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Old 04-01-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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iwconfig


It's been a while, but got the system to see the card,it lights up but when it reboots saying when I run:

root:~#dhcpcd wloan0 start
root:~#iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions

Anyone have any ideas .. I'm still rusty in configurations .. been away too long


Some Info on system:

Belkin Wireless 656001
Slackware 10.1

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Old 04-01-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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What did you use to getting the hardware/driver lighten up? ndiswrapper, linuxant etc..
 
Old 04-01-2005, 01:45 AM   #3
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ndiswrapper and following this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers/396
 
Old 04-01-2005, 01:50 AM   #4
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I use the same card as you.

Try "ndiswrapper -l". It should write:
"bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present".

if not, then you haven't install the driver yet.
if you have, then try "modprobe ndiswrapper".

Because if the ndiswrapper isn't installed in your kernel, then it tells you why you dont have wlan0 in your iwconfig!
 
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I get:

root:~#ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bel6001 drive present
root:~#modprobe ndiswrapper
root:~#
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:02 AM   #6
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The last command "modprobe" was succsesful.

Now try "iwconfig" again.

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Old 04-01-2005, 02:03 AM   #7
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root:~#iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:07 AM   #8
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Then see if ndiswrapper is in your "modconf".
It should be in the bottom of the list, in "misc".

I'll be back in an hour.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:29 AM   #9
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Well since this was a new install, had to update the db ...

Ran the ndiswrapper -l and modprobe ndiswrapper again and reupdated the db .. and this is what I see now for the modconf:

root:~#updatedb
root:~#locate modconf
/usr/share/vim/wim63/syntax/modconf.vim

No "misc" in the file when I view .. maybe I'm missing something somewhere.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 03:31 AM   #10
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I'm headed to bed .. I can deal with this more tomorrow ... any other information would help tho.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 03:38 AM   #11
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Did you compile and install the packages "ndiswrapper-utils" and "ndiswrapper-source"..?

Your attempt to find the misc in modconf failed, beause there's no module called "ndiswrapper" to add to your kernel. You do this with the "modprobe ndiswrapper". You must have make some mistakes under the setup of ndiswrapper. Try to re-install.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 03:43 AM   #12
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Otherwise you need to get the "modconf"-package.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:51 AM   #13
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From the output of ndiswrapper -l it looks like you have an old version too. Might want to upgrade it
 
Old 04-03-2005, 08:49 AM   #14
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I've downloaded the ndiswrapper 1.1 and installed it, the MAKE did take a while, but I didn't see it ask for any ocnfigurations or anything.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 11:05 AM   #15
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It won't ask for configuration. You'll have to set the essid and keys before you connect to a dhcp server for the rest of the info or you have to set everything static. If you've modprobed it you should have a wireless interface on which you can set those things.
 
  


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