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Old 03-18-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
stevenyu
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Ndiswrapper in Ubuntu


Any of your guys got ndiswrapper working in Ubuntu Hoarry? I got it isntalled , and modprobe load it without any issues, however when I did a iwlist scan on my wlan0, it doesn't do anything, but when I put in my WEP key and set the ency in OPEN mode, iwconfig found my AP, but somehow i can't get it to talk to it!!!

Help

 
Old 03-19-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Did you remember to do
Code:
ndiswrapper -i DRIVER.inf
Here's my output that shows the driver is loaded:
Code:
root@tanis:/home/joe # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
lsipnds driver present, hardware present
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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Did you remember to do
As I said before, ndiswrapper and the driver load perfect, but it can't make contact with my wifi AP!!!, Please read my previous post carefully
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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I did read it and you said modprobe loaded the module fine but nothing about loading the windows driver. I'm not sure what the problem could be, sorry.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:30 AM   #5
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dhclient?

Also new to this so I could be stating the obvious, but when I had a problem similar to this where I could not pick up my ap, I had to issue two more commands to get the ip from the ap.

ifconfig wlan0 up
dhclient wlan0

don't know if you tried this, but I know the frustration of missing the little steps if you haven't yet done this.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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I had the same toruble with my card which uses the RealTek 8180 driver, and it turned out I just needed to use the .inf file from RealTek's website instead of the one that came with my card. When I used the driver that came with my card, doing 'ndiswrapper -l' resulted in a message recognizing that the driver and hardware were installed, but 'dhclient wlan0' was unsuccessful. I uninstalled the driver, installed the driver I downloaded from RealTek, and I was surfing wirelessly. I love Ubuntu! Now that I've achieved success on my wife's old crap computer, I can stop using WindowsME on mine!
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:41 AM   #7
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I was having a similar problem with a dlink dwl-520 based on the atheros 5212 (I know madwifi but it didn't work) and it turned out I had to get the drivers off the cd instead of the ones on the website and it worked beautifully. I tried Linuxant's driverloader as well but that kept dropping out.

Last edited by amam; 03-26-2005 at 02:43 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:52 AM   #8
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I finally got it working, the hoary build have the acx100 module load as deafault driver for the TI based wifi NIC, once that's remove, "depmod -a"

and relaod ndiswrapper, everything works
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:06 AM   #9
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you can blacklist modules in file:

/etc/hotplug/blacklist

reboot and they *shouldn't* be loaded.
 
  


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