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SCerovec 07-01-2008 02:43 PM

88w8335 [Libertas] ndiswrapper or native in 2008?
This is not another ndiswrapper thread :)

Please, does anybody know how to make said 88W8335 work with the native linux driver?

The driver name is libertas.ko and it autolads the


the kernel is of Slackware 12.1
and the wireless tree is

in the modinfo

the dmesg is:

ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <>

and lspci shows:

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)

any clues?

SCerovec 07-01-2008 03:48 PM

aparently there is hope:
this seems to be about or already included in the kernel git tree?
(besides ath7k? )
::in hope a knowledgable takes over from here::

SCerovec 07-02-2008 01:30 PM

Anybody knows anything about MArvel/libretas out there?

jvaldivia 12-26-2008 05:37 PM

make it work ?
Hey man, did you get any luck making work the
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless

with out the ndiswrapper ? I been trying to compile the mrv8k-0.0.2 but it stops on /mrv8k_init.c: In function ‘mrv8k_alloc_device’

Thanks in advace, Jose Valdivia

CJS 12-26-2008 06:48 PM

Jvaldivia, I've got a wireless card that uses the Marvell 88w8335 chipset, and my Windows drivers are working great with ndiswrapper. I've uploaded the drivers to:

Let me know if they work OK for you too.

jvaldivia 12-27-2008 05:30 PM

I have the wireless card working with ndiswrapper, Im trying to set the card on Monitor mode and ndiswrapper does not allow that.

That's why I'm searching for a native driver like Intel cards have.

My wirless card is TrendNET brand.

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