Success: Netgear WG311v3
I have got the Netgear WG311v3 working!
Pentium 233 MMX
Debian Stable (Sarge)
Kernel 2.6.12 from kernel.org
The Netgear WG311v3 is totally different from v1 and v2! It uses a Marvell chipset.
lspci -v output:
Then I installed the ndiswrapper source from the Debian testing tree, and compiled it the Debian way with module assistant. This gave me a .deb package which I installed with dpkg.
The installation process of ndiswrapper is described here, minus the Debian ndiswrapper build.
I downloaded the XP drivers from netgear. You can also use:
Until now it works perfectly, no crashes. I am able to use the ESSID and WEP, connecting to an Orinoco AP 500 access point.
did you enter this type of info in the HCL here?
Of course I did!
(after you reminded me) :)
Hi guys. Check out my mini wiki on how to install the WG311v3 Driver on Debian, i hope it can be helpful. And feel free to contribute ideas/thoughts/comments to make it better!
WG311v3 LINUX WIKI
Got it working
After a long time trying ... I finally got my netgear wireless PCI adapter (wg311-v3) working under Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) so that it is able to connect to my wireless router (WGR614) using WPA+PSK2.
And I suspect it should work for other distro's too (at least as long as you use the ndiswrapper application).
First check what version of the wg311 you are using by typing the following: -
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
Turns out I have version 3 which uses the Marvell chipset so I need to download the wg311-v3 driver and save to your home directory.
Now install the driver by typing: -
once you point to the (windows XP) driver you saved in your home directory, click to install. Now a new directory and bunch of files should appear under the /etc/ndiswrapper directory.
ls -al /etc/ndiswrapper/wg311v3/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 2008-12-26 17:50 11AB:1FAA.5.conf -> 11AB:1FAA:6B00:1385.5.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 794 2008-12-26 17:50 11AB:1FAA:6B00:1385.5.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 794 2008-12-26 17:50 11AB:1FAB.5.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21983 2008-12-26 17:50 wg311v3.inf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 265984 2008-12-26 17:50 wg311v3xp.sys
So far so good. Now we need to upgrade your firmware on your wireless router. I am using a WGR614. You will need to check the model code under the wireless router to confirm what version you are using as it will determine which firmware versions you are able to load. Mine was the WGR614v5.
You can connect to your router by entering in the following web address into your browser
then typing in the username of admin and a password of what ever you have set. You should be able to navigate the menus to confirm what the firmware version that your router is currently running (It turns out that mine was running an old version 1.01).
Now visit the netgear site to upgrade your firmware.
In my case I then loaded firmware version 1.09.
Make sure you follow the netgear firmware upgrade instructions to the letter as you dont want to brick it!
Once upgraded the next step is to go into Network Manager (or equivalent) and set up your wireless interface. Just follow the menu options.
The next time I rebooted the machine the wireless network interface came straight up. Occasionally its second retry failed but it has always worked after the third (manual) retry.
Its as if it takes a while for the network to become visible. My windows XP box also has this problem.
But at least now it is far more reliable and usable.
support for 64 bit linux
Hi Tux fans, Since netgear does not support 64 bit linux, there is a lack of support for 64 bit setup of WG311V3 by the above procedure.
I have written a new wrapper over latest Marvel Libertas 64 bit drivers for Netgear WG311V3 .
And the driver is available for download from here
Additional questions on how to go about installing this driver are answered here.
This link also provides an older libertas driver for 64 bit. But it does not work as well(crashes,hangups,no WPA) as the one created by me.
Jlinkels and steve a reno What do I do now that I followed those directions and wg311v3 still does not work.
Thanks to steve-a-reno for those instructions (old though they may be) which got me up and running today.
Particularly helpful was the link to the drivers, which I had not been able to find previously. I'm running Ubuntu 10.4 and everything is finally working well.
Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 working well with IPv6 disabled
I used the subtlegems driver to get mine working, thanks bnhede! See quote below.
But I was getting dropouts all the time, every minute or so, until I disabled IPv6. Seems to be stable now.
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