Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2007, 12:58 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Rep: Reputation: 31
Drivers for Netgear MA111

I'm running kernel and Slackware 11. I got a new wireless card USB-based device: Netgear MA111 (prism2 chipset, 80211b support). I downloaded linux-wlan-ng-0.2.7 from, compiled and installed it. Then I simply followed the README from linux-wlan-ng-0.2.27:

Added 'alias wlan0 prism2_usb' to /etc/modprobe.conf
Added 'modprobe prism2_usb' to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

When I run 'wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable', I get the following:
wlanctl-ng: No such device

Note: driver modules load just fine on the boot, but I can't bring up wlan0 interface. I tried uncommenting lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf to assign wlan0 and stuff, but still no luck. Here are some stats:

[root@alkos333:/home/me/software/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.7# lsusb
Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 5 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 5 Device 2: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
Bus 2 Device 2: ID 045e:0053 Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 2 Device 3: ID 0846:4230 NetGear, Inc. MA111 WiFi
root@alkos333:/home/me# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
i915                   22016  1 
drm                    71060  2 i915
ohci_hcd               22404  0 
snd_seq_oss            34816  0 
snd_seq_device          9992  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq_midi_event     10240  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                51120  4 snd_seq_oss,snd
snd_pcm_oss            45088  0 
snd_mixer_oss          18944  1 snd_pcm_oss
prism2_usb             74244  0 
p80211                 30988  1 prism2_usb
tun                    12544  0 
ipw3945               188448  1 
snd_hda_intel          20632  0 
snd_hda_codec         165808  1 snd_hda_intel
ieee80211              45800  1 ipw3945
snd_pcm                74244  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd
intel_agp              24860  1 
snd_timer              23044  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ieee80211_crypt         9088  1 ieee80211
agpgart                32328  3 drm,intel_agp
snd_page_alloc         11784  2 snd_hda_intel,s
ehci_hcd               30600  0
Any ideas?

Last edited by alkos333; 01-21-2007 at 08:06 AM.
Old 01-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: uk
Distribution: slackware current
Posts: 768

Rep: Reputation: 63
I'm only going by what I have read by googling, but think you need to examine the device and any associated documents to see what version you have. Apparently there is a MA111v2 with a SiS chip in it. You may need to take it back or try ndiswrapper.

Old 01-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
I remember that when I was installing drivers for it in windows, I had to use v2 drivers because v1 didn't work, so I guess I do have v2. I'm probably going to return it because I need prism2 chipset which supports packet injection.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
netgear MA111 sovine002007 Linux - Software 1 11-14-2005 01:53 PM
Netgear ma111 on suse 9.1 zerogood Linux - Hardware 6 02-05-2005 01:49 PM
Netgear MA111 violetb Linux - Wireless Networking 6 12-07-2004 05:50 PM
New Netgear MA111V2 - same as MA111? homelinux Linux - Wireless Networking 0 08-25-2004 08:36 PM
Netgear MA111 Vill3 Linux - Wireless Networking 0 01-09-2004 01:10 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration