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> Ma111v2 Wifi Card Installation Problem, ndiswrapper used
post Oct 15 2005, 06:10 PM
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Hi there. Still setting up my new Slackware laptop, and need help once more.

I'm trying to get my wireless card, a Netgear MA111v2 USB card, to work, and I can't seem to get it right. I downloaded ndiswrapper and the drivers associated, and I installed the drivers into ndiswrapper... But still nothing. It seems I have no wlan0 device, and I can't figure out how to fix this. Here are some outputs of programs if it'll help:

#>ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
sis162u driver present


Module Size Used by Not tainted
ndiswrapper 150324 0
prism2_usb 67420 0 (unused)
p80211 24352 0 [prism2_usb]


lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


#>iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 No such device


Hope somebody can help.... I'm tired of sitting on the floor by my router! laugh.gif
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post Oct 17 2005, 07:09 PM
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ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 up

Try those two commands, and see if it shows up under iwconfig or ifconfig.

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post Oct 19 2005, 12:15 PM
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Actually, it looks like either you've got the incorrect drivers, or you simply aren't picking up the wireless deice. After `ndiswrapper -l', ndiswrapper will usually return a message letting you know if the drivers are present with the correct hardware. Like:
#>ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
sis162u driver present, hardware present

The hardware not being detected sounds like a more likely issue. First thing: check if your USB controllers are being detected.
#>lspci -v |grep HCI

If so, what version are the controllers? If your wireless device and the controllers are 2 seperate versions, I've had trouble in the past getting 2.0 and 1.1 controllers/devices to work well together. dry.gif
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