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Old 01-11-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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Topcom 3054 (Atheros) on Debian Etch with 2.6.15

I am desperately trying to make my wifi pcmcia card to work with debian testing and a 2.6.15 vanilla kernel (compiled with all possible wireless networking options).
over the past months i happily ejoyed wireless connection with ubuntu breezy, but now that i switched to debian i just don't get it.
the card is a Topcom Skyracer Pro 3054 with an Atheros chipset and is detected by the os:
0000:07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
i tried the obvious
apt-get install ndiswrapper-source ndiswrapper-utils
and installed the windows INF file and everything went fine.
if i query ndiswrapper it says the driver is correctly installed and the hardware is there.

the problem is that the module won't load (and isn't even in /lib/modules/2.6.15/misc/).
modprobe ndiswrapper
will return the fatal error.
i also tried to install it with
module-assistant auto-install ndiswrapper
but that didn't work either.

any clues?
Old 01-11-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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I don't own that particular card myself, and I've never used ndiswrapper either, but I think the chipset in your card is supported by the madwifi project.


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