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Old 10-17-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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Don't know how to set up WG111 usb wireless on mandriva 2006

I have just installed Manddriva 2006, everything seemed to recognize fine but for some reason I can't get my netgear wg111 wireless usb adapter to work correctly. If I go into the computer setup, and look at my hardware, I see the adapter under other devices, but it won't list it in the network devices. I tried to install the driver by using the network setup and then I told it to install a windows driver using ndiswrapper, but it didn't seem to work correctly. I just don't know what to do or how to go about trouble shooting this. I am very much a newbie, Thanks for your help.
Old 09-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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Did you figure out how to get it working?

I'm having trouble installing it myself. My setup is as follows:

HP pavilion ze4300 laptop
Mandiva 2006
Netgear WG111T Wireless USB Adator

I tried installing the drivers using ndiswrapper via the control center, but it kept on saying there's no device available.

So, I opened up my root terminal window, and started doing it from there.
Below is what I got sofar:


[root@Legolas ~]# ndiswrapper -l
No drivers installed
[root@Legolas ~]# cd /home/rudi/Download/WG111T_GR\ V1.2/
[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# ll
total 2556
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 143216 Dec 16 2004 ar55239x.bin
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 143256 Jan 4 2005 ar5523.bin
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 0 Oct 7 2004
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 186496 Dec 16 2004 athfmw9x.sys
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 1654 Jan 7 2005 athfmwdl.inf
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 43392 Oct 15 2004 athfmwdl.sys
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 1482752 Feb 3 2005 autorun.exe
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 49 Sep 3 2004 autorun.inf
dr-xr-xr-x 3 rudi rudi 4096 Jun 21 2005 Doc/
dr-xr-xr-x 2 rudi rudi 4096 Jun 21 2005 ndis5/
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 0 Oct 7 2004
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 10236 Jan 7 2005 netwg11t.inf
dr-xr-xr-x 2 rudi rudi 4096 Jun 21 2005 Utility/
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 267776 Jan 7 2005 wg111t9x.sys
-r--r--r-- 1 rudi rudi 286720 Jan 7 2005 wg11tnd5.sys

[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# ndiswrapper -i athfmwdl.inf
Installing athfmwdl

[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# ndiswrapper -i netwg11t.inf
Installing netwg11t

[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# modprobe ndiswrapper

[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# lsmod | grep ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper 163956 0
usbcore 108348 7 ndiswrapper,usblp,hci_usb,usbmouse,usbhid,ohci_hcd

running dmesg, I get this:

Oops: 0000 [#4]
Modules linked in: ndiswrapper lp parport_pc ppdev parport usblp nls_iso8859_1 udf sg scsi_mod cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_conservative cpufreq_powersave powernow_k7 freq_table nfsd exportfs lockd nfs_acl sunrpc raw radeon drm md5 ipv6 snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_seq_device snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_ali5451 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm snd_timer snd_page_alloc snd soundcore natsemi af_packet pcmcia yenta_socket rsrc_nonstatic pcmcia_core video thermal tc1100_wmi processor fan container button battery ac eth1394 ide_cd ohci1394 ieee1394 loop hci_usb bluetooth usbmouse usbhid ati_agp agpgart nvram joydev tsdev ohci_hcd usbcore evdev ext3 jbd
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<e533c7d2>] Not tainted VLI
EFLAGS: 00010246 (2.6.12-12mdk)
EIP is at unload_ndis_driver+0x62/0xf0 [ndiswrapper]
eax: 00010101 ebx: c44a1ae0 ecx: 00000000 edx: c44a1ae0
esi: cb8a800c edi: 00000001 ebp: c6875ef0 esp: c6875edc
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process loadndisdriver (pid: 10171, threadinfo=c6874000 task=e37ebac0)
Stack: cb8a81a0 c44a1ae0 c44a1ae0 e55fb000 00000001 c6875f20 e533ccc5 cb8a800c
e55fb000 00000001 c6875f10 00040004 e53542ce cb8a800c 00000000 e55fb000
00000000 c6875f48 e533d4ca e55fb000 b7df7008 000301b4 450ab924 00000000
Call Trace:
[<c0103e9b>] show_stack+0xab/0xf0
[<c010406c>] show_registers+0x16c/0x200
[<c0104278>] die+0xc8/0x150
[<c0116fe1>] do_page_fault+0x261/0x781
[<c0103ab3>] error_code+0x4f/0x54
[<e533ccc5>] load_ndis_driver+0x135/0x260 [ndiswrapper]
[<e533d4ca>] wrapper_ioctl+0xda/0xe0 [ndiswrapper]
[<c01cac8f>] do_ioctl+0x7f/0x90
[<c01cae0f>] vfs_ioctl+0x5f/0x1e0
[<c01cafd1>] sys_ioctl+0x41/0x70
[<c0102faf>] sysenter_past_esp+0x54/0x75
Code: 00 47 83 c3 38 39 fa 77 e0 8b 8e 74 02 00 00 85 c9 7f 65 8b 86 78 02 00 00 85 c0 74 08 89 04 24 e8 a4 21 e6 da 8b 55 f0 8b 42 04 <8b> 40 0c 89 04 24 e8 13 e7 00 00 8b 45 f0 83 c0 1c 83 ec 04 89
<3>ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper_load_driver:93): loadndiswrapper failed (11); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper
usbcore: deregistering driver ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:ZwReadFile
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:ZwQueryInformationFile
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:ZwCreateFile
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:IoSetDeviceInterfaceState
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:PoSetPowerState
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:PoRequestPowerIrp
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:IoBuildPartialMdl
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:IoRegisterDeviceInterface
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:KeInsertQueueDpc
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:KeRemoveQueueDpc
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: WMILIB.SYS:WmiSystemControl
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: WMILIB.SYS:WmiCompleteRequest
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:520): unable to prepare driver 'athfmwdl'
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 0001010d
printing eip:
*pde = 06f44001
What exactly does that mean?
Old 09-18-2006, 08:09 AM   #3
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I just don't know what to do or how to go about trouble shooting this
strictly do
- delete /etc/ndiswrapper files and directory
- Take exactly the same driver as listed per wiki of ndiswrapper
(or else try with inf file supplied by manufacturer)
- Install from source and compile the latest version of ndiswrapper
(read the readme about removing any previous version)
if this does not work downgrade to known working version
- proceed with
[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# ndiswrapper -i athfmwdl.inf
[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# ndiswrapper -i netwg11t.inf
you should need only 1 of these
# ndiswrapper -l
ndiswrapper -m
[root@Legolas WG111T_GR V1.2]# modprobe ndiswrapper
then test network, configure interface, WEP, route etc

A piece of advice, run in a separate terminal
tail -f /var/log/syslog

That should get you going


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