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Old 05-30-2006, 04:18 AM   #1
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Suse 10.0 USB card not working


Hi,

Trying to configure my LinkSys WUSB54GS V2 in Suse 10.0 and cannot get it to work...

I followed the instructions in [nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/linux/ndi...wrapperinfo.php] and also in another posts in this forum to no success.

I get
linux:~ # ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
wusb54gsv2 driver installed, hardware present

and nothing works. so following the last instructions on the howto I get

linux:~ # modprobe ndiswrapper
linux:~ # ifstatus wlan0
wlan0
wlan0 configuration: wlan-bus-usb
wlan0 dhcpcd is still waiting for data
wlan0 is up
4: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,NOTRAILERS,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
link/ether 00:16:b6:5b:50:6a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet6 fe80::216:b6ff:fe5b:506a/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
Configured routes for interface wlan0:
default 192.168.1.1 - -
0 of 1 configured routes for interface wlan0 up
wlan0 Auto ESSIDff/any Nickname:"linux"
Channel:0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate=0 kb/s
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


I a real nooby in linux, so any help would be appreciated.
thanks
 
Old 05-30-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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It looks as if the card is functioning, but you haven't configured it yet. You need to set the SSID and WEP/WPA key if you are using encryption on the network.

Check out man iwconfig for options, but at a minimum I think you need to set the SSID

iwconfig wlan0 essid YourSSIDNameHere

If you need to use a WEP key then do this:

iwconfig wlan0 key HexWEPKeyHere

Once you've got the card configured, the output of iwconfig should show a MAC address in teh Access Point section.

Once the card is configured, then you need to request an IP address with ifup wlan0.

The other potential way to do this is to get into Yast and see if it recognizes the card and then configure it from there. I'm not a Suse user, so I can't be any more specific than that.


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Old 05-30-2006, 11:35 AM   #3
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Hi again.

I tried to run the commands:

iwconfig wlan0 essid BTVOYAGER2110-99
iwconfig wlan0 key A135ACC3024AD3BF61A6F7FBBC
I had to generate this key because the router only comes with passphrase (5t5968nr56qrc)
and I still get:

wlan0 Auto ESSID off/any Nickname:"linux"
Channel:0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate=0 kb/s
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Exactly the same...

Last edited by eagleeyes; 05-30-2006 at 02:00 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:33 PM   #4
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Are you running the iwconfig commands as root? Are there any error messages when you run the commands? Is that a WEP encrypted access point or a WPA encrypted access point. The reason I'm asking is that you need to install and configure wpa_supplicant if this AP is using WPA.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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Yes I am logged as root and the access point wep 128 encripted. and I am not geting any error messages... It is just odd :S
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:49 PM   #6
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I agree, this is very odd. Since you're not getting any errors, I think you're going to need to rummage through your log files (/var/log/syslog, /var/log/messages and dmesg) and see if ndiswrapper is complaining at all.

One other thing to try would be to turn on the SSID broadcast at your access point (if it is off). That can make a difference with some drivers.
 
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ok,

I repeated everything from the scratch. card is being recognised, but still same problem.

Altough I do not get an error in the command prompt, apparently some error is being returned in the log...

thor:~ # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 Auto ESSIDff/any Nickname:"thor"
Channel:0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate=0 kb/s
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

thor:~ # iwconfig wlan0 essid BTVOYAGER2110-99
thor:~ # tail -f /var/log/messages


