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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Wireless with Airlink card and ndiswrapper on laptop Reply with quote

Toshiba satellite A45-S120
my emerge info is here
Wireless not working
lspci
Code:
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet                                Controller (rev 83)
01:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bri                               dge with ZV Support (rev 33)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller:


OR a Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 80 2.11b/g Wireless (rev 03) wireless card.

research shows I need ndiswrapper, followed instructions install went well.
If there is amodule that makes this card work (airlink AWLC3026) please do post.


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Code:
lapcat turtle # modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

Do i need to recompile my kernel for this to work?
I was under that impression but I cant seem to find official gentoo instructions for getting wireless hardware to be recognized by the kernel.

EDIT so I am following the only directions I can find in man ndiswrapper

and here is some more of what I get
Code:
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
mrv8000c        driver present, hardware present
mrv8000c.sys    invalid driver!
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -m
modprobe config already contains alias directive

lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -kernel module
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile        Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d devid driver   Use installed 'driver' for 'devid'
-e driver         Remove 'driver'
-l                List installed drivers
-m                Write configuration for modprobe
-hotplug          (Re)Generate hotplug information


where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -hotplug
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -d mrv8000c
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile        Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d devid driver   Use installed 'driver' for 'devid'
-e driver         Remove 'driver'
-l                List installed drivers
-m                Write configuration for modprobe
-hotplug          (Re)Generate hotplug information


where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -d mrv8000c driver
'MRV8000C' is not a valid device ID
lapcat turtle # lspci
#I edited out non important stuff here.
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 83)
01:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 33)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -d 02:00.0 driver
'02:00.0' is not a valid device ID
lapcat turtle #


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if these help :

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-377578-start-0-postdays-0-postorder-asc-highlight-.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-369024-highlight-.html?sid=9a459230a451474f82792a53c224a84c
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good link thanks!
Quote:
o add the line "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modules.conf. You also have to add configuration directives to either /etc/conf.d/net or /etc/conf.d/wireless - have you done this?

I have "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modules.conf.

I did not add configuration directives to either /etc/conf.d/net or /etc/conf.d/wireless.
How do I do that?

conf.d/net
Code:
iface_eth0="dhcp"
dhcpcd_eth0=""


I do not have a .wireless but I do have a extreemly confusing wireless.example

I have a working eth0.

Code:
lapcat turtle # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.


I recompiled my kernel but cannot install it so I started another topic for thse problems.
I want to use the wireless to work at coffeeshops etc.. so I need to be able to connect to different networks. I have a wireless lan too.
I do not care about encryption or anything fancy
thanks for any ideas.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still reading wpa_supplicant.conf.example and /etc/conf.d/wirelessexample
I dont understand anything they say.

Edit: After 9 months I did eventualy get the AWLC3026 to work. I mostly had to correctly configure kernel and ndiswrapper.
I have not had to edit the above files to get it to work.
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