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Old 01-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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Question Netgear WG111T Wireless USB Adapter Missing wlan0


This is my first post so let me explain a couple of things first. I have used linux briefly installed debian, mandrake and red hat before ... all in the wimpy graphical way. So as i had some spare time on my hands and a laptop i decided to give gentoo a go. I'm doing it from a learning sort of perspective as i am still fairly new to linux and haven't used it for at least 2 years.

The problem is:
I am trying to get my wireless adapter working using ndiswrapper (which as i gather enables you to use windows drivers in linux ... great). I have used 'lusb' to identify my adapter is present on my first USB Bus and the information on it is all correct so appears to be present. I then downloaded extracted etc the drivers off the netgear site for my adapter and did 'ndiswrapper -i <mydriver/inf> the driver seemed to install fine and appear in the list 'ndiswrapper -l'. After hooking it to the adapter using 'ndiswrapper -a xxxx:xxxx drivername' i assumed all was working fine. I then ran 'modprobe ndiswrapper' (which i gather reloads the ndiswrapper module?). I then checked the end of the results from 'dmesg' (which i guess shows what happens on the previous command?). The message read that ndiswraper was loaded, however from previous posts it appears it should mention the driver being loaded for the devive. So I guess thats the first query, why it's not present?

I then carried on by doing 'iwconfig' (which again im guessing is a command for configuring wireless networks?) ... i can only see lo (local loopback adapter?) and eth0 (my actively working ethernet adapter. They also say no wireless supported or something similar.

I have hunted the internet for most the day trying to fix this issue to no avail. Can anybody help me and also confirm my assumptions made throughout this. If possible I would really love to know more about what each part of this is doing as it saves time of sifting through the ever growing list of things to learn about Feel free to be verbose -- im a software developer so anything low level interests me

Oh and I will paste the device ID of my USB adapter (i.e. xxxx:xxxx) as soon as possible, as i am recompiling X11 at the moment

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Old 01-22-2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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Which distro?

What distro are you using my friend? I have the same USB adapter as you and it works flawlessly in Kubuntu.
Old 01-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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I am using Gentoo the Kernel is 2.6.18-rc6 i think. Which driver did you use? If possible can you zip it and email it to me, all of the ones i have tried don't seem to work.
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Probably a bit late now, judging by the date of your post,but after loading the drivers through ndiswrapper, try:

ndiswrapper -m


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