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Old 05-11-2008, 11:46 PM   #16
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Here is what I get when I go into root and issued the commands:

edv@edv-laptop:~$ su root
Password:
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# #modprobe ndiswrapper
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:a0:d1:85:f2:67
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:252 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7100 (6.9 KB) TX bytes:7100 (6.9 KB)

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv#

This is with the 8187b

When I turn the wireless switch off and connect the WUSB54GSC I get:

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# #modprobe ndiswrapper
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:a0:d1:85:f2:67
inet addr:192.168.2.7 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:d1ff:fe85:f267/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1211 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1278 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1200921 (1.1 MB) TX bytes:241859 (236.1 KB)
Interrupt:252 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7100 (6.9 KB) TX bytes:7100 (6.9 KB)

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# #modprobe ndiswrapper
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:a0:d1:85:f2:67
inet addr:192.168.2.7 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:d1ff:fe85:f267/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1224 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1293 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1202032 (1.1 MB) TX bytes:244333 (238.6 KB)
Interrupt:252 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7100 (6.9 KB) TX bytes:7100 (6.9 KB)

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv#

Now the linksys does dimly light up but nothing more. Like you said, I've got to be getting closer...
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:33 AM   #17
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Well, everyting looks right except that neither wireless is showing up. One last suggestion: remove both drivers with

# ndiswrapper -r <driver>

and start over loading just a single driver. I would try the 8187B driver first because the steps I gave previously worked fine for me. Make sure you edit the .inf file for it as I described and load it again. If for any reason it does not work, remove it and try the linksys driver. It shouldn't, but since they are both USB drivers they may be conflicting with each other for some reason.

Let me know how it goes.

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Old 05-13-2008, 01:02 AM   #18
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# ndiswrapper -r <driver>

Do I run this command from root or just opening a terminal? Neither seems to want to remove the drivers
 
Old 05-13-2008, 01:07 AM   #19
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Reloaded 8187 driver in root

edv@edv-laptop:~$ su root
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root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# #modprobe ndiswrapper
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ndiswrapper -l
net8187b : driver installed
wusb54gsc : invalid driver!
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv#

Still not seeing the wireless
 
Old 05-13-2008, 09:11 AM   #20
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Fell like I've got a lot of information on the computer now, maybe some of it is conflicting. Is there some way to just start with a clean slate and reload a little bit of information at a time? How do I restart and attempt that?
 
Old 05-13-2008, 05:22 PM   #21
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You don't have to do anything except remove the drivers from ndiswrapper, and you can do that from the GUI for Windows drivers. Remove BOTH of them, and add the 8187B back to it by itself. Or, you can do it from the command line with ndiswrapper -r <driver name>. Remove both of them, and when you reload them, only reload ONE. I believe the 8187B will work for you because it is the exact same chip I have and it is working for me. Using the GUI, it should report to you that the device is present. Then, simply run modprobe ndiswrapper. Then, check the Network GUI and see if wlan0 is listed.

Bob
 
Old 05-15-2008, 11:42 AM   #22
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I've reloaded 8187b through the GUI and it now says:Hardware present:no
I've gone into the terminal and issued modprobe ndiswrapper and ifconfig

edv@edv-laptop:~$ modprobe ndiswrapper
edv@edv-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:a0:d1:85:f2:67
inet addr:192.168.2.7 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:d1ff:fe85:f267/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2350 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2511 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2019981 (1.9 MB) TX bytes:361129 (352.6 KB)
Interrupt:252 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:148 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:148 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:6216 (6.0 KB) TX bytes:6216 (6.0 KB)

edv@edv-laptop:~$

So the driver is installed but it doesn't see the hardware? Is there another command to force it to see the hardware? Sorry for taking so much of your time and effort....
 
Old 05-15-2008, 12:15 PM   #23
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I also ran lsusb
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# lsusb
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0bda:8197 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c521 Logitech, Inc. MX620 Laser Cordless Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv#
 
Old 05-15-2008, 02:31 PM   #24
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Did you do the editing to the inf file for the net8187b.inf file as described in my previous post? If you didn't the driver will not associate with the hardware. Double check and make sure that the edit has been made. Then, once again remove the drive with:

#ndiswrapper -e net8187b

Then, re-install it again. Then, run:

#ndiswrapper -m

This will associate the driver with the hardware if the edit has been done to the inf file. If the association was successful, you will get a return something like:

alias already exits (exact wording may be different)

All of these commands must be run from the terminal as root. It WILL eventually work on this realtek chipset because it has worked for me.

Bob
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:03 PM   #25
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Ok, I've reinstalled the driver after making sure it has the added line in it. Here are all the commands I've ran:
It shows the driver installed in the GUI but no hardware associated with it. ndiswrapper -m shows the alias directive, but ifconfig does not show any wireless configuration.

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ndiswrapper -l
net8187b : driver installed
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# modprobe ndiswrapper
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ndiswrapper -l
net8187b : driver installed
root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ndiswrapper -m
module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:a0:d1:85:f2:67
inet addr:192.168.2.7 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:d1ff:fe85:f267/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2857 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3095 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2417684 (2.3 MB) TX bytes:486314 (474.9 KB)
Interrupt:252 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5628 (5.4 KB) TX bytes:5628 (5.4 KB)

root@edv-laptop:/home/edv#
 
  


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