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Old 08-05-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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DISCUSSION: Ubuntu Guide To Installing Wireless Cards (CARDS: PCMCIA RT2500 54mbit, Siemens Gigaset 108 USB Adapter).

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Ubuntu Guide To Installing Wireless Cards (CARDS: PCMCIA RT2500 54mbit, Siemens Gigaset 108 USB Adapter).

Hello I wanted to submit a simple how to for installing 2 wirless cards. 1. PCMCIA RT2500 card - used a source for it and compiled it as a module. First I used all with my default kernel on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. Works great. No dubts! Unpack source RT61_Linux_STA_Drv1.0.4.0.tar.gz As root! Any folder. However there are 2 Files for Rt61 - source code and firmware. I dint copy firmware. So it worked without. You can try both. there is a *Configure file. Tryed to execute it it didnt work as it should. $: make So we made a module! (Kernel HEADERS, sources are NEEDED)! Modpost was made.
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I have tried a whole weekend getting this card set up in Fedora 5, also having to get me a 16k stack kernel. Are there people using Ubuntu using this card? What I would like to mention: I only have a Win driverdisc containg the net5523.inf. Do I need the other one too?
Old 08-07-2007, 06:46 AM   #3
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I got my USB Gigaset 108 working after just a few hours. I too, only had that one file ( net5523.inf), the other I found from Google. I am using Ubuntu and I can say that the device works as it should.

Only problem I had was that Ubuntu doesn't download ndiswrapper correctly, I had to do that by hand. First though delete the old one from the system. Instructions are on their web site.
Old 08-07-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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Your title says rt2500, but the discussion revolves around an rt61. Those are two separate chipsets both of which have native Linux drivers. No ndiswrapper required, although I suppose Ubuntu users would not be expected to realize that.

The RT2500 is probably the easiest and best card to set up on Linux with native drivers.
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Are you saying that Ubuntu should support my device out of the box? How can I get it to work without using ndiswrapper?
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:45 AM   #6
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Hi all,
i followed the instructions mentioned in the first link but the Siemens Gigaset 108 USB Adapter does not initialise. See output below.

The only difference is that i used the *.inf files that were provided with my adapter. Is "net5523.inf" a later version? Any other suggestions?

Thanks all for any help!

Result dmesg:
[ 569.529597] ndiswrapper version 1.43 loaded (smp=yes)
[ 569.733976] usb 1-2: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
[ 569.966309] ndiswrapper: driver netwg11t (NETGEAR,01/07/2005, loaded
[ 580.016067] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:199): log: C0001389, count: 4, return_address: d8cf3c6b
[ 580.016095] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:202): code: 0xd11da7c4
[ 580.016107] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:202): code: 0x28
[ 580.016119] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:202): code: 0xd8c49000
[ 580.016131] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:202): code: 0xd8c49000
[ 580.017090] ndiswrapper (miniport_init:271): couldn't initialize device: C0000001
[ 580.017114] ndiswrapper (pnp_start_device:425): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0000001)
[ 580.019745] unregister_netdevice: device eth%d/d11da000 never was registered
[ 580.019776] ndiswrapper (miniport_halt:335): device d11da400 is not initialized - not halting
[ 580.019802] ndiswrapper: device eth%d removed
[ 580.019850] ndiswrapper: probe of 1-2:1.0 failed with error -22
[ 580.019888] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
Old 09-16-2007, 02:05 AM   #7
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Try using version 1.47 of Ndiswrapper, if I remember right, mine didn't work either with 1.43.


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