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Old 09-17-2006, 07:28 AM   #1
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nDiswrapper Dlink Aethros Chipset - Cant Connect To wireless Network AT ALL

Okay, I've got a DLink Wireless Network Card, It runs on The Aeroths chipset.
So i've downloaded/installed the MadWifi RPM's.. that didn't work.
I gave up, got Ndiswrapper and installed the Windows Drivers.
When I type ndiswrapper -l at the terminal I get:-

Installed drivers:
netrt61g driver installed, hardware present

So I know that it's installed. I'm having trouble getting it to connect to the wireless network though. I run a cable via ethernet - no worries, gets the IP & connects. Just like that! But getting this wireless card to work has just been a nightmare for me with one problem after another. Still havent got it to work after like a total week. Grr.

I go into Network Device Controller -> Configure -> New -> Wireless Connection
Then Select ndiswrapper (eth1) as the wireless card I want to configure
Then it comes up with:-
Mode: Managed
Network name (SSID) My SSID is "Home" So I type that in.
Channel is greyed out, as is transmit rate.
I dont write anything in Key, because it's unsecured wireless network (open)
I set it to automatically obtain IP via DHCP as well as auto obtain DNS information from providor.

THEN. When I go to activate eth1 It says 'Determining IP information for eth1... failed.

I try setting the Mode to: Auto
Specifying the SSID to "Home"
Channel 6 (This is the correct channel)
And Transmit rate.. 54Mbps
Once again, I leave the key blank.

Try to activate the decive, and I get:

Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8b06) SET failed on device eth1; Invalid Argument
Determining IP information for eth1...failed.

So I change it to the final Mode left (Ad-Hoc) (I tried all the Modes cos I dont know which one to choose) .. and I get this error when trying to activate eth1:-

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. check cable. (what does it mean by check cable. It's frickin wireless! Unfuckingbelievable.

I open KwifiManager, and hit 'scan for networks'
Scan Results:
Network name: Home
Mode: Blank
Quality: 0
WEP: ON (But WEP isn't enabled on my router.. its an UNSECURE network)
I press 'Switch to network' and get this error message:-

'Aboring network switching due to invalid WEP key specification' This happens in both ULTIMATE Mode and Ad-Hoc mode.

I tried also to install 'Wlan Assistant - Wireless Assistant RPM' .. and that also finds the Home network on channel 6, but when I go to connect - I get connection failed. I have no idea why?!

when I type iwconfig at the terminal.

I get this for eth1:- Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20 of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken..

^^ Is this why it wont connect, if so how do I go about resolving this problem..?

If I dont get it to work after any suggestions, does anyone know of a cheap WifiCard that IS detected by FC5 Automatically, this is such a pain in the ass.. I'd love to use FC5, everything works, except this - the most important of all - wireless Internet. Thanks in advance

Last edited by Damien295x; 09-17-2006 at 07:30 AM.
Old 09-17-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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What model of d-link card is it? Also give us the output of lspci -v and lspci -n just to confirm chipset.
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Originally Posted by beagle2
What model of d-link card is it? Also give us the output of lspci -v and lspci -n just to confirm chipset.
D-Link DWL-G510 PCI card.
I type lspci -v as
root at the terminal and get this:
bash: lspci: command not fount
Old 09-17-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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Ok try /sbin/lspci -v and /sbin/lspci -n - it's just that netrt61g normally would be for ralink chipset.
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