May 30 23:08:16 linux gconfd (alves-18874): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/opt/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 2
May 30 23:08:43 linux su: (to root) alves on /dev/pts/0
May 30 23:08:46 linux gconfd (alves-18874): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
May 30 23:08:46 linux gconfd (alves-18874): Exiting
May 30 23:09:44 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (iw_get_encr:789): getting encryption status failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:09:44 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (iw_get_essid:173): getting essid failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:09:44 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (iw_get_infra_mode:257): getting operating mode failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:09:44 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (iw_get_range:1465): getting bit rates failed: C00000BB
May 30 23:09:44 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (iw_get_bitrate:480): getting bitrate failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:10:08 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (set_essid:61): setting essid failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:11:07 linux su: (to root) alves on /dev/pts/2
May 30 23:11:53 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (set_essid:61): setting essid failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:12:00 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (set_essid:61): setting essid failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:14:58 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (set_essid:61): setting essid failed (C00000BB)
May 30 23:15:06 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (set_essid:61): setting essid failed (C00000BB)
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:26 AM   #8
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OK, this has got to be something pretty fundamental. Are you using a stock kernel or have you changed/compilied it? Were there any errors or warning when you compilied ndiswrapper? Also, are your kernel and wireless tools in sync. Try running iwconfig -v and see if that highlights any issues.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:46 AM   #9
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The instructions I was following says

5. Search for kernel-source. Make sure that the package kernel-source is installed.

It was not installed and i install it together with gcc and auto-make. These were the only Kernel related change. The Linux instalation is fresh, installed yesterday again. Cannot remember any errors while compiling ndiswrapper and when doing the iwconfig -v I get :

iwconfig: Wireless-tools version 28
compatible with wireless extension v11 to v18.

Kernel: Currently compiled with wireless extension V.18.

wlan0: Recommended wireless Extension v18 or later, currently compiled with wireless extension v.18.

The instruction I followed to install ndiswrapper where the ones at: http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...fo10-32bit.php
If you think is better I can reinstall linux again from the scratch (even download v.10.1) or follow your instructions instead of those in the link.

This is getting a bit frustrating, but still enjoying it.

Btw, sometimes linux puts a link to my usb drive others doesn't altough usb devices recognizes it and also the USB wireless card. It is a bit weird...


Thanks for all the help.

Last edited by eagleeyes; 05-31-2006 at 08:49 AM.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 10:58 AM   #10
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The link you posted doesn't seem to work for me (it never comes back with anything), but as long as the instructions are close to what is in the ndiswrapper wiki, you should be fine.

The output from iwconfig -v indicates that your kernel and wireless tools are in sync, so there shouldn't be any problems from this.

USB wireless cards are frequently more of a pain to get running than other wireless cards, but there are still a few things to check.

- I should have asked before, is your system a 32 bit system or a 64 bit system?
- Are the Windows drivers you're using the ones suggested by the ndiswrapper wiki?
- If they the correct drivers, it still might be worth downloading the latest Windows drivers from Linksys and see if they behave any better. Sometimes getting ndiswrapper to work requires some trial and error with the drivers.
 
Old 06-02-2006, 02:09 AM   #11
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Hangdog42 can you please keep helping (I mean by no account I want/can take over)

eagleeyes, I think you need to start from scratch from my howto.
Post every step you take and relevant syslog messages
Do not forget to make uninstall for ndisw
Although I made it work with ndisw 1.14 it is possible that later version
will work. For simplicity sake, you intend to use 1.14 to replicate what I
did, and this is best for now.
What is the kernel version in suse 10.0?

re driver:
you can tell which one I use from the file size and from the kernel messages
Have you checked lsub and serial no for device

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Which drivers are you using? I am using Nr 22 in the mediawiki with drivers from method 1. I then install the *.inf that comes with the wireless card and finally copy the *.sys files from the belkin to the ndiswrapper folder. Unfortunatelly drivers from method 2 are not available anymore (the ones available in usr website are the old ones from 2004) and I think this might be the difference between me and you because if I read your post correctly you use the usr ones.
I am using file stated from Wiki method1 "the file is still there"
http://www.belkin.com/support/downlo...ad=1871&lang=1
What I mean is that I used the link above
The file does not have the wiki's name though
wiki:[/QUOTE]One is Belkin F5D7051uk at [48]. [/QUOTE]
On belkin: F5D7051.EXE

I know you are frustrated, but imagine having even less support or information than now available

For one thing, please, please follow exactly the steps, the same drivers etc. If you have been using files from method2 you have been wasting time (maybe not, you may have demonstrated it does not work for a given driver version, in which case I will be happy to record it in the howto, but you need to be sure this is indeed the case)

Let us know how it goes

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Old 06-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #12
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Hangdog42 can you please keep helping (I mean by no account I want/can take over)
I'm all for extra eyes looking at problems! There is a reason I chose LQ Addict over LQ Guru.......
 
