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Old 11-03-2006, 08:54 AM   #16
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You did have it working though didn't you?

So I'm guessing that this is after a reboot once you had it working. Now if you do

ndiswrapper -l

that should show that the driver is loaded and the device is present. Then try

modprobe ndiswrapper

to load the module and

iwconfig

to see what device it's assigned to. The hard part is getting it working, once it works, getting it configured on boot is relatively easy.

Also just check that the bcm43xx module isn't loaded by,

lsmod | grep bcm43

If you get no output from this you're good.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:22 AM   #17
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Here is what happen:

Quote:
ndiswrapper -l
"installed drivers:
rt2500 driver installed"


Quote:
modprobe ndiswrapper
Nothing happens

Quote:
iwconfig
Same again

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Then if I
Quote:
lsmod | grep bcm43
I don't get any output which is good I think.

Cheers
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:36 AM   #18
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OK so your drivers are installed but the output from ndiswrapper -l didn't show that the card was present. Try removing it and re-inserting it, then type ndiswrapper -l again, you should see something like,

rt2500 driver installed, hardware present

Also try lspci and see if your card appears in that output somewhere.

When you type modprobe ndiswrapper you won't normally get any output but the lights on the card should come on.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 11:46 AM   #19
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Okay, this might be coming to an end (Sorry for keep you all this time by the way)

this time, when I tiped in lspci, I realised the name of the card was different to that on the driver, the card was actually detected as a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306, so I found the right driver and I installed it deleting the old one, and after that I had a "Driver present, hardware present" message and when I do an iwconfig this is the output I get:

Quote:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
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
But unfortunatelly when activating the wireless device I have the "check clabe" thing.

Am I any better now?

cheers

* I also checked the lights after modprobe ndiswrapper and the yeloow one turns on..

Last edited by Dannt; 11-03-2006 at 11:50 AM.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 11:59 AM   #20
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You're in much better shape now.

Set the wireless parameters:

iwconfig wlan0 essid <your_essid> mode managed, etc.

Then pull an IP address.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:16 PM   #21
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Thanks 2Gnu,

This gets better all the time, and thanks entirely to you guys and your wise advice..

So, this time I managed to establish a connection with my router wirelessly, but I can't still access the Internet with the browser through this connection, I tough it could be an issue with the browser settings (Firefox) but it wasn't, when I try with the normal wired Ethernet cable I connect without problems, but if I swap to the wireless connection nothing happens although the connection status seems to be working at 100%.

Thanks for your help.

Dannt
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:32 PM   #22
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Maybe you need to do

dhclient wlan0

to pull the ip address as 2Gnu suggested?

If that doesn't work, post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig again. Good luck.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:41 PM   #23
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Nevermind, a million thanks,

I was simpler than that, a normal reboot solved it, I can carry on on my own now.

I am really please with all your help, I couldn't get anywhere without it.

All the best

Dannt
 
Old 11-03-2006, 02:15 PM   #24
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Good news, glad to be of service.

Take it easy.
 
  


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