I am desperately trying to make my wifi pcmcia card to work with debian testing and a 2.6.15 vanilla kernel (compiled with all possible wireless networking options).
over the past months i happily ejoyed wireless connection with ubuntu breezy, but now that i switched to debian i just don't get it.
the card is a Topcom Skyracer Pro 3054 with an Atheros chipset and is detected by the os:
0000:07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
i tried the obvious
apt-get install ndiswrapper-source ndiswrapper-utils
and installed the windows INF file and everything went fine.
if i query ndiswrapper it says the driver is correctly installed and the hardware is there.
the problem is that the module won't load (and isn't even in /lib/modules/2.6.15/misc/).
will return the fatal error.
i also tried to install it with
module-assistant auto-install ndiswrapper
but that didn't work either.