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Old 03-13-2006, 11:19 PM   #16
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ha yeah, well i just tried suse, but i still got the same error, but ill give the ubuntu live a try and see what happens
 
Old 03-14-2006, 09:51 AM   #17
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I have the same model card (Netgear WG511T) and it worked when I used Open SuSE 10.0
I believe the SuSE GPL kernel will provide the madwifi module, but compiling it yourself should work just as well.
Would have been interesting to see the output of lspci. You really shouldn't be having so much trouble with this well supported Atheros chipset. There is allways the possibility that Netgear have decided to use a different chipset for some reason. But I really hope I am very much mistaken about that.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:49 PM   #18
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You really shouldn't be having so much trouble with this well supported Atheros chipset.
All the research I've done led me to believe it had an Atheros chip also. Reading the information that he had posted on the internet, though, made it look like he had a Broadcom chip. I looked on Netgear's website and noticed quite a few drivers for that card, depending on what version you have. I guess its possible then to have Atheros, Broadcom and maybe even a Prism chip in there somewhere.

Anybody out there have this card with chipset other than Atheros?

Still not sure what all the trouble is. I can guess though.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:25 PM   #19
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i bought one of those hoping it'd work with the madwifi and in further research after not making it work i found that if it is manufactured in tawain it has the atheros chipset if manufacturered in china (as mine was) is has a different chipset. personally i just bought a generic atheros wireless card and it works great with all distros i've tried it with now.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 08:32 PM   #20
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truoc444 which wireless card did you purchase?
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:23 PM   #21
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i bought the netgear WG511T but i got the one manufactured in china.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:46 PM   #22
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this is just weird then, i just found a sticker on my box and its says:
total 802.11
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atheros
 
Old 03-16-2006, 08:47 AM   #23
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At first we thought you had an Atheros chipset, but you couldn't get it to work. You linked to information you had posted on another website, that said you had the Broadcom chipset: 14e4:4318. Now you are posting that you do have the Atheros chipset?

How about posting lspci from the computer you are using, with the card you want to use connected.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 11:20 AM   #24
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no u dont understand, this has been the same card and same computer throughout the entire process, i have never changed either, but i did do the lspci and this is my result:

[root@x-ceptional ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a3f
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 81)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 80)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SB400 - AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
05:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
 
Old 03-16-2006, 11:40 AM   #25
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05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
That looks like your wireless card to me. Once again drivers here:

http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/

Or if you choose to use ndiswrapper I found this on ndiswrapper wiki:

Card: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) in HP COMPAQ V2415LA with Debian sid, ndiswrapper 1.5

* pciid: 14e4:4318
* Driver: bcmwl5.inf, BCMWL5.SYS, from
* [ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp30001-30500/SP30379.exe]

Look like a match to me. Also see if there is a package for you specific distribution. Maybe that will help you install.

Once you get the driver(s)installed, the configuration is pretty easy.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 11:12 PM   #26
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alright well i've to install the rpm madwifi drivers, with no luck, i would try to install madwifi-0.9.6.0-20.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm and it would say i needed madwifi-kmdl-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5xen0-0.9.6.0-20.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm and when i tried to install that it would say i needed madwifi-hal-kmdl-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5xen0-0.9.6.0-20.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm and when i tried to install that it said i need madwifi-kmdl-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5xen0-0.9.6.0-20.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm this again, i then tried to install the drivers from the bcm43xx site and i got this error:
[root@localhost bcm43xx-standalone-060320]# make
make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build CFLAGS_MODULE="-DCONFIG_BCM43XX=1 -DCONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA=1 -DCONFIG_BCM43XX_PIO=1 -DCONFIG_BCM43XX_DEBUG=1" SUBDIRS=`pwd`/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx CONFIG_BCM43XX=m CONFIG_BCM43XX_DEBUG=y CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA=y CONFIG_BCM43XX_PIO=y CC="gcc" modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2

and then when i tried ndiswrapper i got this error:

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.10]# make install
make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/redbeard/Desktop/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.10/driver'
Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build;
give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/redbeard/Desktop/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.10/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2

which looks similar to the error above
 
Old 03-21-2006, 06:04 AM   #27
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Are the sources of the kernel you are using installed?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 09:10 AM   #28
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Yes, that seems to be the problem with both the bcm43xx drivers and ndiswrapper. See post #12 in this thread.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 02:15 PM   #29
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well i mean i just installed FC5, so i would assume that the sources are installed, but i'll install them just to be safe, if someone wouldn't mind posting a link, or instructions on how to do this
 
Old 03-23-2006, 04:18 PM   #30
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i loaded Suse 10 on my computer, and traded my netgear card out for a D-Link DWL-G630, and used madwifi drivers, and now it works fine
 
  


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