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Old 02-15-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper freezing when conencting

I'm currently having some problems with ndiswrapper, everything works perfectly. That is, until I try connecting it to my network.

It originally froze when running modprobe ndiswrapper, but I fixed that problem with this guide:

I haven't gotten any errors, my kernel is the default that comes with Slackware 11. I can't paste any output from commands in the terminal, because Slackware is on another partition on this computer and I don't have any possibility for plugging my computer into the network with ethernet.

But, if you have any suggestion, or ideas on what too look for when running certain commands then I can do that.

My network card is a D-Link DWL G510. Windows reports it as revision C, but Slackware tells me it is revision B. I'm using the WinXP drivers from the install disk it came with, and running ndiswrapper-1.33 it has been compiled for the linux kernel.
Old 02-16-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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So it no longer freezes?

When you say it works until you try to connect, finish that thought - what goes wrong at that point? What errors?

What commands are you using to connect? What security, if any, is in use on your router?

To save command or error info for posting from Windows, there are a couple of easy options. Copy them to a file and move to a USB drive, or create a FAT32 partition for easy writing from either O/S.
Old 02-17-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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It still freezes. But I've given up and taken that hard drive space back. I've spent way too long downloading things, and wasting time trying to get it to work.

I never got any errors, I might of seen some but I never got around too checking a log file. I tried connecting with KDEs wifi manager mainly. But, it would only pick up my network if I manually scanned in a terminal window though.

I wasn't using any security on the wireless signal, because I live where no one else would be able to pick it up, unless they were on my front veranda.


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