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I have this card, the WMP11V4 with the InProComm, and I...nevermind my lame story. I tried to get this to work a long time ago (maybe a year and a half), but it wasn't supported by ndiswrapper. Today, out of curiosity, I checked the card list, and it's there. The WMP11V4 with InProComm is in the list.
Has anyone else out there gotten it to work? I would try again myself, but I would have to reinstall Linux on the machine with the card in it, and I don't want to unless I can get a heads-up on it's workability. The only thing stopping me from having Linux on said machine is this WMP11V4.
This is third-hand info, so take it for what it's worth. A friend just got a Linksys G card with the InProComm chipset running with ndiswrapper under Knoppix without trouble. It's probably worth your time to try.
edit: I didn't even wish you luck. How rude is that?!
I'm coming to you live, from my fresh install of Slack10.1! I had to custom build a kernel (2.6.10), but other than that, no tinkering was required! It's all good! Signal quality is perfect, and signal strength is very high as well, just like on WindowsXP.
If anyone is wondering if they should try again or not, go ahead and do so. Things come of without a hitch.
I'm so happy right now. Look! A banner ad just loaded! Over my wireless! YES!
also you will have to create the file ifcfg-wlan0 & place it in your network-scripts folder. It should contain (at least) some of the following:
HWADDR=00:0C:41:506:70 -->may be different.
WIRELESS_ENC_KEY=7E23F3F3AE -->just an example, make sure it's same as the router.
This has worked for me using WPC11v4(PCMCIA), WMP11v4, and NetGear WG311.
I am using Ubuntu 5.04 and I am having trouble connecting to my Access Point.
I am using NDISWrapper 1.0rc1, which is bundled with Ubuntu, and I have grabbed the drivers from the NDISWrapper List of drivers for my WLAN card. I am using the LinkSys WMP11v4.
I successfully loaded the drivers (all three inf files) and verify that they were installed (#ndiswrapper -l), and I get a message indicating that the hardware and driver are installed. Also, the green power light is now lit on my card. But, I can't get a 'link' light.
I can see my router in the #iwlist and I #iwconfig all my settings, but they don't seem to stick. Everytime I try #iwconfig, my access point is listed as 'off/any'. One point - I am using WEP and have not tried it without. My fear is that I can't get WEP to work in Linux for this card. If so, then I will have to go buy a new card, because I really don't want to leave my network open.
I tried CORE244's recommendation of creating a 'ifcfg-wlan0' file (which indicates that he was able to get WEP encryption to work), but that didn't seem to help me.
Anyone else have this problem? I would love to get a solution so I can use my existing WLAN card.
OK. I figured it out. I disabled WEP Encryption and now I can connect my box to my home AP. I don't really like to have my home network "open" since I am in an apartment, so for the time being I have enabled MAC address control on my router.
Has anyone been able to get WEP working with ndiswrapper using the LinkSys WMP11v4?
Any thoughts on MAC Address Control versus WEP Encryption?
I can't explain why WEP isn't working for you, but I'll take the bait on MAC address filtering vs. WEP:
WEP is vulnerable to a couple of attacks. Some recently-demonstrated tools can produce your key in a few minutes. That said, most folks lack the tools and the skills to accomplish this. It still take a fair amount of data to crack the key.
MAC addresses, on the other hand, are passed in the clear - always. Whether you use 802.1x or WEP, if you disable "SSID broadcast" or not, your client MAC addresses are being beamed about in the open. Spoofing the MAC addy of a client is trivial.
Pick your poison and move to WPA if you can. Other than dictionary attacks for weak passwords in WPA-PSK, there is no published vulnerability.