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Old 12-07-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: (Slackware) Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11


This thread is to discuss the article titled: (Slackware) Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11
 
Old 12-07-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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Greetings,
I found your article most helpfull during my installation of ndiswrapper. Unforyunatly my computer hangs whenever I try the dhcpcd step. Everything else goes fine. Any help would be appreciated.
-ricalicious
 
Old 12-07-2004, 10:36 PM   #3
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Do you happen to know if this will work the same way in Debian?
I've got Sarge w/kernel 2.4

I ask ahead of time because I have not yet bought the NIC nor the router and I want to make sure I can use them before spending the money.

Thanks!
 
Old 12-09-2004, 01:18 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ricalicious
Greetings,
I found your article most helpfull during my installation of ndiswrapper. Unforyunatly my computer hangs whenever I try the dhcpcd step. Everything else goes fine. Any help would be appreciated.
-ricalicious
What is you distrobution? Type iwconfig, and ndiswrapper -l
Post what you get.

Quote:
Originally posted by insinu8
Do you happen to know if this will work the same way in Debian?
I've got Sarge w/kernel 2.4

I ask ahead of time because I have not yet bought the NIC nor the router and I want to make sure I can use them before spending the money.
With debian the files rc.wireless.conf and rc.local do not exist the are combined into a different conf the /etc/. Similar to where eth0 information would be stored. I am not familar with Debian. Actually that is one of the reason why I left Debian because of the wireless setup. Shoot an email to the debian-user mailinglist. This has been discussed there.

Last edited by barton; 12-09-2004 at 01:19 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 04:06 PM   #5
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[root@localhost utils]# /sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:54Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=-120 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:136/154 Noise level:0/154
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

[root@localhost utils]# ./ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
net8180 driver present
rt2500 driver present, hardware present

I have dhcpcd installed, and when I type dhcpcd wlan0 the machine hangs and I never regain controll. I am running FC2. Thanks
-Ric
 
Old 12-09-2004, 10:40 PM   #6
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Can you router handle dhcp protocol? So routers older ones require static network ips.

Type:

ndiswrapper -m


What do you get?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 10:51 AM   #7
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Is this for the default 2.4.* slackware kernel?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:37 PM   #8
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I used ndiswrapper under the 2.4 kernel. I then reinstalled it when I upgraded to 2.65 kernel. You could try upgrading you kernel.

I followed this tutorial: http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/kernel14.html
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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Linksys WMP54G on Fc1 - no internet

Clear and nice instructions. I have the same Linksys and trying to access the Linksys wireless router connected to the cable modem. My distribution is Fedora 1, so first I had to update the kernel in order to use NDISWrapper. I'm new to Linux, so it took me a few tries till most of the things work in the new 2.6.9 kernel (modem, USB, nforce ethernet adapter, etc.). So I installed the Linksys WMP54G following istructions from NDISWrapper and the distribution specific postings.

Fedora uses alias eth1 ndiswrapper, it does not have wlan interface. I did not do the dhcpcd step, may not need it after reading some of these replies.

Here is my problem: I was able to get out to the internet once or twice, but now I can't. The truth is that in-between I recompiled the kernel for various other bad problems.

The interesting thing is that I can see and connect to the wireless router by going to http://192.168.1.1, but cannot get to any internet site. If I use my telephone modem the internet works. If I boot into W2K on the same machine the wireless internet works. Something stupid must be happening. Any help, any idea?

Thanks, jankom
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:52 PM   #10
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Re: Linksys WMP54G on Fc1 - no internet

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Originally posted by jankom

Here is my problem: I was able to get out to the internet once or twice, but now I can't. The truth is that in-between I recompiled the kernel for various other bad problems.
I am not familar with Fedora. I would suggest that you uninstall the ndiswrapper. If there is nothing valuable on the system, redo the os install. I have only use ndiswrapper only with the 2.6.5 kernel.

When you recompile the kernel you have to reinstall ndiswrapper. I have to reinstall ndiswrapper when I recompiled from 2.4 to 2.6.5. Just reinstall the program. Be sure to follow the instructions.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 06:13 PM   #11
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This article F%^$'n rocks

I'm new to linux and running slackware 10 trying to get my realtek 8180 up and running fo days I was about toquit when I found this article 5min later interenet is up Bam!
 
Old 12-28-2004, 09:54 PM   #12
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Where do I get ndiswrapper from?

My question is in the topic of this reply... The only ndiswrapper I could find was ndiswrapper-source_0.12-1_i386.deb... I cant find a tar.gz newhere... Please help my man...
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:57 PM   #13
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Arrow ndiswrapper

goto this link and click the 'download' for the latest release should be the tar.gz if your using win... then you'll need to change the extension back to .gz since win... will change it to tar.tar ??????

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/
 
Old 12-29-2004, 02:28 AM   #14
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Angry installed ndiswrapper and it still doesnt work

So I did everything and got as far as "make install" when ever i type ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom1/drivers/bcmw15.inf" it returns "bash: ndiswrapper: command not found" ndiswrapper is located in /etc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-0.12" on my box. When I installed it i did "make install" and it compiled just fine... Where could the problem be?
 
Old 12-29-2004, 08:41 PM   #15
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Ok so I found ndiswrapper and got it running. It is located in /usr/sbin/ To access it I have to type the while file path /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom1/drivers/bcmw15.inf But it will not install the driver, it returns to me...
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[root@localhost sbin]# /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom1/Drivers/bcmw15.inf
Installing bcmw15
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/cdrom1/Drivers/bcmw15.inf': No such file or directory
[root@localhost sbin]#
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The cdrom is mounted.. it is present... but it still says no suck file or directory... another problem is I tried to "modprobe" and it didnt work... it returns on that command
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[root@localhost sbin]# modprope /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper
bash: modprope: command not found
[root@localhost sbin]#
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My linux distro is Fedora Core 2(RedHat Linux) With kernel 2.6

Where could the problem lie? Please Help!
 
  


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