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Hello, everyone. I am on OpenSUSE 10.0, and currently unsuccessful in my attempts to configure my wireless network with the Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter. Without my wireless network, there is ...
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    Ndiswrapper, SUSE, and Wireless Woes


    Hello, everyone.

    I am on OpenSUSE 10.0, and currently unsuccessful in my attempts to configure my wireless network with the Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter. Without my wireless network, there is no internet connection (I am posting from Windows partition right now). I seem to have configured the network correctly using YaST2, and it seemed to work - that is, the YaST configuration gave no errors.

    However, when I do iwconfig, there is no wlan0. This is surprising. I used ndiswrapper (hardware and drivers are present) as the module name in YaST2, but a quick dmesg | grep ndiswrapper gives an error message which states that the ndiswrapper, though configured, is not working. So I ditched ndiswrapper.

    On the OpenSUSE wiki, it states that my network card works with YaST2.

    So I decided to look at the prism drivers. In YaST2, it is an option to use prism2_usb as a driver. I tried this, the configuration again returned no errors, but the internet connection was still not there. Am I supposed to use rt2x00 drivers?

    I ran rcsmpppd, and found out that smpppd was running, so that cannot be the problem. However, a manual execution of KInternet (the last step in YaST's configuration) yielded a dialog box chock-full of errors.


    I am sure that I entered all network information possible into the YaST configuration - I can't be missing anything of the sort. I'm thinking it's a driver issue.

    I got it to work on my Ubuntu partition, using ndiswrapper and the same driver...

    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # ndiswrapper -i WUSB54G.inf
    Installing wusb54g
    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # ndiswrapper -l
    Installed ndis drivers:
    wusb54g driver present, hardware present
    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # modprobe ndiswrapper
    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # dmesg
    p80211: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
    prism2_usb: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
    prism2usb_init: prism2_usb.o: 0.2.2 Loaded
    prism2usb_init: dev_info is: prism2_usb
    usbcore: registered new driver prism2_usb
    eth0: link down
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    usbcore: deregistering driver prism2_usb
    prism2_usb.o: 0.2.2 Unloaded
    p80211.o: 0.2.2 Unloaded
    ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
    ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
    ndiswrapper: driver wusb54g (The Cisco-Linksys, LLC.,01/12/2004, 1.0.8.0) loaded
    ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:314): log: C000138A, count: 3 (c0000001), return address: f8f97fcb
    ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper_add_usb_device:363): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0010006)
    ndiswrapper: probe of 5-3:1.0 failed with error -22
    usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper
    usbcore: deregistering driver ndiswrapper
    ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
    ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
    ndiswrapper: driver wusb54g (The Cisco-Linksys, LLC.,01/12/2004, 1.0.8.0) loaded
    ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:314): log: C000138A, count: 3 (c0000001), return address: f8f97fcb
    ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper_add_usb_device:363): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0010006)
    ndiswrapper: probe of 5-3:1.0 failed with error -22
    usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper
    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1915:2234
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    presario:/home/saketh/Desktop/WUSB54Gv1 # cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
    BOOTPROTO='dhcp'
    BROADCAST=''
    IPADDR=''
    MTU=''
    NAME='Ethernet Network Card'
    NETMASK=''
    NETWORK=''
    REMOTE_IPADDR=''
    STARTMODE='auto'
    USERCONTROL='no'
    WIRELESS_AP='00:0f:66:71:54:70'
    WIRELESS_AUTH_MODE='open'
    WIRELESS_BITRATE='auto'
    WIRELESS_CA_CERT=''
    WIRELESS_CHANNEL=''
    WIRELESS_CLIENT_CERT=''
    WIRELESS_DEFAULT_KEY='0'
    WIRELESS_ESSID='avighnamastu'
    WIRELESS_FREQUENCY=''
    WIRELESS_KEY=''
    WIRELESS_KEY_0='3520D8ADB3428FE28404FF7BE7'
    WIRELESS_KEY_1=''
    WIRELESS_KEY_2=''
    WIRELESS_KEY_3=''
    WIRELESS_KEY_LENGTH='128'
    WIRELESS_MODE='Managed'
    WIRELESS_NICK=''
    WIRELESS_NWID=''
    WIRELESS_POWER='yes'
    WIRELESS_WPA_IDENTITY=''
    WIRELESS_WPA_PASSWORD=''
    WIRELESS_WPA_PSK=''
    _nm_name='static-0'
    The problem lies between modprobe ndiswrapper and iwconfig wlan0. For some reason, ndiswrapper is not working, although I'm using drivers that worked on Ubuntu.

    Please help - this problem is extremely annoying!

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    1. Are you running a 64-bit OS?

    2. Take a look at this post to see what drivers may be required for the card and where to get them.
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    No, I'm not running a 64-bit OS.

    The reason that I'm not doubting my procedure is that I've gotten this card to work on my Ubuntu partition. However, someone suggested (outside of these forums) that perhaps I should compile ndiswrapper myself. I forgot that this is what I did on Ubuntu, so after I do that and try it again I will report.

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    So I tried to modprobe the newly-compiled ndiswrapper, but it says something like "Operation not permitted: ndiswrapper.ko".

    In addition, when compiling, it says that it can't find the kernel source drive, even though I pass the KSRC=/usr/src/linux parameter. These new versions of ndiswrapper require kernel compilation?

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    you might not have the kernel sources installed some distros don't always install these unless specified to do so. You can probably do this through yast.
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    No, the kernel sources are already installed. But they are in /usr/src/linux, and ndiswrapper compilation looks for them in the /lib/modules directory. The source is not in the /lib/modules directory.

    The only reason I am trying to compile is because I think the version of ndiswrapper that comes with SUSE 10.0 OSS is dysfunctional. Otherwise I'll try the repository version again.

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    Did you upgrade the kernel by any chance?
    what does "ls -l /usr/src/linux" return?

    Also the ndiswrapper which comes with SUSE works for me, I haven't found any disfunctionality with it.
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