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Old 03-31-2006, 09:36 AM   #31
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Linksys WMP54G w/ ndiswrapper

I use Fedora Core 4
Linux v. 2.6.11
Linksys WMP54G
Dlink router WBR-2310

found that ndiswrapper loaded fine; (only with kernel source files present on my system!); however kernel crashes during connection phase.
I upgraded kernel to 2.6.16 (yum kernel update), now I can connect with fewer crashes; however, sometimes I cannot resolve host name... I can ping/traceroute any IP I want, but cannot resolve the host name for the IP. <Update... Fixed by boosting signal from dlink router... still have kernel crashes/freeze... answer?>
gives great installation instructions for the ndiswrapper (step by step)...

As per the "cannot resolve hostname" problem... I still don't have a perfect answer, but hopefully what i have done will do the trick?

pps. Make sure your kernel is compiled with SMP=disable and PREEMPT= disable (some FC dist's are enabled by default)

Last edited by Digitomic; 04-02-2006 at 07:48 PM.
Old 04-05-2006, 11:21 PM   #32
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ok Still Crashing... Hope to get this off quickly...
I created a small perl script that allows me to see my router much more quickly than wifimanager and found that I only freeze when my dlink is lost, and I have to reconnect.. iwconfig reports off/any... any suggestions?
Old 03-08-2007, 09:25 PM   #33
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Linksys driver

I'm an extreme "newbie" when it comes to things like this, so please be kind. I've got a Linksys WPC54G wireless PCMCIA card, and the CD it came with. I cannot, however find any file with an inf extension. Silly question, but could it be buried somewhere inside a .CAB file? If anyone has a driver for this particular card that I can use for this project, I'd really appreciate it if they'd send me a copy or let me know where I can get one.
Old 05-02-2007, 08:24 PM   #34
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Without sounding like I did not read the whole thread, is this the same for installing a wirels card by ZyXEL (G-102,PCMCIA for laptop to be exact)?
Old 06-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #35
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Thanks, this worked great on SuSE Professional 10.0.
Old 12-22-2007, 06:46 PM   #36
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Question Not sure wat to do.

Hi i am new to linux os and i am trying to get my wmp54g wireless pci adaptor to work.Iam using kubuntu distro, not sure were to enter the code and how, please help!
Old 03-21-2008, 01:22 PM   #37
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(Slackware) Instaling Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11

O.K. - first, I'm a real newby to LINUX - haven't touched any flavor of UNIX in almost 20 years...


I have a 750MHz COMPAQ Ath. computer with 192MB RAM that rather than throw away, I thought I'd learn a little about LINUX on - so I disgarded MS Windows XP and loaded it with RED HAT LINUX 7.2... that much is working. The computer was on my wireless network and has a LINKSYS WMP54G wireless network card.


I found barton's post from 2004-11-30 on Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11 but I can't make it work...

1. I know that my O.S. is OLD... but with limited memory, the newer LINUX versions won't run. What version of NDISWRAPPER do I need? I believe my Kernal is version 2.4.7-10

2. What directory should I be in when executing
tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-version-.tar.gz ?

3. When I run "make install" a screen full of errors results, so I can't ever get to step four of the reference article.

Thanks in advance for the assist!


Old 04-07-2008, 04:37 PM   #38
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Not quite working

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to start my Linksys still I have WMP54GS. I got Ndiswrapper working and -l shows the driver but not the hardware. then when I get to step 9 and type iwconfig wlan0 I get device not found.
if I just do iwconfig I get this:

lo No wireless connection
eth0 No wireless connection
eth1 No wireless connection

eth2 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSIDff/any Nickname "Home"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Invalid
RTS thrff B Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0/100 Signal level:-256 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Anyone still checking this thread who can help?

Old 01-25-2009, 08:38 PM   #39
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Question T22 & WPC54G ver 2 & ubuntu 8.10 issues

I have been running ubuntu 8.04 for several months and using my linksys card with success. I upgraded to ubuntu 8.10 and now I can't get the wifi to work!!! Arrggggg!!!! Also 8.10 doesn't seem to work as well as 8.04 did.
Old 12-03-2009, 01:54 PM   #40
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Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11


I'm wondering:

1. Will this guide work with OpenSuse?
2. where do i get ndiswrapper-0.11.tar.gz?
3. Is (tar -zxvf) the way to install the software pkg? and
4. Is configuring a broadcom 108.11 g wireless adapter is similar?

Thanx for the walk trough. I'll try it as soon as I get home.
Old 09-03-2011, 08:12 PM   #41
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Wow. THE Most helpful tutorial on the World Wide Web. Thank you so much.
Old 10-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #42
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Hey this seem will use in a virtual enviorment? I hhave some Fed-16 VMs I will be practicing on.

Last edited by kew51; 10-16-2012 at 07:49 PM.
Old 02-01-2016, 02:02 AM   #43
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Question (Slackware) Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11

will the above following method work for CENT OS 6 too?


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