LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
Roxxor2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Help me install wireless network card


I have loaded the driver (yes, the inf-file) for my wireless D-Link DWL G650 network card with ndiswrapper (version 1.2-r1).
When I type lspci my wireless card is not detected, just the other non-wireless card is detected. When I run lspci from the Gentoo boot CD then it detects the wireless card.

I do have run modprobe ndiswrapper.

Why does not my laptop detect the card? It worked in Ubuntu.


I also discovered this:
Code:
roxxor_laptop roxxor # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
net5211 invalid driver!
But I used EXACTLY the same driver in Ubuntu and it worked. 8O
 
Old 04-16-2006, 03:58 AM   #2
Simon Bridge
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
This is you too huh?

So you've already seen this?

Have you hunted down possible open source drivers before messing with ndiswrapper.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:59 AM   #3
Roxxor2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes, but then I used Ubuntu, now Im running Gentoo.

It took me 1 day to get the wireless card working in Ubunti. This is my third day in Gentoo without any wireless surfing.

I have downloaded madwifi, ndiswrapper, drivers from D-Link homepage. But nothing works!

My computer/Gentoo even doesn't detect the card:
Code:
# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M
Why this?
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:20 AM   #4
Simon Bridge
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
Quote:
My computer/Gentoo even doesn't detect the card:
Ah yes... that. There is your problem, most likely.

1. reseat the card.
2. check the syslog right after a boot for when it detects pci cards.
3. check your kernel... make sure everything that could be remotely anything to do with your card, wireless etc. is compiled in there.

Ubuntu is much much easier that gentoo because it uses pre-compiled binary packages. I note, experienced gentoo users seem to have trouble with this card. Have fun.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 11:49 AM   #5
Roxxor2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, here I am again.

Ndiswrapper now says the driver is installed.

But lspci still gives me the same output as above:
Code:
# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M
Gentoo does not recognize my DWL-G650.
iwconfig and ifconfig donīt give my any wireless extensions.

How can I go on from here?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wireless Network Card kkatebian Linux - Hardware 1 09-20-2005 06:53 PM
Network Everywhere Wireless Card Help squiggerz Linux - Wireless Networking 2 03-01-2005 03:47 PM
Wireless Network Card Gorkhali Linux - Hardware 1 02-11-2005 02:06 PM
Wireless Network Card djljjm Linux - Hardware 1 12-16-2004 10:09 PM
Wireless Network Card HELP! surfmaster Linux - Wireless Networking 2 07-14-2004 05:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration