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Old 06-04-2006, 06:19 AM   #1
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Netgear WG111T Mandiva 2006 ??


Hi Everyone,
I've been googling and found many threads on this subject but none with a definitive answer.
Many of this should work with NDISWRAPPER but none with the way to get it to work. I have tried all the suggestions and variations on the theme. I am now at my wits end.
If money were no problem then I'd simply go buy a card that does work, but I'm not in that position.
Can anyone help me with this please?
 
Old 06-04-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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Seems to be only 1 version of your adapter so the driver listed here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#N should work. Follow instructions here "Extracting drivers from EXEs or CAB files"
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...p/Installation once you've unzipped the driver package.
You can then setup new wireless connection using hardrake and it gives you the option of installing windows driver with ndiswrapper - navigate to the folder where you have two sets of .inf and .sys files: athfmwdl and wg111t. Both of these must be installed with their *.inf files and you should be up and running.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 07:49 AM   #3
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thanks for your swift reply.
In Linuc Control Centre there is an entry under Scanner for WG111T and also an entry under the Unknown.
Will this cause a problem?
Also I hve been to the first link you gave but further down for the WG111T bot WG311T but it didn't work.
Mandriva free 2006 uses ndiswrapper-1.2.3mdk... so I tried ndiswrapper-1.16..rpm but it won't install needing GLIBC-2.4 which won' fully download leaving .part on the end od download filename - from 3 different places.

What a nightmare?

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #4
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Didn't quite catch what you mean with the first point - do you have WG111T or WG311T? Try lsusb -v in console and see if you get your chipset id. You dont need to do anything to install ndiswrapper - hardrake automatically does that for you when you set up a new wireless connection using the option "use windows driver with ndiswrapper"
 
Old 06-04-2006, 11:57 AM   #5
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yes I have a WG111T.
lsusb -v does show it but Mandriva lists it iunder Scanners and again in Unknown using LCC.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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Ok have you tried installing the driver - you mentioned something didnt work - what were the error messages? Does lsusb mention your adapter has atheros chipset?

Edit: madwifi might be a better option if it is atheros - wg111t reported as working with those drivers but you will have to search the forums about installing it in Mandiva

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Old 06-04-2006, 03:07 PM   #7
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OK thanks. I got my friend to lend me his Belkin F5D7051 which reportedly works but it doesn't.
ndiswrapper reported it cudn't copy bcmrndis.inf line 144 ndiswrapper-1.16.tar.gz. Followed info on bith the links you kindly gave me.
I give up. I read madwifi doesn't work.
But hey, thanks for your valuable time.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 07:09 PM   #8
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Understand your frustration, luck of the draw sometimes regarding hardware and getting it to work. If you feel like trying something else with your own adapter pclinuxos is mandriva based, very slick, excellent docs and includes madwifi on the livecd - again assuming you do have atheros chipset - http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/Atheros
 
Old 06-05-2006, 12:50 PM   #9
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In the installation ndiswrapper link you gave me there is a bit I might be failing on. Under the Compile and install heading it says to go to the source-directory to do the 'make distclean...' Which source is this talking about? The linux-2.6.12-12mdk or the ndiswrapper-1.16/driver directory?
After the make distclean | make | make install from the ndiswrapper-1.16/driver I go to control centre to make a wlan0 connection but it reports No device supporting bcmrndis ndiswrapper present.lspci
shows nothing but lsusb -v does show Belkin comms Broadcom0x050d 0x7051 on Bus 004 Device 002: ID 050d:7051 Belkin Components
and in /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmrndis are:-
050D:7051.F.conf
1799:7051.F.conf
bcmrndis.inf
rndismpk.sys and
usb8023k.sys
Syslog shows ndiswrapper version 1.16 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)

also ndiswrapper -l shows bcmrndis driver present, hardware present

Am I getting close??

Not sure what to do with PCLinuxOS???
 
Old 06-05-2006, 03:54 PM   #10
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yup very close, just follow the ndiswrapper installation wiki and you should be ok ie depmod -a, modprobe ndiswrapper, check dmesg to see if ndiswrapper has loaded etc..
You do the "make distclean" in the extracted ndiswrapper directory.
Pclinuxos is just another distro - thought you were on the point of giving up on Mandriva but you seem to be very close now.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 04:48 PM   #11
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whew! takes a bit of work but finally getting closer -I hope.
Following is in my syslog after a reboot:-

Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: ndiswrapper version 1.16 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: ndiswrapper: driver bcmrndis (Belkin,12/16/2004, 4.01.20.2) loaded
Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: wlan0: vendor: 'Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G USB Network Adapter'
Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:11:50:c2:c7:f0 using driver bcmrndis, 050D:7051.F.conf
Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: ndiswrapper: probe of 4-5:1.1 failed with error -22
Jun 5 21:01:59 turnbui kernel: usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper


My earlier prob I believe was doing the make distclean etc whilst in /ndiswrapper-1.16/driver - I should have been up one level.

Any ideas on this -22 error code?

Thanks for your time on this. Much appreciated. I have googled on -22 error. Funny thing, USB didn't have any light on UNTIL I enabled the NETGEAR card on the WINXP box to check the network was up, then it lit up the Belkin on the Linux ?? Strange.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:06 PM   #12
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This from the ndiswrapper FAQ
"If you get probe of XXXX:YY.ZZ.A failed with error -22, you may have IRQ problems or it might be a USB driver problem. If you have problems with IRQ assignment the kernel couldn't assign IRQ for the wireless card, you can find out which IRQ ndiswrapper is trying to use and release that IRQ find out which other device is using it with cat /proc/interrupts. You may want to use ACPI and configure BIOS to assign IRQs using ACPI. If it's a USB driver problem there are known issues with high speed USB and ndiswrapper, module under 2.6 is called ehci_hcd, try modprobe --remove ehci_hcd and then reload the ndiswrapper module, that's worked for some people."
Thats all I know on that one.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:12 PM   #13
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Excellent. And a great help - again very much appreciate that. I'll check the FAQ in future. Running b4 walking I believe.
Thanks for your well needed help. I'll post here if I do get it working.
If not, I'll try the NETGEAR agaion now I've got ndiswrapper working the right way.

Cheers
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #14
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No problem but if you do go back to your other card be sure to follow the wiki for uninstalling any files already created for this card - can cause problems if you have old bits lying about.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:42 PM   #15
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Are you talking about ndiswrapper -i /.../bcmrndis ?? or is there more?
 
  


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