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Old 01-07-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Wireless PCI Card doesn't work.


I'm trying to get a Linksys WMP11v4 802.11b PCI card to work, but I can't figure out how to install the drivers for it. I've only just started using Linux, so I really haven't got much of a clue about what I'm trying to do.

Going by what that "What to post" Sticky said this is what I can come up with:

for the /sbin/lspci, I couldn't figure out where to put this, and id didn't show anytihng but an error when I tried running it in the Terminal (is this even where I'm supposed to type that?)

for the kernel and distro:
2.6.17.10-generic Ubuntu

I've tried downloading ndiswrapper v1.33, however I'm stuck in the middle of attempting to install this. And the provided instructions aren't helping to clear things up for me at all. So far, I can't even get it to extract.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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Run lspci like this: "sudo /sbin/lspci -v"
As a normal user, sbin isn't in your path, and the listing of lspci would be minimal. I looked in the ndiswrapper wiki website and found the following entry.

Quote:
# Card: Linksys #[WMP11 v4] 802.11b -- [link here|List#WMP11 v4]

* Chipset: InProComm? ?
* pciid: 17fe:2120
* Driver: Linksys ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pub/network/wmp11_v4_dr.zip
* Other: Debian Unstable/Sid with NdisWrapper 0.11. You must install all three inf files from the driver zip file (I had to force NDIS to load all three drivers for the one card with the -d option on each inf). Card works great, but WEP is untested. Works great on Slackware 10.1 with a 2.6.10 kernel, and Ubuntu Breezy using the latest version of NdisWrapper.
* Fedora Core 5, Kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5, works fine with ndiswrapper 1.13, I only needed the LSIPNDS.INF file. I added the line "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to the /etc/modprobe.conf file so that the network configuration gui would pick it up. Once I applied DNS, IP, Gate, Mask, ESSID, I was running wide open. These are good inexpensive cards at any WalMart in USA.
Here is an example of using lspci -v and lspci -n to obtain the hardware id:
Code:
sudo /sbin/lspci -v | sed -n '/Wireless/,/^$/p'
03:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Linksys Unknown device 0015
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 7
        Memory at fddfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

jschiwal@hpmedia:/etc> sudo /sbin/lspci -n | grep 03:0a.0
03:0a.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 03)
The hardware address from lspci -v is used as an index to identify the device id from the lspci -n output.

Last edited by jschiwal; 01-07-2007 at 01:01 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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the lspci -v:
Quote:
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems WMP11v4 802.11b PCI card

Subsystem: Linksys Unknown device 0020

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5

Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]

Capabilities: <access denied>
the matching lspci -n:
Quote:
01:09.0 0200: 17fe:2120

When I try to install the ndiswrapper I make it up until the point where I am suppose to run the make uninstall and make files from the ndiswrapper directory. But they aren't there, have I done something wrong?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:15 PM   #4
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check this out


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by kernel_geek
That only works for Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards in laptops. I'm using a desktop computer with a Linksys WMP11v4 PCI card.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:55 PM   #6
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1. Put the CD that you installed Ubuntu with in the CD drive.
2. Download bcm4318.all.tar.gz to the desktop (the Firefox default, so if you haven't changed it, that's where it went/will go).
3. Open a terminal (click the Applications button, then Accessories, and then Terminal)
4. Change the current directory to the desktop (copy and paste the following commands exactly into your terminal by right clicking anywhere on the terminal and clicking paste)
Code:

cd ~/Desktop

5. Extract the compressed file
Code:

tar -xf bcm4318*.tar.gz

6. Run the script, which will install ndiswrapper on your system, and set it up.
Code:

sudo ./ndiswrapper_setup

7. Use the internet (you will have to open the System menu at the top of the screen, go to Administration, and then click Networking. Configure the interface eth1 or wlan0, and connect to your wifi network)
8. If you are an Acer user, you will need to use the acerhk driver.
9. If it doesn't work, reboot.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:17 PM   #7
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bmc4318.all.tar.gz isn't on my ubuntu cd.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:18 PM   #8
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Using the internet you plonker from another computer obviously.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:24 PM   #9
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I'll try it, but i still don't think it will work, it is the wrong type of wireless card. ^-^'
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:26 PM   #10
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This is a diffrent idear
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:30 PM   #11
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Sorry i posted the worong thing that was an accident sorry what I meant to say was:


follow the guide from here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...on#Downloading
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:30 PM   #12
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I'm stuck on step 4. I can't get it to change directories in the Terminal, it says:

bash: cd: ~/desktop: No such file or directory

edit:
I tried that guide, it worked about halfway, then i got these crazy errors. And the ndiswrapper won't work.

Last edited by Souzou; 01-07-2007 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #13
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Sorry i posted the worong thing that was an accident sorry what I meant to say was:


follow the guide from here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...on#Downloading

by the way in linux you have to match the case exactly so Desktop not desktop
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:32 PM   #14
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What kind of errors print them here
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:35 PM   #15
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You have to use ndiswrapper how far did you get ??

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