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Old 02-16-2006, 04:48 PM   #16
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Thanks for the tip, I don't mean to sound lazy, but you could point out the steps involved (dual boot system, killing me time wise to swap between systems to try this). I've downloaded that and installed it, is it these files I need to take over:

rt2500usb.sys
rt2500usb.inf

Should it just be a case of doing after i install the rt2500.inf (do I need the sys file?):
ndiswrapper -d wlan-bus-usb rt2500usb

Sorry for the baby steps, but it has been frustrating. Thanks for your help
 
Old 02-16-2006, 04:51 PM   #17
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When I compile the package, the ndiswrapper.ko doesn't appear
 
Old 02-16-2006, 05:15 PM   #18
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You shouldn't need to compile anything...

Here is my suggestion:
Clean out everything you've done so far.
There are instructions how to manually uninstall here:
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m....php/Uninstall

If you go here:
http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...rapperinfo.php
there is a great HowTo to install ndiswrapper on Suse10.

When you have everything cleaned up, install ndiswrapper through "Software Management" in YAST. Then follow the HowTo. You will need the rt2500usb.inf and rt2500usb.sys files in a directory for the install, as in:
ndiswrapper -i <path-to-file>/rt2500usb.inf

You should be able to do everything else through YAST to set up the wireless interface.

I haven't done this myself for a while so I am a little fuzzy on the details, but if you are still having problems, I can walk through it on my own hardware and give you a blow-by-blow account...

By the way, the reason that ndiswrapper.ko "doesn't appear" is probably because it is in a directory called "misc" or something similar, and not in the standard drivers directory. Like I said, it's been a while and I'm on a Windoze machine here so I can't go and look.

Last edited by tskears; 02-16-2006 at 05:19 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 05:16 PM   #19
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Here's what I would do:

First, make a copy of the rt2500usb.inf and .sys files to take into linux.

Boot linux, and first remove the installed driver from the command line with
Code:
ndiswrapper -e rt73
Then navigate to the directory you installed ndiswrapper from and type
Code:
make uninstall
twice or so, to get ndiswrapper removed.

Then, I would delete that ndiswrapper folder and download a fresh ndiswrapper source file from sourceforge.net as you did before.

Once you get it downloaded, copy your rt2500usb.inf and .sys files to your desktop.

Then, from the command line, navigate to the freshly downloaded ndiswrapper directory.

First type
Code:
make distclean
, then
Code:
make
, and
Code:
make install
(note: the "make install" step should be done as root. Also note that in the "make install" step, you should be able to read in the lines of code something like install -m ndiswrapper.ko /lib/modules/kernel-version/blah blah blah directory. This way you know the ndiswrapper.ko file is now there.

Then, install the driver by navingating to the desktop from the command line (cd /home/user/Desktop)and install the correct driver with
Code:
ndiswrapper -i rt2500usb.inf
, if all checks out with
Code:
ndiswrapper -l
then, simply type
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
.

If it doesn't freeze or give an error, you're good to go. Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 05:18 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by collern2
Thanks for the tip, I don't mean to sound lazy, but you could point out the steps involved (dual boot system, killing me time wise to swap between systems to try this). I've downloaded that and installed it, is it these files I need to take over:

rt2500usb.sys
rt2500usb.inf

Should it just be a case of doing after i install the rt2500.inf (do I need the sys file?):
ndiswrapper -d wlan-bus-usb rt2500usb

Sorry for the baby steps, but it has been frustrating. Thanks for your help
You do need the .sys file, that's the actual driver and the .inf is just a text file with settings for it to install. It wouldn't hurt to copy everything from the directory/folder where the .sys and .inf are though.

If you compiled ndiswrapper and it isn't found by modprobe, make sure that you actually did the install step at the end of the compile process (usually 'make install') and then try to run 'modprobe ndiswrapper' again.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 07:12 PM   #21
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I did all of that (uninstall and install) and it seemed to go perfectly. However, when I run
modprobe ndiswrapper, it just stalls
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:51 PM   #22
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Do you have the windows install cd for the usb device? It says on the supported card list http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B that the driver for you card will work fine off of the cd. Where did you get your driver? Usually a freeze on the modprobe step means try another version of the driver or download it from somewhere else. (bad driver) Almost there.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 11:12 PM   #23
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Did you try configuring the card? Mine will say hardware present, driver present, but still not show wireless extensions until I iwconfig it.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 03:43 AM   #24
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But I thought the correct driver for the Belkin Wireless G USB network adapter (F5D7050)were:
rt2500usb.sys
rt2500usb.inf

and not the two that come on the installation cd:
rt73.inf
rt73.sys
 
Old 02-17-2006, 10:07 AM   #25
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Yeah, it reads ambiguously, but since it uses the RT2500 chipset, use the rt2500usb.inf and .sys files. I found this a minute ago:

Linux

You need to install ndiswrapper. I installed mine with apt-get. Use it with the files rt2500usb.inf and rt2500usb.sys from the drivers directory on the CD. I have to boot with it unplugged and plug it in later so that hotplug will find it. Sometimes the command modprobe ndiswrapper is required before it will show up in ifconfig. Refer to the ndiswrapper installation wiki for details.

It comes from here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/apfrod/works

So, just remove the rt2500usb driver with "ndiswrapper -e rt2500usb" and try to get the one off of the Windows cd that is named rt2500usb.inf and .sys from one of the subfolders and install it and see if modprobe ndiswrapper goes okay.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 10:41 AM   #26
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FYI at this point, your ndiswrapper installation seems to be working, so I wouldn't do anything to change it. Now just concentrate on getting the right Windows driver. My golden rule is if it worked for someone else try that first and the list (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B) that Agentvenom linked to earlier is the best place to find out which Windows driver is known to work. Barring that working, you can try drivers that came on the CD with the card or that can be downloaded from the card's website.

NDIS: Network Driver Interfaced Specification aka Windows' "network stack" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NDIS)
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:34 AM   #27
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Any time I run the command:

modprobe ndiswrapper

The terminal freezes, when I pull out the dongle (usb adapter), control comes back to the terminal. I've tried this with both the:

rt2500usb.sys
rt2500usb.inf

rt73.inf
rt73.sys

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:49 AM   #28
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Im totaly having problem , u went further then me lol im dying lol .
 
Old 02-20-2006, 11:15 AM   #29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darin
...http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B that Agentvenom linked to earlier is the best place to find out which Windows driver is known to work. Barring that working, you can try drivers that came on the CD with the card or that can be downloaded from the card's website...
Have you tried all of these sources for drivers? Download the drivers for your card from that list, pull the ones off the CD that came with the adapter and download the newest ones available on their website. After extracting all of these drivers into your linux directory tree somewhere, try ndiswrapper with each of them:
Code:
ndiswrapper -i /pathto/your/drivers/inf
modprobe ndiswrapper
(if it doesn't work:)
ndiswrapper -e that_driver
ndiswrapper -i /pathto/your/other/drivers/inf
modprobe ndiswrapper
...
 
Old 02-20-2006, 07:07 PM   #30
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Well, I went onto Belkin's website and downloaded Versions 1, 2 and 3 of the software for F5D7050. The first set of drivers were invalid, but the second and third sets:

V2:
rt2500usb.inf
rt2500usb.sys

V3:
rt73.inf
rt73.sys

both seemed to install correctly (by this, I got no invalvid driver). When I ran modprobe ndiswrapper, it didn't stall on either of these (V2+V3). But it also gave me no output. Any ideas?
 
  


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