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Old 04-17-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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Broadcom wireless with ndiswrapper: ifconfig wlan0 works; ifup wlan0 fails

I'm totally lost here. I've read the manuals (and have probably just missed something).

Distro is KnoppMyth. Using ndiswrapper 0.6 with a Linksys WMP54G (Broadcom 4320).

iwconfig shows that wlan0 is working. It results are:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"<my ssid>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.447GHz  Access Point: 00:06:25:66:DE:B4
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power:13 dBm
          RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:100/1  Signal level:-10 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:22   Missed beacon:0
I can do ifconfig wlan0 up and it gets an ip address (I can ping my other computers from the interface). It's results are:

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:41:12:6C:14
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:1896 (1.8 KiB)  TX bytes:1522 (1.4 KiB)
          Interrupt:12 Memory:e4120000-e4121fff
If I do ifup wlan0 (which happens at boot up too since I have auto wlan0 in /etc/network/interfaces) it fails with the error:

wlanctl-ng: No such device
Failed to enable the device, exitcode= 1 .
run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng-pre-up exited with return code 1
wlanctl-ng: No such device
Failed to enable the device, exitcode= 1 .
run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng_pre-up exited with return code 1
Like I said, I'm totally lost. I'm obviously missing a particular configuration file somewhere.

I've looked in *lots* of forums and even something simple like:
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable

wlanctl-ng: No such device
All ideas *much* appreciated.

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well, it's cleared itself up and I'm quite unsure why.


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