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Old 08-28-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
frogger01
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ndiswrapper issuses with modprobe


ok, so i'm running mandrake 10.0 and i have installed ndiswrapper 0.9 from source. it works fine, and i dont think that the issue is with that. these are the steps that i take, and the output:

su -

make install
ndiswrapper -i /home/me/bcmwl5.inf
ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 hardware present
modprobe ndiswrapper

here's where i have problems. when i used ndiswrapper before, after this step i would do some iwconfigfu. but when i do something like iwconfig wlan0 ESSID I_hate_windows then ti tells me that there is no such device as wlan0. so i'm thinking that the modprobe ndiswrapper command is getting screwed up for some reason. when i do a dmesg, it doesnt tell me that the driver was loaded... is there a line in the modprobe.conf that i can manually add or something?

ideas? suggestions?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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The line you are looking for is alias wlan0 ndiswrapper and it should be added by the ndiswrapper -m command. However, you can always open your modprobe.conf file in a text editor and add it yourself.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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I did the ndiswrapper -m and the line is in my .conf, but here is the output to iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Any ideas????

-- kid
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:59 PM   #4
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do you have iwconfig (from wireless tools) installed, it is not installed by default. I had this same problem. also if you type ifconifg is the wlan0 listed. try the command ifconfig wlan0 up to bring up the wireless device

look at my post for additional information that my help, it helped me

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...37#post1151237
 
Old 09-03-2004, 09:50 AM   #5
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Yes I do have iwconfig.

I'm using Fedora Core 2 and part of the problem is 4k stack size of the FC kernel. I got a 16k stack kernel from linuxant and was able to modprbe my wlan0. Now when I do ifup wlan0 I get the msg
... Could not determing IP, check cable. (What cable, is wireless )

I think I'm setting the essid weong or something. Any ideas?

-- kid
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:13 PM   #6
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copy and paste the output from IFCONFIG and IWCONFIG
what xp driver are you using?

you can set the essid by typing
iwconfig wlan0 essid <your essid>

you can set the security key by typing
iwconfig wlan0 key <your key>

I permanently set my settings in:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0

use your favorite editor to edit this file

also check and make sure that you have the DHCP client installed and starting up on startup. Does the network card work?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:06 PM   #7
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Everything works now. I hade the essid name wrong

Yes I too included evething on my /networking-scrp/... That is the only way I found to use the graphical tools.

Thank you guys
-- kid
 
  


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