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Old 07-01-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
craigles_penguin
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Netgear WG111v2 + ndiswrapper installation problems


Hi everyone - hope you can help me with this.... sorry it's a bit of a long story.

I'm new to linux, and I've just installed Ubuntu 6.06 (dual booting with Windows XP).

After installing last night, my first job today was to get my wireless adapter working, but I've not been able to, despite trying everything I could try mentioned on the ndiswrapper wiki + devices list.

I'm using a Netgear WG111v2 USB dongle and ndiswrapper v1.8 (installed through Synaptic Package Manager).

I found windows drivers on the cd which came with the adapter, which according to entries in the device list should work. I unzipped the .cab files, and found a bunch of likely looking driver files in a folder named WINXP. This seemed to work ok, but when i try 'ndiswrapper -l', I get 'net111v2 driver present', when I was expecting hardware present... the device is plugged in, and turns up on the list when i type 'lusb'.

A couple of things I notice though - first, no one on the list of devices on the ndiswrapper wiki has mentioned net111v2 as being the name of the driver they've used (although I can't find any others on the cd), and when I use lsusb, the device ID that comes up is 0846:4240 , where the conf file in the etc/ndiswrapper/net111v2 folder is named 0846:6A00.F.conf

Does this mean that after all of this I've installed the wrong drivers? I've also tried to use the Sitecom WL-142 driver mentioned in the list, but has exactly the same results.

Does anyone have any ideas of what to try next?
 
Old 07-01-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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Ok, tried a couple of different sets of drivers which I found on driverguide.com (which is a horrible horrible site, incidently ), and have made progress - with the new files I can now get both Drivers present and hardware present, however still can't get the ndiswrapper: driver ... added message to come up when I load the module.

The new drivers came in a zipped folder named v1.2Beta13/ndis5/, but the file name in the ndiswrapper folder is now 0846:4220.F.conf - still not the same as the device.

Anyone know where I could get these drivers?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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Just to let anyone who finds the post know, I found the correct drivers - the problem for me was that I actually have a WG111v1, rather than a WG111v2 which is what is was labelled as - if your serial number starts WG72, you've got a v1.

These still didn't work until I blacklisted some of the drivers which came with the Ubuntu 6.06 installation (apparently some of them interfere with ndiswrapper).

So complete instructions should be something like this:

- Uninstall any drivers you've got left over from previous experiments in nidiswrapper, just so we're starting from fresh...

Code:
ndiswrapper -l
and then the following for any drivers which show up

Code:
ndiswrapper -e DRIVERNAME
- blacklist the interfering drivers from the Dapper Drake installation

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Then add the following to the end of that file
Code:
blacklist r8187
blacklist islsmusb
blacklist islsm
blacklist islsm_usb
- install the correct windows drivers for your WG111 (mine were the ones from the netgear website) download and unzip the drivers to a handy folder, and then

Code:
sudo ndiswrapper -i /path-to-driver/{net111.inf|net111v2.inf} ## for whatever version you're using ##
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
This should get your device working... after this you can add it to start up at boot:

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/modules
then add this to the bottom

Code:
ndiswrapper
And finally, set up your wireless settings in your /etc/network/interfaces file...

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
Find + edit the part of the code which looks like this to match up with your network settings:

Code:
iface eth1 inet dhcp
wireless-essid XXXXXXXXXXX
wireless-key XXXXXXXX

auto eth1
After all of this I'm now up and running on my network with WEP enabled... doesn't seem to be dropping connection as some others have experienced either - all seems good so far.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 07:45 PM   #4
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I have a fresh install of kubuntu dapper. I followed these instructions (and have tried others I have found), but no success. It shows up in ifconfig/iwconfig, but I cannot seem to change the essid to the one I want. A scan does not work either.

Any idea how I could go about fixing this?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 06:59 PM   #5
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I know this is an older thread, but I am having problems with this also.

ndiswrapper is install. I installed the driver. ndiswrapper -l shows:

installed drivers:
net8185 driver installed, hardware present

All this worked:
sudo ndiswrapper -i /path-to-driver/{net111.inf|net111v2.inf}
sudo depmod -a

But when I do this:
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

I get this:
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found

any ideas?
 
Old 12-26-2006, 07:25 PM   #6
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Any progress on this front. I am having similar problems with 6.06 and netgear wg111v2. Once i try to modprobe ndiswrapper, I get the fatal message.
 
Old 12-29-2006, 06:01 PM   #7
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more ndiswrapper problems

I am extremely new to Linux. I am trying to install a D-link WUA-1340 wireless USB adapter. I downloaded ndiswrapper, and tried to compile it with the make command, but I get the message: bash: make: command not found
I have Mandrake with kernel 2.6.12 and ndiswrapper is 1.32.
Maybe I don't have the make command on my machine. And even if I do, will the D-link work?
Should I give up and get a Windows machine?
Thank you.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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hmm, very odd. I also have the WG111v2 and dapper, and it does not require NDISwrapper. I simply had to go to administrative > Networking, and voila, wlan0 showed up. My current problem is getting this card to work with other distributions.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 02:08 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by penny2cats
I am extremely new to Linux. I am trying to install a D-link WUA-1340 wireless USB adapter. I downloaded ndiswrapper, and tried to compile it with the make command, but I get the message: bash: make: command not found
I have Mandrake with kernel 2.6.12 and ndiswrapper is 1.32.
Maybe I don't have the make command on my machine. And even if I do, will the D-link work?
Should I give up and get a Windows machine?
Thank you.
Mandrake Linux might not come with the development tools installed by default.
Try searching for "Make command on Mandrake Linux" or going through your OS's aditional library's list.

Cheers,
Tom
 
Old 06-05-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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Netgear WG111v2 + ndishwrapper need old version 1.3 windows 98 driver

Guys,

I have sucessfully installed my USB netgear
WG111v2 adapter for internet surfing.
Initially I followed the same procedure as given here but because I installed WindowsXP Latest driver from the Netgear website it was not working. After few days I read some information on internet that Netgear WG111v2 Windows 98 driver will work on linux, so I downloaded Netgear old version 1.3 for windows 98 from this website http://kbserver.netgear.com/release_notes/D102843.asp

I copied all files from driver/win98 folder in single folder and then I double click all of the data files to get file from those data in a single folder using Wicrosoft Windows (two Data was empty but one had some files, which i copied in single folder).
Then I followed same as per this article.
first I changed to that single folder (where we had downloaded those windows 98 netgear driver files) in root terminal and I used the same command..... here

ndiswrapper -i net111v2.inf

driver was installed then I configure my Genome network configuration to get connection with internet.

Thank you very much for this writer...

Piyush
 
  


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