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Some other points, iwlist eth1 scan tells me that the device doesn't support scanning and iwconfig eth1 says the security mode is set to open but on my Windows box is set to shared, I don't know what command changes it.
Speculation people, what could be the cause, I really don't have a specific error to give.
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- Feb 2007
ok you modprobed ndiswrapper, but didnt load it. Just to make sure do a ndiswrapper -l to see if it says driver present hardware present. If all goes well, easiest way is to add "ndiswrapper" (without quotes) to /etc/modules.d (i think thats right in ubuntu, not exactly sure) and then reboot.
Hi Oxygen. I guess you know the basics, since you wrote that tutorial and that one (which you should correct by the way, the line tar xvf ndiswrapper-1.3rc1.tar.gz is wrong).
Which Windows drivers did you try ?
Also, did you insert the bcmwl5.inf file or the bcmwl5a.inf one ?
Did you made sure you blacklisted the BCM43XX driver ? More here (BCM43XX tutorial) and there (NDISWRAPPER tutorial).
Which version of Ubuntu ? Which version of ndiswrapper ? The one included in Ubuntu ?"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
Yeah, that tutorial is crap, I wish I'd never written it.
I don't know anymore, I gave up, I'm gona go back to my original setup or just get another distro, I eventually got rid of ndiswrapper and used firmware cutter to get... firmware. I think I may of got it to work but then net mask troubles just screwed me over.
02-25-2007 #5Originally Posted by Oxygen
Originally Posted by Oxygen"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
Ok, this is what's happened.
I installed Kubuntu and I've came across the same problem, but I guessed the problem wrong last time. The driver (I ended up using BCM43XX instead of ndiswrapper) is working, it can scan for local networks. But it won't seem to connect, and I don't know why, KWiFiAssistant says that it can't connect even though I HAVE written in the correct config. It uses a 13 digit ASCII key and it uses shared network authentication. I think this is the same problem as I had before but I didn't have a wireless manager to tell me. Also I probably could go back to Ubuntu.
So what could the problem be? What's stopping it from connecting?
BTW concerning that article, I wrote it knowing nothing about Linux, only reason I made it was because it took me so damn long to figure out how to get it working, I figured some other people may benefit from it. It's probably a bit out dated since BCM43XX deals with most cards.
I just realised there is a wireless forum... would a mod please move this?