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Old 01-12-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
rakeshs
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Installing Intex (Silan microelectronics)Ethernet card on Suse 10.1 using Ndiswrapper


Hello all!

I brought a new lan card after my older Realtek 8139D card stopped working. The new one is from "Intex". The controller chip read same RTL 8139D (with a different number written below that) as was written on my old card. The old one was always recognized on any linux, starting from RedHat 7.3 to Fedora core 4 and Suse 9.1 to 9.3. However, the new one is not recognized even on Windows XP, without the drivers that were installed from the accompanying driver CD.

As you might have guessed, i am using windows right now to ask this question.

As i googled, i came across

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=441115

and http://www.geocities.com/rohitksethi

to this end.

I am using Suse 10.1 right now, and Ndiswrapper 1.31 from the Sourceforge.
I followed the instructions of the later link and was able to successfully install both Ndiswrapper and the Windows xp drivers for the Ethernet card.

I am able to see the lights blinking on my lan card in Suse, but am not able to set IP address of my machine.

The output of dmesg > dmesg.txt (the relevant last few lines) is as follows --

**********************************************************
ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ndiswrapper version 1.31 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver netslnt (Realtek Inc.,04/05/2002, 1.0.0.2) loaded
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:09.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 0000:00:01.4
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 5
wlan0: ethernet device 00:e0:20:83:04:17 using NDIS driver: netslnt, version: 0x40000, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Silan Micro-Electronic Inc.', 1904:2031.5.conf
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper
NET: Registered protocol family 17
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
**********************************************************

the output of lspci is

**********************************************************
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630 Host (rev 20)
00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
00:01.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
00:01.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
00:01.4 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 02)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 1904:2031 (rev 01)
00:0b.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 54)
00:0d.0 Communication controller: ESS Technology ES2838/2839 SuperLink Modem (rev 01)

**********************************************************
the output of ifconfig is


**********************************************************
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:523 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:523 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:39577 (38.6 Kb) TX bytes:39577 (38.6 Kb)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:20:83:04:17
inet addr:10.0.0.49 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:20ff:fe83:417/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:7443 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:212 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:801076 (782.3 Kb) TX bytes:25314 (24.7 Kb)
Interrupt:5 Memory:e1101000-e1101100

**********************************************************

which shows the ip address which is not what was set in Yast.

I can tell you that the values what are shown in YAST are not shown in the output of ifconfig.

Please see the following screenshots regarding the configuration of IP / Netmask.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/imag...ba6c102928.jpg
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/imag...ec8132cf1e.jpg
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/imag...8995c9a002.png
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/imag...9ea160bf5e.png
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/imag...a08d99ad7a.png

I am not sure where i am doing wrong in setting IP / networking.

But as is clear, ifconfig does'nt shows what is set up in YAST.

Please help me correct if there is a flaw in my settings of Address.

Thanks and Best regards

Rajesh

Last edited by rakeshs; 01-14-2007 at 01:21 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 11:02 PM   #2
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Something is peculiar here. The only Realtek 8139 chipset I know of is a regular ethernet connection, and you're trying to make it work with ndiswrapper, which is a wireless lan application. Is there a wireless lan that uses that chipset?
 
Old 01-13-2007, 05:54 AM   #3
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Installing Intex (Silan microelectronics)Ethernet card on Suse 10.1 using Ndiswrappe

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickh
Something is peculiar here. The only Realtek 8139 chipset I know of is a regular ethernet connection, and you're trying to make it work with ndiswrapper, which is a wireless lan application. Is there a wireless lan that uses that chipset?
Dear rickh,

The card is a regular Ethernet 10/100 Base T ethernet card only, but as the Ndiswrapper documentation says, it sometimes works with regular ethernet cards also. The trick here is that the controller, although reads "Realtek" on the chip, is not actually from realtek but from Silan Microelectronics, and is a Made in China Product.

And in my case, as i have already written, ndiswrapper has been able to recognise the card. The KNetwork manager shows it as "Wired Card" and shows the "connected" status on the boot up.

The problem is I cannot set the IP and Netmask to what it should be.

If you can guide me how to post Yast screenshots, I can post them to make it clear that, what the configuration in /etc/sysconfig or the Networking is there, ifconfig does'nt shows those IP and Netmask but a different one.

Thanks and regards
Rajesh
 
  


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