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Re: Still no wireless network on my laptop



On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 20:17 -0400, jludwig wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 August 2005 06:54 pm, Johan Lozano wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 16:33 -0400, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 16 August 2005 11:48, Johan Lozano wrote:
> > > > hi all,
> > > >
> > > > i am trying to install a wireless nic on my acer aspire 5024 wlmi
> > > > without succes.
> > > > is someone succeeded in such an attempt and if so how did you do it?
> > > >
> > > > i tried with the original nic a broadcom 4318 with ndiswrapper and the
> > > > linuxant way. nothing helps.
> > >
> > > I've used Broadcom 4318 on a Dell Latitude laptop (built-in NIC) with
> > > ndiswrapper and it works just fine.
> > > Your last email on saturday shows that ndiswrapper works with your
> > > Broadcome 4318, ie. you can see the wlan0, all you needed to do was
> > > assign an ESSID
> >
> > there is no way to assign an ESSID to this
> > i tried
> > iwconfig wlan0 essid mbnet
> > iwconfig wlan0 essid "mbnet"
> > i tried by the graphical tool
> > i inserted manually in the configuration
> > file /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5/14E4:4318:1468:0312.5.conf
> > i inserted manually in the configuration file
> > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
> > nothing helps
> > no manner to get ESSID assigned
> >
> clip
> 
> if you have ndiswrapper properly installed try
> ndiswrapper -l  # list tje driver and device.
> If you don't see your MS driver and the Wifi card you need to configure 
> properly.
> 
> For posterity;
> 
ok there we go...

> (As root user)
[root mbarwen ~]# cd /root/downloads/80211g
[root mbarwen 80211g]# ndiswrapper -l
No drivers installed

> 1) In the directory with the *.inf file 
> 	nidiswrapper -i
[root mbarwen 80211g]# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
Installing bcmwl5
Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
[root mbarwen 80211g]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5  driver present, hardware present

> 2) scanpci -V  #will give something like 
> pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x0a function 0x00: vendor 0x17fe device 0x2120
> Device unknown
> 
[root mbarwen 80211g]# scanpci

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5950
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x02 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5a34
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x06 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5a38
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x07 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5a39
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x13 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4374
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x13 function 0x01: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4375
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x13 function 0x02: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4373
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4372
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x01: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4376
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x03: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4377
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x04: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4371
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x05: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4370
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x14 function 0x06: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4378
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x00: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1100
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x01: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1101
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x02: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1102
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x18 function 0x03: vendor 0x1022 device 0x1103
 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge

pci bus 0x0001 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5653
 ATI Technologies Inc  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0006 cardnum 0x05 function 0x00: vendor 0x14e4 device 0x4318
 Broadcom Corporation  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0006 cardnum 0x06 function 0x00: vendor 0x104c device 0x8031
 Texas Instruments  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0006 cardnum 0x06 function 0x02: vendor 0x104c device 0x8032
 Texas Instruments  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0006 cardnum 0x06 function 0x03: vendor 0x104c device 0x8033
 Texas Instruments  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0006 cardnum 0x06 function 0x04: vendor 0x104c device 0x8034
 Texas Instruments  Device unknown

pci bus 0x0006 cardnum 0x07 function 0x00: vendor 0x10ec device 0x8169
 Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169
[root mbarwen 80211g]#

*btw i don't see nowhere my d-link nic and yet it is plugged in*

> 3) ndiswrapper -d 17fe:2120 
> # I may have this backwards -- but don't think so  --
> 
[root mbarwen 80211g]# ndiswrapper -d 14e4:4318 bcmwl5
ln: `/etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5/14E4:4318.5.conf': File exists
Driver 'bcmwl5' is used for '14E4:4318'


> 4) ndiswrapper -m # Writes info to modprobe.conf
> 
[root mbarwen 80211g]# ndiswrapper -m
Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.conf


> 5) modprobe ndiswrapper 
> 
[root mbarwen 80211g]# modprobe ndiswrapper
[root mbarwen 80211g]# (no message, no error)


> Try -- iwlist wlan0 scan -- to see if you can see your network.
> 
[root mbarwen 80211g]# iwlist wlan0 scan
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 recommend version 18 of Wireless
Extension,
but has been compiled with version 17, therefore some driver features
may not be available...

wlan0     No scan results
[root mbarwen 80211g]#

> Then you can use system-config-network to set up the Wifi card.
> 
has this sense since the former didn't work properly?
> 
> 

so what do you suggest next?




Johan Lozano
MicroBit, Duffel
E-mail : johan lozano tiscali be

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