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Old 01-24-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
daredeval756
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MN-510 doesnt show in NDISWRAPPER


I am setting up Ubuntu, for now i am running a physical cord but want wireless, i have installed NDISWRAPPER via ubuntus add/remove from web feature.

But when i goto add the windows mn-510.inf file, it doesnt do anything..

am i doing something wrong?
 
Old 01-24-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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how exactly are you installing the windows drivers?

if you were doing it with the graphical tool in the menu,
try the command-line instead

run as root:

Code:
ndiswrapper -i <path to .inf file>
then run as root:

Code:
ndiswrapper -l
to confirm that the driver is properly installed. You should see something like

ma111 driver installed, hardware present

then run as root:

Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
 
Old 01-27-2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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ok i have the drivers installed, but it thinks the wireless adapter is a wired connection (see screenshot) but it allows me to select wireless from the network icon on my desktop but will not connect to a wireless network and KWifimanager cannot find any networks.

http://demon1.clanteam.com/screenshot/screenshot.png
 
Old 01-30-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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Unhappy sorry for the delay

sorry for the delayed response

your link to the picture is dead, could you please post a good link up?

also, if your ndiswrapper-l command reads something like "device present,driver loaded"

you can configure the network with

Code:
sudo iwconfig 'interface' essid 'netname'
replace 'interface' with the actual interface name (such as wlan0)

it will most likely be wlan0 since it is a wireless card, but to confirm, type

Code:
iwconfig
and look for wlan0 or ath0 something that sounds wirelessey

it will probably not be eth0 or something like that since that is your ethernet card

replace 'netname' with your essid network name

type any for the device to connect to the network with the strongest signal


then after all that, type

Code:
sudo ifup 'interface'
again, replace 'interface' with the actual interface

this should work even with network manager, but it does give a warning message about how n/m will be advised to bring the interface up
 
Old 02-02-2008, 06:02 AM   #5
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new screenshot: http://demon1.clanteam.com/screenshot/Screenshot.png

do you have MSN or AIM or YIM or something you could talk on, when it comes to using terminal im clueless

also i upgraded from 7.04 to 7.10 and the driver shows in NDISWRAPPER but, it says invalid driver

i tired to rn the iwconfig cmd and got this:

http://demon1.clanteam.com/screenshot/Screenshot2.png
and
http://demon1.clanteam.com/screenshot/Screenshot3.png

for some reason they dont work if you click on them, just copy and paste them in a new tab/window

Last edited by daredeval756; 02-02-2008 at 08:52 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 08:15 PM   #6
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ok,

i think your system is using the wrong driver to identify the device, so:

1. look at the /etc/modules.conf file. To invoke it, type in a command line:

Code:
gksu gedit /etc/modules.conf
if this fails, look for variations of this file such as /etc/modules or something close

2 . then look for your device or network interface (which is wlan0) and match it with the driver

3. blacklist the driver by adding it to the bottom line of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

4. your computer will then be forced to use ndiswrapper instead

i saw from your screenshot you use wlan0 from the command line, so you can copy + paste this into your terminal window and see if it works:

Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid 'any'
wlan0 is your interface name

any means connect to the strongest network available

as far as screen name, my screen name on aol is brianhomepc

i'm usually on at 4:30pm to 9:00pm afterschool

good luck!

rabbit2345

Last edited by rabbit2345; 02-03-2008 at 08:18 PM.
 
  


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