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Old 10-20-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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Netgear WG511T


hi i have a netgear WG511T.
Can anyone tell me i stages how i can get this to work?

thanks
 
Old 10-20-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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As we've put it a few dozen other times...

Short of a sacrifice to the evil lord satan... good luch! Muwahahahah...

In a more serious manner.
Question #1. Is the card in question on any linux compatability website or sucess story page.
Question #2. If you don't know, or it isnt. Why the heck did you buy it?
 
Old 10-21-2004, 03:48 AM   #3
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http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/ You can use the windows driver with this program.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 05:16 PM   #4
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Have a search on the web for MadWifi drivers. There's loads of support material, FAQ's, Wiki and drivers to read through. Also, have a search on this site, there should be loads of threads that help.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 05:29 PM   #5
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www.prism54.org
 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:56 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 11-24-2004, 10:02 AM   #7
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The secret was the firewall, which was directed to interface eth0. Re-directing it to wlan0 solved the problem. SuSE 9.1 Pro works just fine with the Netgear WG511T.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 11:05 AM   #8
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I got it to work in fedora 3. Using the Madwifi drivers. If you need help post back and let me know where you are stuck.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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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-2.6.8.1/
make does not work but throws me a bunch of errors.
HELP.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 11:14 AM   #10
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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

>su -
root password

> 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 )

if you need anymore help post back
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:47 AM   #11
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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 '2.6.8.1-12mdk'
Now when I do 'make install ' I get the following error

make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/<uname>/ndiswraper/driver'
Can't find kernel source in /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/build;
give the path to kernel source with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/<unmae>/ndiswraper/driver'
make[1]: *** [install] Error 2


What do I do now ?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:27 PM   #12
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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.

as root
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

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc3/x86/

If you need anymore help post back.

Hockeyfan
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:51 AM   #13
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madwifi

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.
modprobe wlan
modprobe ath_pci
modprobe ath_hal

all there commands give me FATAL ERROR Module not found error.
what am I doing wrong ?

Last edited by whitehawk; 01-05-2005 at 02:26 AM.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:07 PM   #14
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Whitehawk,

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.

Hockeyfan
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:53 PM   #15
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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'.

Good luck.
 
  


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