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Old 12-04-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Realtek8180l card. Connects to router but cannot surf internet

Pardon my newb speak as I am very new to all things linux.

Running Debian Etch on an IBM Thinkpad R51 model 2888-Y1M
Wireless Card is a linksys WPC11 V4

Firstly I used ndiswrapper to make the card work.
ndiswrapper -l ***yields
net8180 driver installed, hardware (10EC:8180) present

I used the XP driver


dhclient wlan0
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:06:25:2b:dd:2b
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:06:25:2b:dd:2b
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to port 67
bound to -- renewal in 20795 seconds.

I open opera, enter a web address, and I get the error page
I open Konqueror, same problem
I open Iceweasel, same problem

The router is not out of range either. I am sitting right next to it connected via ethernet to post this.

Any help appreciated.

Old 12-04-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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new problem.
Modprobe ndiswrapper doesn't return any errors however
debian:/home/pete# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 No such device

debian:/home/pete# dhclient wlan0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device

The link light on the pcmia card that means it's installed and working properly (with or without connection) is not on. Power is on.

debian:/home/pete# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
net8180 driver present, hardware present

******update Dec 6.

Reinstalled debian, downloaded and compiled the latest version of ndiswrapper from sourceforge. that seemed to fix the problem.

Last edited by The_Sicilian; 12-06-2007 at 10:17 PM.


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