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Old 08-21-2008, 01:12 AM   #1
retropetrol
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Ndiswrapper installed with XP_home driver (known good) no connectivity?


My previous thread went stale.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...reless-655834/

I've been trying to get my WiFi working on a Dell inspiron 1150 with a Broadcom 4306 chip in etch. I got ndiswrapper installed with BCMWl5 driver that is working my dual booted system (using it now to type this). Kwifi manager recognizes my "home_network" but cannot connect to it. Being logged into my router I cannot see the laptop MAC. I found a module conflict with bcm43xx and blacklisted it. No help, I still cannot connect even if I turn off wep. Any ideas or help would be fantastic.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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ndiswrapper -i shows it installed?

lspci shows NIC hardware?

lsmod shows ndiswrapper loaded?

Ifconfig shows interface?

iwconfig shows what?

The GUI-based network managers seem to have a lot of issues - I'd suggest working from the command line tools.

Make sure the router is broadcasting its ESSID - that is a problem with some drivers.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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debian:/home/christopher# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
driver bcmwl5 is already installed
debian:/home/christopher# ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
debian:/home/christopher# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
debian:/home/christopher# lsmod
Module Size Used by
ndiswrapper 157652 0
ipv6 226272 8
i915 17728 2
drm 61332 3 i915
ppdev 8676 0
parport_pc 32132 0
lp 11012 0
parport 33256 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
button 6672 0
ac 5188 0
battery 9636 0
i8xx_tco 7032 0
nls_iso8859_1 4256 1
ntfs 192564 1
dm_snapshot 15552 0
dm_mirror 19152 0
dm_mod 50232 2 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror
loop 15048 0
joydev 9088 0
pcmcia 34140 0
firmware_class 9600 1 pcmcia
snd_intel8x0m 15980 0
snd_pcm_oss 38368 0
snd_mixer_oss 15200 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_intel8x0 30332 0
snd_ac97_codec 83104 2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2400 1 snd_ac97_codec
rtc 12372 0
yenta_socket 24460 1
rsrc_nonstatic 11840 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 36852 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_pcm 68676 4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
psmouse 35016 0
serio_raw 6660 0
pcspkr 3072 0
snd_timer 20996 1 snd_pcm
snd 47012 7 snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9248 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10184 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
shpchp 33024 0
pci_hotplug 28704 1 shpchp
intel_agp 22204 1
agpgart 29896 3 drm,intel_agp
tsdev 7520 0
evdev 9088 2
ext3 119240 1
jbd 52456 1 ext3
mbcache 8356 1 ext3
ide_disk 14848 4
ide_cd 36064 0
cdrom 32544 1 ide_cd
generic 4868 0 [permanent]
usbhid 37248 0
b44 24396 0
mii 5344 1 b44
ehci_hcd 28136 0
piix 9444 0 [permanent]
ide_core 110504 4 ide_disk,ide_cd,generic,piix
uhci_hcd 21164 0
usbcore 112644 5 ndiswrapper,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 13608 0
processor 28840 1 thermal
fan 4804 0
debian:/home/christopher# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:1F:22:F0:7B
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:1fff:fe22:f07b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1398 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1079 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1228448 (1.1 MiB) TX bytes:171754 (167.7 KiB)
Interrupt:7

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0B:7D:06:34:16
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Memory:fcffc000-fcffe000

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:38 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:38 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2636 (2.5 KiB) TX bytes:2636 (2.5 KiB)

debian:/home/christopher# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

From my other Post
Quote:
After may attempts to rectify this issue, Uninstalling reinstalling. I was able to pull the driver out of my dual booted system, (ntfs-3g). In addition I found that the Module bcm43xx conflicted with ndiswrapper. All of this said, My card will show up yet nothing will broadcast.??? I've blacklisted bcm43xx. My wifi tools are the latest. With KWiFimanager my network is visible, still not connection. in network settings (control center ) my wireless dev shows enabled, however there is not an IP. So I assume that my device thinks it's up (yeah i tried ifdown/up)but not configured or needs sym link or pipe. Why is this such a pain? is there a better kernel patch? BTW 2.6.18-6-686 is my uname -r. agian I'm at a loss. Is there a way to map out how the ethernet is linked. I noticed in lsmod the ndiswrapper shows no usage, a clue maybe? I can plug my laptop into the router directly (defeats the purpose!!!) and I can go wireless in xp_home bcmwl5 is the driver i pulled out of the win/system32 folder. this thing is teasing me.
Hmmmmmm???
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Last edited by retropetrol; 08-21-2008 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Hightlight config
 
Old 08-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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You're definitely not connected to any router on the wireless NIC. Try unplugging the Ethernet connection and rebooting. I've had a lot of issues when wired NIC and wireless NIC were both on the same network.

What is in /etc/network/interfaces?
 
Old 08-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Pentode,
Thanks for getting back so quickly,

Ive tried unplugging that one too. I also need to find or build a script to load ndis mod on boot.

I have been trying to set my essid and the access point in terminal. No joy there either. Ill set the perameters and check, and it will not change thru iwconfig. here is the out put of /etc/network/interfaces.

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address 127.0.0.1
netmask 255.0.0.0

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface eth1 inet dhcp
wireless-essid Home_Network
wireless-key 1801BED531

auto eth1

Im loosing a lot of hair w/ all this head scratching.

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
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Hmmmm this is interesting.

# ndiswrapper -v
utils Error: no version specified!
driver version: 1.28
vermagic: 2.6.18-6-686 SMP mod_unload 686 REGPARM gcc-4.1

What is with the utils error?

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