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  1. #1

    Cannot activate ndiswrapper connection

    Hello All,

    Well after fiddling with it, I can see the ndiswrapper(wlan0) message in Wireless Devices, but I need to activate it so I can use my net.


    ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

    And 'iwconfig' shows:

    lo no wireless extensions.

    Warning: Driver for device dev1804289383 has been compiled with version 20
    of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
    Some things may be broken...

    dev1804289383 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Invalid Bit Rate=1 Mb/s
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

    ANy ideas?

  2. #2
    Just Joined! Sam Liu's Avatar
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    sure you got the right driver? the warning seems to say that you have the wrong one.

  3. #3
    I'll try it with the bcmwl5a driverset

    Does it matter that iwconfig shows the dev........... THING?

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  5. #4
    Sorry for the double post...

    Ok Im noticing somethere strange here, when I ndiswrapper -e the bcmwl5.inf driver, I only see 1 line of the 'Forcing' stuff and I see the alias in modprobe.conf but I dont see wlan0 in iwconfig.

    When I ndiswrapper -e the bcmwl5a.inf, I see 2 'Forcing' lines (as I have before) and I can still see the alias, but I still dont see anything in iwconfig.

    PS-And I cant activate either

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    Just Joined! Sam Liu's Avatar
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    what does ndiswrapper -l show?

  7. #6
    That shows that the driver is installed and hardware present

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