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Old 06-18-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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Linksys WPC54G - Got card to work with ndiswrapper, after reboot....not working


Hi everyone,
Sorry for another WPC54G issue, I read through the previous posts and didn't quite find my exact problem. I was able to install the ndiswrapper correctly and even get my card to work following the instructions found in the ndiswrapper INSTALL file.

The card came up, got an IP address from my wireless router, and even had an entry in my network configuration window. I was having a name resolution problem, so I decided to reboot and see what would happen. The card is no longer recognized, wlan0 cannot be found, and iwconfig shows no wireless capable devices.

lsmod shows that the ndiswrapper is indeed installed. Also very interesting, ndiswrapper -l shows my driver and present, indicating that the card is present. Anyone with any ideas or knowledge of past posts, your help would be greatly appreciated.

If more information is needed, just let me know and I will post.

Thanx
 
Old 06-18-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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Let me know what you find out, if you don't mind? I might try doing it your way.

I went the driverloader way from linuxant, and I can't quite get it to work. I feel like I'm real close, but I'm not quite there.

I've tried posting here a few times, but it seems like when you mention Linksys, all you hear are the crickets chirping.

Jeff
 
Old 06-18-2004, 05:12 PM   #3
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I've got the same card and it's killing me not to be able to connect. I would love to know what you find out or even how you got it working in the first place. I installed ndiswrapper but am utterly clueless about what to do now.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 02:31 AM   #4
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remove the ndiswrapper module with
modprobe -r nsidwrapper

then load it again with

modprobe ndiswrapper

have a look at the last system message with

dmesg

It should have found some device and put out some output.
Also, did you run ndiswrapper -m so it writes an alias for your card into the config of modprobe ?

cheers
bareego
 
Old 06-20-2004, 12:52 PM   #5
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What version of ndiswrapper? I've got 6, I noticed 8 was available but I get errors every time I try to install it. Also, which .inf file did you use?
 
Old 06-24-2004, 12:08 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the posts. I was away on a retreat and could not get to a computer. Anyways I'm back and hopefully I can get this thing working. I will try bareego's suggestion and see what happens. I'll have to come back tomorrow when I have more time to try a few things. I'll post back what version of ndiswrapper I'm using along with the results of bareergo's suggestion. Thanks everyone again, hopefully we can figure this out.

Also, if it works, I will post all the steps I took to set up the card and get it to work reliably.

Cheers.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 11:31 PM   #7
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Hello,
Bareego, I've tried what you suggested and it worked! My card is now identifed when I ifconfig -a as wlan0. I will have to see what I can do to have the card enabled on startup (probably have to change init order) but this is great. I will now move on to finding out how to solve my DNS resolution issues. For the record, the viersion of ndiswrapper I'm using is 0.7 and I installed it from RPMs. I downloaded the ndiswrapper tarball and followed the directions from step 2 found in the INSTALL file that was contained within. That document was all I needed to get the card working (until this issue came up). Hope that helps anyone else trying to figure this card out. I will post again (in a new thread) when I have solved the other problems I have encountered so far.

Cheers.
 
  


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