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barton 11-28-2004 05:21 PM

GUIDE: Installing Linksys WMP54G with NDISWRAPPER-11
 
This is a guide to configuring a Linksys wireless card (WMP54G) with ndiswrapper. I color coded the important sections. Items in red are the commands entered and the items in blue are the sections from the output. A couple things should be noted. My network settings maybe different then others for example: ESSID, CHANNEL, INFO. I might also be using a different driver then you. My card is 1 of 3 different versions of the WMP54G. I recommend that you use the driver supplied with the hardware downloading it. I tried the newest version, but it did not work. I installed and configured my slackware distribution off a fresh install with version 10.0 cds.

If you use this guide please offer a response. Also please ask questions I am willing to help. If you need and explanation do NOT hessitate to post. Enjoy!

1.
Code:

tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-0.11.tar.gz
2.
Code:

cd ndiswrapper-0.11
3.
Code:

make install
4.
Code:

ndiswrapper -i /mnt/cdrom/Drivers/wmpci54g.inf
5.
Code:

modprobe ndiswrapper
6.
Code:

ndiswrapper -l
Code:


Installed ndis drivers:
wmpci54g        driver present, hardware present
   

7.
Code:

ndiswapper -m
Code:

Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modules.conf
8.
Code:

dhcpcd wlan0
9.
Code:

iwconfig wlan0
Code:


wlan0    IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"linksys"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 00:0F:66:58:7E:A6
          Bit Rate:18Mb/s  Tx-Power:14 dBm
          RTS thr:2347 B  Fragment thr:2346 B
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:94/100  Signal level:-53 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:347  Invalid misc:7753  Missed beacon:0
   

Open /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf
Scroll down until you see this:
Code:

## --------- START SECTION TO REMOVE -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
*)
    INFO="Any ESSID"
    ESSID="any"
    ;;
## ---------- END SECTION TO REMOVE ------------

Edit it to match this:
Code:

## --------- START SECTION TO REMOVE -----------
## Pick up any Access Point, should work on most 802.11 cards
*)
    INFO="linksys"
    ESSID="linksys"
    CHANNEL="6"
    ;;
## ---------- END SECTION TO REMOVE ------------

Save it.

Open /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add this to the end of the file:
Code:

/etc/rc.d/rc.wireless wlan0
/sbin/dhcpcd wlan0

Save it.

You are finished. Now the wireless card will be ready to use everytime you boot up.
Questions or comments, please post.

david_ross 11-29-2004 01:40 PM

Threads like this tend to disappear quite quicky down the list. Why not generalise it and submit as an LA:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php


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