Old 06-02-2006, 05:44 PM   #13
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Thanks. It is just I felt I was jumping into the thread from nowhere,
and I am still not convinced it is a driver issue (I mean I think there
seem to be a config issue as well, though I have little experience with wifi, so many paird of eyes indeed)

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Old 06-03-2006, 04:14 AM   #14
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Guys,

First thanks a lot for your help. Today I decided a radical approach and I formated my HD and install everything from the scratch. I got quite a rather odd error when doing the modeprobe (see step 14). Here is the detailed list of commands and log. sorry is very long.


1) Format HD
2) Install Suse 10.0 32 Bits
3) Install additional packages (gcc, kernel-source, automake). Ndiswrapper is not installed.
4) Root terminal: tail -f /var/log/messages
5) Root another terminal

6) Plug WUSB54GS
Jun 3 10:40:54 linux kernel: usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5

7) Create folder /tmp/wusb54gs/, copy files to /tmp/wusb54gs/ (rndismpk.sys, usb8023k.sys, wusb54gs.cat, wusb54gs.inf, wusb54gsv2.cat, wusb54gsv2.inf)

linux:~ # mkdir /tmp/wusb54gs
linux:~ # cp /home/alves/Desktop/wusb54gs/RNDIS*.* /tmp/wusb54gs/
linux:~ # cp /home/alves/Desktop/wusb54gs/usb*.* /tmp/wusb54gs/
linux:~ # cp /home/alves/Desktop/wusb54gs/WUSB*.* /tmp/wusb54gs/
linux:~ # ls -l /tmp/wusb54gs/
total 104
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 240 Jun 3 10:44 .
drwxrwxrwt 9 root root 320 Jun 3 10:41 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7423 Jun 3 10:44 WUSB54GSv2.cat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31845 Jun 3 10:44 WUSB54GSv2.inf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 29184 Jun 3 10:43 RNDISMPK.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13824 Jun 3 10:43 usb8023k.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7419 Jun 3 10:43 WUSB54GS.cat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6237 Jun 3 10:43 WUSB54GS.inf

8) Create folder /tmp/ndiswrapper/ , copy and unzip ndiswrapper to /tmp/ndiswrapper/

linux:~ # mkdir /tmp/ndiswrapper
linux:~ # cp /home/alves/Desktop/wusb54gs/ndiswrapper-1.14*.* /tmp/ndiswrapper/
linux:~ # ls -l /tmp/ndiswrapper/
total 184
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 88 Jun 3 10:43 .
drwxrwxrwt 9 root root 320 Jun 3 10:41 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 184661 Jun 3 10:43 ndiswrapper-1.14.tar.tar

9) Make ndiswrapper

linux:~ # cd /tmp/ndiswrapper/
linux:/tmp/ndiswrapper # cd ndiswrapper-1.14/
linux:/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14 # make

make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-smp/build SUBDIRS=/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver \
DRIVER_VERSION=1.14
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/smp'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.13-15 O=../linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/smp
LD /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/built-in.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/hal.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/iw_ndis.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/loader.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/misc_funcs.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/ndis.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/ntoskernel.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/ntoskernel_io.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/pe_linker.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/pnp.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/proc.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/wrapndis.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/wrapper.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/usb.o
CC [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/divdi3.o
LD [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/ndiswrapper.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
CC /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/ndiswrapper.mod.o
LD [M] /tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver/ndiswrapper.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/smp'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver'
make -C utils
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/utils'
gcc -g -Wall -DUTILS_VERSION=\"1.8\" -o loadndisdriver loadndisdriver.c
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/utils'

