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In past i've tried configuring my Wireless dongle (Netgear WG111v3) with ndiswrapper on Mandriva and sadly it didn't worked and just when the doors started to close i found this ...
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    Mandriva 2008 and Netgear WG111v3


    In past i've tried configuring my Wireless dongle (Netgear WG111v3) with ndiswrapper on Mandriva and sadly it didn't worked and just when the doors started to close i found this nice and sweet article by Paul on Wireless internet for Linux. Thank you Paul. So here are the details for you to ferret out the con:

    # uname -r
    2.6.22.9-desktop586-1mdv

    # lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge [1106:0336]
    00:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge [1106:1336]
    00:00.2 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge [1106:2336]
    00:00.3 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge [1106:3336]
    00:00.4 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge [1106:4336]
    00:00.5 PIC [0800]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE I/O APIC Interrupt Controller [1106:5336]
    00:00.6 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device [1106:6290]
    00:00.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge [1106:7336]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South] [1106:b188]
    00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller [1106:a238]
    00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller [1106:c238]
    00:0f.0 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller [1106:0591] (rev 80)
    00:0f.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 07)
    00:10.0 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev a0)
    00:10.1 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev a0)
    00:10.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev a0)
    00:10.3 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev a0)
    00:10.4 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 86)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge [1106:3337]
    00:11.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller [1106:287e]
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] [1106:3065] (rev 7c)
    00:13.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge [1106:337b]
    00:13.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge [1106:337a]
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890 [Chrome9] Integrated Video [1106:3230] (rev 01)
    04:01.0 Audio device [0403]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller [1106:3288] (rev 10)

    # lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    <Some snip from dmesg>
    # dmesg
    Linux version 2.6.22.9-desktop586-1mdv (lcapitulino@n5.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.2.2 20070909 (prerelease) (4.2.2-0.RC.1mdv2008.0)) #1 SMP Thu Sep 27 03:58:17 CEST 2007

    shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    usbcore: registered new device driver usb
    USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: irq 18, io base 0x0000c800
    usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Shub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.1[B] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: irq 19, io base 0x0000c400
    usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.2[C] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: irq 20, io base 0x0000c000
    usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.3[D] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: irq 21, io base 0x0000b800
    usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.4[C] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: EHCI Host Controller
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: irq 20, io mem 0xf9fffc00
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
    usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 5-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
    via-rhine.c:v1.10-LK1.4.3 2007-03-06 Written by Donald Becker
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
    eth0: VIA Rhine II at 0x1b400, 00:18:f3:e2:0d:f1, IRQ 21.
    eth0: MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x7849 advertising 01e1 Link 0000.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:01.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:04:01.0 to 64
    hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC861, trying auto-probe from BIOS...
    usb 5-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    <Some snip from dmesg>

    # dmesg |grep -i firmware
    The above command returned nothing.

    Thanks,
    Amit

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    I believe ndiswrapper is the only way to get this device working in Mandriva 2008. If you want to post what you tried and where it failed, we might be able to help with that.

    Alternately, there is a driver included in more recent kernel releases, so upgrading to Mandriva 2009 might fix the problem.

    The driver you need is the rtl8187.
    Main Page - Realtek Linux wireless driver
    rtl8187 - Linux Wireless

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    I really can't determine which is the wireless card, unless it is this one.
    Code:
    VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device [1106:6290]
    VIA has two wireless drivers available for these two wireless devices:
    VT6655
    VT6656

    I downloaded them from here (I selected Ubuntu as the OS):

    VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

    If you can determine which wireless you have, you may be able to install the driver. One way is to look at the printing on the chip.
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    I see that I completely missed the boat on this one! Tough day at work?!!

    You want to get the USB wireless to work, no VIA wireless present!

    DOH!
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    It looks like this uses the rtl8187 driver. This driver can be installed by downloading and compiling the compat-wireless-old driver code.

    http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...-09-04.tar.bz2

    Installation instructions can be found here:

    Download - Linux Wireless

    You need a kernel of at least 2.6.22 to install these drivers, and it looks like you qualify.
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    Many thanks to Reed and Paul, Will try and let you know
    the upshot.

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