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brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 10:52 AM

wireless-tools package?
i cant get ndiswrapper to compile, no matter what i do. so i decided to try loadndis from linuxant, even though its a 30 day free trial, it says i need wireless-tools, where can i find that?

jtshaw 01-21-2004 11:10 AM

What distribution do you use for linux? Most distributions will provide a wireless-tools package that probably was just not installed by default because you didn't have a wireless card enabled when you installed linux.

2Gnu 01-21-2004 11:12 AM

It should be on your install CDs. What distro?

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 11:12 AM

i use slack9.1 how do i enable my card, cause i thought since my card isnt for linux i wouldnt have to enable it, maybe thats why ndiswrapper is telling me i dont have a 802.11b card... i just didnt know that i could enable a card that isnt for my system

jtshaw 01-21-2004 11:35 AM

What wireless card do you have?

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 11:41 AM

linksys wmp11 2.0

2Gnu 01-21-2004 12:01 PM

I thought that the version 2 was a Prism card.

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 12:02 PM

well its driver is updated to 2.7

i was under the impression its a broadcom card

2Gnu 01-21-2004 12:08 PM

Some versions of that card are Broadcom. What do you mean when you say that the driver is updated to 2.7? What version, if any, is on the label of the card? What's the output of lspci?

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 12:46 PM

it doesnt say on the chip, i cant even see the chip, because of the big metal thingie on the card... when i update the driver its 2.7.... whats lspci

when ndiswrapper uses that command it comes up nothing

2Gnu 01-21-2004 01:21 PM

1. Is there not a label on the card itself or the box that says "WMP-11 v2" or something similar? If it says WMP-11 and no version, there's a good chance that it's a v1 unless you got it recently and it has a Cisco logo on it.

2. What driver is 2.7? Windows? I'm still missing your point on that one.

3. lspci is a command that you type as root which will list (ls) the devices on the PCI bus. It can read firmware tags, electronic labels if you will, for devices even if they are not yet 'installed' and working under Linux.

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 02:12 PM

the card is v2... says on the box...

the drivers for the card are version 2.7, for windows, but i need the windows drivers for linux... because im trying to run it with ndiswrapper, and loaddriver from LinuxAnt, i cant get either to work..

sorry its hard having to go back and forth from my linux to windows especially when xp boots sooooooo slow

2Gnu 01-21-2004 02:36 PM

If you have a version 2, it's Prism and you can stop dinking around with the Linuxant stuff.
modprobe orinoco_pci and see what happens.
Make sure you have the wireless tools installed. You'll need them and I don't see where you confirmed installing.

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 02:50 PM

modprobe has to run as root correct? (yea i installed them)

brandonloserkid 01-21-2004 03:04 PM

here what i got for modprobe orinoco_pci

/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinco_pci.o.gz init_module: no such device

/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinco_pci.o.gz Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters

/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinco_pci.o.gz insmod failed

/lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinco_pci.o.gz insmod orinoco_pci failed

here what i got for lspci:

02:0a.0 ethernet controller : unknown device 17fe:2120

^^ thats the only one resembling what could be my card

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