiswrapper here. Of course all the eth1 to wlan0 changes have to be reversed.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 03:48 AM   #8
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Okey, tried those things, still nothing..

The file in modules weren't there, however I did add your file, but no change.


When it comes to bcm43xx-fwcutter I get this error;

[root@localhost SP29361A]# bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware bcmwl5.inf
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by bcm43xx-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum 058cf5a26e75aef45323da658ae3daf0.


I've tried two different firmwares, but the same error, the only difference is the checksum.


Thanks very much for you helping me!
 
Old 10-29-2006, 05:59 AM   #9
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Try the driver from the acer site........

32-bit ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...iver/80211.zip
64-bit ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...bit/80211g.zip

Update: it seems that the bcm43xx module has a problem or two.......

See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/index.cgi use the search term bcm43xx

Last edited by Lenard; 10-29-2006 at 06:27 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 08:48 AM   #10
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Thanks a lot for your help!

But I recently discovered my misstake..

I did use the *.inf file instead of the *.sys with fwcutter-bcm43xx.


And now it works great!

Thanks again for the tip about fwcutter!
 
  


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