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Old 01-19-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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SWC2862w-g usb card..... no interface with ndiswrapper


I installed the ndiswrapper and the driver for my swc2862w-g usb wirelss card, following the instructions on the site. when i do ndiswrapper -l i get

Code:
bash-3.00# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
2862w   driver present, hardware present 
bash-3.00#


however, when i do iwconfig, there is no wireless capable device

Code:
bash-3.00# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

bash-3.00#

i have wireless extensions compiled into the kernel, but no drivers, though some are modules,

is there something i'm missing? as i cannot seem to configure wireless network if iwconfig does not recognize a wireless interface?

This may seem rather stupid, but few quick googles revealed nothing.


Any help much appreciated, thanks

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Old 01-20-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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One of the steps in the installation process is adding a line to your /etc/modprobe.conf file that says alias wlan0 ndiswrapper. In theory the ndiswrapper -m command does this, but it doesn't always work. So unless you know one of the devices in your iwconfig list is definitely your wireless card, you may be missing this.
 
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Your post also has no mention of a modprobe. Did you /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper after installing the driver?
 
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Your post also has no mention of a modprobe. Did you /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper after installing the driver?
yes





However after closer look at the site, i found out that the chipid is different,

i have ndiswrapper installed for 2.6.10, i'm currently on 2.4.26 while i check something, but i changed to using the driver off the cd, instead of off the web (link for my model no. from the ndiswrapper site)


i think this should work this time, i will update if it doesn't


thanks for the suggestions -0-

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