10) make install

linux:/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14 # make install


make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-smp/build SUBDIRS=/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver \
DRIVER_VERSION=1.14
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/smp'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.13-15 O=../linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/smp
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/smp'
mkdir -p /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-smp/misc
install -m 0644 ndiswrapper.ko /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-smp/misc
/sbin/depmod -a 2.6.13-15-smp
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/driver'
make -C utils install
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/utils'
install -D -m 755 loadndisdriver /sbin/loadndisdriver
install -D -m 755 ndiswrapper /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper
install -D -m 755 ndiswrapper-buginfo /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-buginfo

NOTE: Windows driver configuration file format has changed since 1.5. You must re-install Windows drivers if they were installed before.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14/utils'
mkdir -p -m 0755 /usr/share/man/man8
install -m 644 ndiswrapper.8 /usr/share/man/man8

11) checking version

linux:/tmp/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.14 # cd /
linux:/ # ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.8
driver version: 1.2
vermagic: 2.6.13-15-smp SMP 586 REGPARM gcc-4.0

12) checking files
linux:/ # cd /tmp/wusb54gs/
linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # ls -l
total 104
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 240 Jun 3 10:44 .
drwxrwxrwt 11 root root 408 Jun 3 10:48 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7423 Jun 3 10:44 WUSB54GSv2.cat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31845 Jun 3 10:44 WUSB54GSv2.inf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 29184 Jun 3 10:43 RNDISMPK.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13824 Jun 3 10:43 usb8023k.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7419 Jun 3 10:43 WUSB54GS.cat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6237 Jun 3 10:43 WUSB54GS.inf

13) Installing the drives

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # ndiswrapper -i WUSB54GSv2.inf
Installing wusb54gsv2
linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
wusb54gsv2 invalid driver!

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # ls -l /etc/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsv2/

total 36
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 112 Jun 3 10:50 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 80 Jun 3 10:50 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 657 Jun 3 10:50 13B1:0014.F.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31845 Jun 3 10:50 wusb54gsv2.inf

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # cp *.sys /etc/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsv2/

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # ls -l /etc/ndiswrapper/wusb54gsv2/

total 84
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 176 Jun 3 10:51 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 80 Jun 3 10:50 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 657 Jun 3 10:50 13B1:0014.F.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 29184 Jun 3 10:51 rndismpk.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13824 Jun 3 10:51 usb8023k.sys
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31845 Jun 3 10:50 wusb54gsv2.inf

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # ndiswrapper -l

Installed drivers:
wusb54gsv2 driver installed, hardware present

14) running modprobe

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.13-15-smp/extra/ndiswrapper.ko): Operation not permitted

LOG FILE:
Jun 3 10:52:07 linux kernel: ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
Jun 3 10:52:07 linux loadndisdriver: loadndisdriver: main(638): version 1.8 doesn't match driver version -a
Jun 3 10:52:07 linux kernel: ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
Jun 3 10:52:07 linux kernel: ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:1531): loadndiswrapper failed (1536); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'




linux:/tmp/wusb54gs # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

linux:/tmp/wusb54gs #
 
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That is one detailed post!

OK, a couple of things I noticed. First, everything up to step 12 seems to be OK, with one exception. When you copied the Windows driver files in step 7, there seems to have been a capitilization of many of the file names. Since Linux is case sensitive, this might be causeing a problem (and likely caused the error in step 13). Also, after you got the invalid driver error in step 13, it looks like you re-copied the Windows drivers, but didn't run ndiswrapper -i again (note that you may need to run ndiswrapper -e driver to remove the old attempt first). You really want to make sure that this step goes cleanly.

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Jun 3 10:52:07 linux loadndisdriver: loadndisdriver: main(638): version 1.8 doesn't match driver version -a
I did a bit of googling on this, unfortunately I can't find anything suggesting an answer. There is the possibility that this is related to the invalid driver problem, so I would try to sort that out first, and if you are still getting errors post back. From what I've seen this suggests a mismatch between the kernel wireless extenstions and the wireless tools package, but I can't imagine this is the case with a clean install. Have a check of iwconfig -v to make sure there aren't any mismatch problems.
 
  


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