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Old 09-09-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
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D-Link DWL-122 and ndiswrapper on Fedora 2: hardware NOT present

I've been working on getting my D-Link DWL-122 to work forever but still no luck:

i read that ndiswrapper works pretty well and it seems easier to do, but I stll cannot get my system to detect the hardware.

I'm using Fedora 2 kernel: 2.6.5-1.358 and ndiswrapper version 0.10, and the D-Link DWL-122 driver 102 from
which is what the ndiswrapper website directed me to

i followed the instructions,

extracted ndiswrapper into a folder, cd into that folder, typed "make install"
extracted my D-Link driver, there were two NETPRISM.inf files, so I figured it should be the WinXP driver and used the one in the WinXP directory:
ndiswrapper -i <path of inf>

and it says "Installing netprism" and then it says /etc/ndiswrapper does not exist... but i figure that is just a debug statement and it created the directory by itself.

but now , when i type ndiswrapper -l, it no longer matches the INSTALL file... i

i get
Installed ndis drivers
netprism hardware NOT present

... and i dunno how to go from here, my usb card is plugged in and both lights are solid and on. when i type "tail /var/log/messages -f" and plug or unplug the unit, it does respond:

localhost kernel: usb 5-2: USB disconnect, address 3 (when unplugging)
localhost kernel: usb 5-2: new full speed USB device using address 4 (when plugging in the device)

so Linux at least know that SOMETHING is there, but it doesn't tie the device to the driver i installed... i haven't tried other drivers yet, but ndiswrapper's site specifically says my card is supported and that it was working... so i dunno what else to do

any suggestions?

btw: i JUST installed Fedora 2 and didn't do any other configurations on the machine other than what i just described.
Old 09-20-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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try prism2_doreset=1 ??

i was just fiddling around with this card and finally got it up on my system
you're using a recent enough kernel that you should have prism2_usb and p80211 compiled as modules already.

if not, my advice is moot. i am using off of debian/ubuntu

i had been modprob'ing/insmod'ing/whatever'ing repeatedly with none of the desired results.
i was getting no binding to wlan0, which would have put me into business.

i finally stumbled upon a "modprobe prism2_usb prism2_doreset=1" which miraculously got it up and running to my shock

some hidden option had wasted 2-3 hours.

i hate that.

but good luck tho
Old 11-25-2004, 02:16 AM   #3
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I get this same problem, but I'm using SUSE 9.2.


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