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Old 12-28-2005, 03:49 PM   #1
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why wlan0 doesnt show up?


hello there and thanks in advance for your help.

i have a HP AMD sempron- broadcom BCM94318 installed. (did a research but no1 has the same problem i have)--- after the drivers install, it only shows the ethernet adapter, not the wireless adapter(wlan0).

i dld the driver files, that includes the .sys files and all others for the adapter.
so this is what i have so far. i'll try to show the results i have so far here.

here is the lspci.

Code:
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5955
0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4318 (rev 02)
0000:02:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8031
0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
here is the ndiswrapper -l

Code:
root@lap:/bro2# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
2802w   driver present
bcmwl5  driver present, hardware present
bcmwl5a.ini     driver present, hardware present
here is the ifconfig -a ------ ps. the ath0 is an external wireless adapter.

Code:
 ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:B5:5C:5B:CE
          inet addr:192.168.2.5  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:287 errors:104 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:104
          TX packets:243 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
          RX bytes:287412 (280.6 KiB)  TX bytes:48549 (47.4 KiB)
          Interrupt:10 Memory:d9140000-d9150000

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:9F:F2:C2:33
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x4000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:400 (400.0 b)  TX bytes:400 (400.0 b)
here is the /boot/grub/menu.lst file if it is needed for any information.

Code:
 title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.11-auditor-10 Default 
root		(hd0,4)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 ro noapic no_timer_check ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us apm=power-off nomce noapm vga=791 pci=assign-busses
initrd		/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.11-auditor-10 
root		(hd0,4)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-auditor-10 root=/dev/hda5 ro ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us apm=power-off nomce noapm vga=791 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.11-auditor-10
savedefault
boot
thanks again.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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Well, it seems to be showing up. At what point is it not working? You have an ip address on the card. Try knocking out eth0 (ifconfig eth0 down) and see if that resolves it.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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ok reason why i say it doesnt work is when i run ifconfig wlan0 it goes
Code:
 root@lap:/bro2# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
the ath0 is one netgear card i have in the pcmcia slot to access the forum.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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When you installed Ndiswrapper, did you follow the instructionson the Ndiswrapper site or use the preinstalled version?

My suggestion is to follow the instructions on the Ndiswrapper site for Debian - those have been tried and tested. And use the drivers on the site too.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 02:23 AM   #5
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i used the preinstalled version of ndiswrapper.

also, i say it doesnt work because i try to run the wlanconfig it shows "fatal error - it was not possible to find any wireless devices.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 08:48 AM   #6
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And just to ask the brutally obvious, did you load the ndiswrapper module with modprobe?

Also, I'm not a big fan of using precompilied ndiswrapper. If you have your kernel sources installed, it is usually a breeze to compile and rolling your own tends to solve a number of problems.
 
  


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