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Old 12-22-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper - driver present:harware present but no connection

I have an Asus WL-107g which has the RT2500 driver. My ndiswrapper install has gone smoothly and ndiswrapper -l gives :
Installed ndis drivers:
rt2500 driver present, hardware present
so it seems to be working but I am lost as to how to proceed. modprobe ndiswrapper gives no errors. On my other laptop, dhclient wlan0 connects to the network but there are lights on the network card before I do that. My rt2500 has no lights showing - though the "act" lights up on insertion.
What is a man to do??
Thanks in advance.
Old 12-24-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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you'll need to bring up the network, ie.,

ifconfig wlan0 up

you can also try:

iwlist wlan0 scan

to see which, if any, networks your wireless card can "see". The procedure doesn't stop after the modprobe step. Check the Wiki (do a Google for 'ndiswrapper' and it should be the first hit) and follow the instructions step for step and you should have no problems, especially after getting everything installed correctly.

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Old 12-26-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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thanks whjones ---- good points but I started to suspect hardware problems so I added a rt8180 card and, after a reboot, it worked like a dream. Using it now. I have no idea why the reboot was needed but I did one and voila. Here I am.


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