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Old 02-06-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
lovingsanth
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how to install netgear WG111 usb 2.0 wireless adapter in fedora 8. .?


I have Fedora 8 installed on my Desktop recently.I am having a Netgear wireless-G WG111 USB 2.0 adapter as my internet connection.
Please let me know how to set up this driver and make it work.Can you please forward the links of setting up the wireless connection on fedora 8.

I am relatively new to linux, having just switched over from windows, and up until now everything was working great.
However, a computer without internet is just about useless to me.

Does anyone know how I could get this to work?
 
Old 02-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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Search the forums for ' Fedora Ndiswrapper ' as your search strings. Many good well writing post on installing and setting up under Fedora.

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Old 02-06-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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Hello lovingsanth

You will also need to know just which version of the WG111 you have, I am aware of at least three and they all have different chipsets in them. That of course affects the options for setting one up.

I can tell you that I have a version 2 which contains the rtl8187 chipset and which I've got working with ndiswrapper under fedora 8. I've only actually got it to connect to an access point with no encryption on it. I believe it's something to do with Fedoras cutting edge NetworkManager program.

I should say that I can get it to connect encrypted using Sabayon.

The version number should be on the outside. However, if you want to identify the chipset inside, one way is to run the command:

Code:
lsusb
as root. Mine tells me:

Quote:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:6a00 Netgear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)
If you input the ID numbers of yours into a search engine you'll probably come across a reference to which chipset is within it.

You "might" also find some reference in the .inf file of the Windows driver.

Last edited by bbfuller; 02-06-2008 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:13 AM   #4
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thanks for the reply.
i used lsusb command.,.and it shows
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc.

my adapter is WG111v3 and it uses the RTL8187B chipset .

plz ,, help me how to install this in fedora core 8
 
Old 02-07-2008, 03:42 AM   #5
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Hello lovingsanth

Try this howto on ndiswrapper in Fedora:

http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.ph..._drivers_howto

What it does is wrap a linux driver round part of your windows driver. It's not nearly so complicated as it sounds or looks.

The howto of course is talking about one specific type of card/driver and you will have to substitute the .inf and .sys files that you find in your driver package for those in the howto.

Also remember that I said I couldn't get my card using this chipset to connect using WPA.

If you try it I recommend turning off encryption on your access point just while you are experimenting and try the effect of adding it in after you have a connection.

Have a good look at the howto and come back with any questions.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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I believe this is the appropriate forum then for my question. I have gone to the site you'd mentioned (http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.ph..._drivers_howto) just before coming here actually. It is after the part where you are told to copy the drivers (I did understand that I needed to substitute mine for what the site says) but when I try installing as per the site's instructions (ndiswrapper -i netbc564.inf) I am told that the command "ndiswrapper" does not exist. Also, when I try installing following the instructions that come in the ndiswrapper file, (Download the latest version of the ndiswrapper sources from here and extract it with the command tar zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz This will create ndiswrapper-version directory. Change to that directory and run make uninstall make) I am told "# make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/ndiswrapper_drivers/driver'
Makefile:35: *** Cannot find kernel version in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.20-1.3002.fc6-xen-i686, is it configured?. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/ndiswrapper_drivers/driver'"

and those problems are where I've left it at. I've checked everything I could find that was recommended to check and so far, I've essentially managed to do little more than download the right file...

please help.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 06:03 PM   #7
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Hello milesstandish

The usual reason for the message "command "ndiswrapper" does not exist" is that you have not acquired the full root privileges before you issue the command, either that or you have not installed the ndiswrapper program from livna.

If you are trying to install ndiswrapper from the ndiswrapper site then you have misunderstood the instructions in the howto.

That clearly says that you should install the livna repository and then install ndiswrapper using yum. Not try and make it yourself.

When you have installed it properly with yum, and when you acquire the full root privileges then you will be able to proceed.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 03:17 AM   #8
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i am too late to respond.. sorry for that.
i tried installing and loading drivers as per instructions given in the link http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...,installation/


after doing ndiswrapper -i wg111v3.inf
ndiswrapper -l

it shows driver installed
device present

then i tried to load module as per instructions

depmod -a( no error displayed)

then i used this command modprobe ndiswrapper

after light was glowing continuously on the usb device
my system was locked up(no response to keyboard and mouse..)
according to instructions ..it indicates that kernel has crashed..

so is there any solution other than using ndiwrapper...

plz i wanna switch to linux as soon as possible ... now i am using windows for this internet.. i wanna use internet in fedora 8 by loading this usb driver(WG111v3--RTL8187B).

plz..help
 
Old 02-09-2008, 03:35 AM   #9
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Hello lovingsanth

I'm not sure why you tried to compile the drivers yourself from the ndiswrapper site.

The howto I posted gave good instructions on how to install them from Fedora's own repositories and that usually gives you the best chance of getting things going.

If your machine is still locking up, we don't know if it is an incompatibility between the ndiswrapper you have installed and Fedora, or between the actual windows driver you have used and ndiswrapper. Both are possible.

My best suggestion is to uninstall the ndiswrapper you have installed and replace it with one from the Fedora repositories.

That should at least remove one uncertainty.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 10:46 AM   #10
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i followed as per your link..

i dont know about Livna repository.
so, i didnot install livna repository

First I ran make distclean and all went good

I ran make and i it went ok except for the following WARNING

PHP Code:
*** WARNINGThis kernel seems to use 4K stack size option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS); 
many Windows drivers will not work with this option enabled
Disable CONFIG_4KSTACKS optionrecompile and install kernel 
I ran make install

again same warning came.

after modprobing
again my system was locked up(no response to keyboard and mouse..)


i am new to linux.
So,How do i disable (CONFIG_4KSTACKS) option, recompile and install the kernel?
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #11
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Hello lovingsanth

You don't, you uninstall ndiswrapper and reinstall from Livna. It's far the easier of the two courses of action.

That said, I've been experimenting with a Netgear WG111v2 this afternoon with not much luck in Fedora.

Firstly, there are two types of Netgear WG111v2's in circulation.

If you use the command:

Code:
/sbin/lsusb
you should get a result back like:

Code:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:6a00 NetGear, Inc WG111 WiFi (v2)
The important part is the :

Quote:
0846:6a00
That WG111 v2 uses the RTL8187 chipset, however there is a version of the card that returns:

Quote:
0846:4240
and that has a variant of the Prism 54 chipset in it.

I have the first one of the two here and I can tell you that I can get it to connect up to and including WPA encryption using the Sabayon distribution, but I can only get it to connect in Fedora 8 using no encryption at all. That's over three wireless networks.

I can also tell you that the only way I got it to connect at all was by using the driver from the Win98 package in the wg111v2_1_3_0.zip package from the Netgear Site.

There is a link for that driver here:

http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/wg111v2.asp

and it is the version 1.3.0 listed.

Looking on the ndiswrapper site for users of this card presents several tales of woe as well.

Last edited by bbfuller; 02-09-2008 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 06:40 AM   #12
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I have a success with the kernel drive for real RTL8187

before a hundred of posts reads and with trial and error I have success with the kernel drive for rtl8187 with kernel version 2.6.13

the important question is set the rate (with iwconfig,in the file /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-wlan0 or for network config) , in my case rate 11M with my clevo 54_ with AMD sempron and fedora 8.0 X84_64
the other parameter are:
key <your key>
mode Managed
channel <channel for your router>
essid <your essid>
if necessary increase the retry to plus 16

I only have success with Wlan ( internet and Yum) before set the parameter rate to 11M, not auto

Good use for the information
 
  


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