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Old 12-17-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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Question "modprobe ndiswrapper" Not Working On OpenSuSE (Latest Version)...


I have tried rebooting, and yet it does not work. I am trying to use the Microsoft Wireless MN-720 PCMCIA card, and I have the drivers installed. No error message comes up when I type in "modprobe ndiswrapper", it just doesn't work. It could possibly be that the drivers are corrupt, but I doubt it. I used them on SuSE 9.3 without a problem. If anyone has a download link to these drivers, could you please post it? Is there any other possible explanation for this??

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Old 12-18-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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Okay, let me make sure I'm understanding....modprobe ndiswrapper works with no errors but you just can't use your wireless card? For example, you've modprobed but can't get on the internet? With modprobe ndiswrapper performed with no errors, the kernel module should be temporarily loaded to allow the wireless card to work. I'm not sure what all you've done, but for instructions on how to get it working in suse, you can see this link. http://www.angelfire.com/linux/hardw...eMandriva.html One thing to make sure of, is that you set eth0 to only come on when the cable is plugged in and the wireless card to come up on boot, or else, since eth0 boots before the wireless card, it will try to get an ip through dhcp and can't get one because there is no connection and then it messes up the wireless card trying to get an ip through dhcp and makes a mess. I've been there and had that problem many times. The directions on my link should be self explanatory though...it even has screenshots! Just make sure that after you set it up, you reboot to avoid dhcp problems and to ensure your wireless comes up. You can watch the in verbose mode and see that wlan0 gets an ip. Also, if you've already done all of that, you can try typing "ifdown eth0" as root and "ifup wlan0" as root to kill the ethernet card and bring up your wireless card. Then "ifconfig" as root will tell you if the wlan0 is up and if it has an ip, etc. If you've already done all of this or this isn't the problem you're having, I'm sorry for a wrong answer, just not exactly sure what you mean by "it just doesn't work." If modprobe ndiswrapper went through without errors, then you probably just need to configure things properly. Good luck and I hope this helps you!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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Sorry for not being clear. I just meant that when I type 'modprobe ndiswrapper' absolutely nothing happens. No errors, no power to my wireless card, nothing. I have the drivers installed and (to ndiswrapper's knowledge) working properly. I'll check out your link though.

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Old 12-19-2005, 12:23 PM   #4
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It still doesn't work properly. I did get it in a somewhat working state, but the problem is that it doesn't seem to want to accept my options. It doesn't even respond in any way to 'iwconfig wlan0 essid [network name]', it just sort of accepts it, and then when I type in iwconfig again, it still says none/any for the essid field. The only way I got it in its somewhat working state was by fooling around with the /etc/sysconfig editor in YaST. I'll keep you updated.

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Old 12-19-2005, 02:01 PM   #5
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Okay. I changed the /etc/sysconfig back to normal, removed the YaST2 network card config, and removed the ndiswrapper drivers and started over. I reinstalled the drivers into ndis and typed in 'modprobe ndiswrapper', and it worked! Now I just have to work on getting the iwconfig properties set right!

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