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Careful here; the Netgear WG511 has a Prism chip. However, the Netgear WG511T has an Atheros chipset.
I am still trying to get my WG511T to work with SuSE 9.1, but I gather from tons of previous posts that the madwifi Atheros driver works just fine. You can download the current cvs tree from madwifi.sf.net and compile it yourself.
SuSE 9.1 correctly recognizes the Atheros chip, powers the card, the leds seem to blink correctly, i get an IP address from my router, but for some reason, still can't have network access. I wonder if there is a config problem with the DNS. If anyone has had success with this distro/card combination, I'd be very happy to hear about it.
I am beginner to linux just about 3 days old I have mandrake linux installed on my C600. I am not able to configure my wireless. I have the netgear WG511T card. I got the linux kernel sources as a tar file and put that in /bin/src/linux-22.214.171.124/
make does not work but throws me a bunch of errors.
I think you got the wrong versioon of the linux kernel. The version you downloaded may be the same as your kernel version but it does not have the mandrake patches. Try this, look through your installation cd's for a rpm called kernel-source or something along those lines. once you found it install it.
here is one way do the following in a terminal
> change the directory to where the kernel source file is located.
Assuming thhe kernell source is in rpmm format
>rpm -ivh Kernel-source rpm (you need the exact file name )
when I installed my Kernel sources from the Installation DVD, it was installed in a folder names 'linux-2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdk' but the folder under /lib/modules/ is '126.96.36.199-12mdk'
Now when I do 'make install ' I get the following error
make -C driver install
make: Entering directory '/home/<uname>/ndiswraper/driver'
Can't find kernel source in /lib/modules/188.8.131.52-12mdk/build;
give the path to kernel source with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make: Leaving directory '/home/<unmae>/ndiswraper/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2
I had this same prooblem with my fedora core 3 system. The reason why you are getting the errors is because only the object files were placed in that directory. No source files. Here is what I had to do inorder to get the source files on my computer.
run rpm -ivh linux-2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdk.src.rpm This should put all the source files and patches into one directoy. It should be in this directory /usr/src/packages. (That's where it would be on my SuSe system. If I were on my fedora system it would be /usr/src/REDHAT) now change to the SPECS directory. There should be a file named kernel.spec in there. now run this command
rpmbuild bp --target=<your arch> kernel.spec
If you get errors with the target platform try another platform that is close to yours. I think after you run the rpmbuild command an rpm is created and you can now use that to install your surce code.
Here is the the link to site where I found out about this problem
I managed to install madwifi drivers and the wireless tools package. But I do not know what my wireless card is ie., eth0 or something else. Frankly I do not know how to use iwconfig on my wireless card.
all there commands give me FATAL ERROR Module not found error.
what am I doing wrong ?
Which wireless driver are you trying to use? Madwifi or ndiswrapper? According to your previous post you were trying to build the ndiswrapper driver. If you installed ndiswrapper and trying to load the madwifi modules that could be the reason why you are getting the fatal erros.
Now if you want to know if you have any wireless network cards active on your system, as root, type 'iwconfig' iwconfig will show you all network connections and it will either say, no wireless extension or show you a bunch of stuff for your wireless configuration.
But before you start with configuring the wireless settings get the modules started without a fatal error.
On my SuSE 9.1 Pro system, the Netgear card corresponds to device ath0. madwifi was already installed; you do not need ndiswrapper for this card. Make sure you remove ndiswrapper and that madwifi and the Jean Tourhille's wireless tools/extensions are correctly installed. To view info on my card, i say: iwconfig ath0
To see if the proper modules are loaded, you can try "lsmod | grep 'wlan'". My system responds:
wlan 60328 2 ath_pci
If you don't know what interface corresponds to your card, just say 'iwconfig'.