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    [SOLVED] Netgear wn511t on a Gateway M series with Fedora 12.


    I am an extreme Linux newbie. My brother is great with this stuff convinced me to give it a shot. He has same laptop running some form of linux and got it figured out using NDISwrapper and the windows drivers for the Netgear wn511 t wireless card, but before he could help me finish he left to go back home. Trying to finish the job solo, have read countless instructions and threads on how to do this but it never works out like they say. Please give me some step by steps with commands if you could. Any help is appreciated. Thanks so much

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    Hello, we need more information. Please read the wireless setup sticky.

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    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:4cff]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2843] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:e8ff]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    Kernel modules: ata_generic, pata_acpi
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:2a08] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:2a08]
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169

    It finds the driver and the wireless card but it does not seem to know to associate the windows driver in ndiswrapper to the wireless connection. sorry about leaving info out. think all that should cover it.

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    What is the output of
    Code:
    /sbin/lsmod
    ndiswrapper -l
    This is how to set up the windows driver with ndiswrapper.
    Code:
    su -
    ndiswrapper -i /path/to/NetMW14x.inf
    ndiswrapper -a 11ab:2a08 netmw14x
    ndiswrapper -m
    depmod -a
    modprobe ndiswrapper

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    heres the output of the top codes

    [Andrew@RUNNINGBEAR ~]$ /sbin/lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    fuse 57189 2
    sunrpc 193803 1
    ipv6 279399 27
    cpufreq_ondemand 8793 2
    acpi_cpufreq 7627 0
    freq_table 3947 2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
    uinput 7228 0
    snd_hda_codec_idt 53677 1
    snd_hda_intel 23712 2
    snd_hda_codec 71956 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 6446 1 snd_hda_codec
    uvcvideo 54555 0
    snd_seq 52773 0
    videodev 33864 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 12922 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 9579 1 videodev
    snd_seq_device 6151 1 snd_seq
    snd_pcm 78375 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    wmi 6872 0
    i2c_i801 10361 0
    snd_timer 19840 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    r8169 34763 0
    snd 62376 12 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    mii 4270 1 r8169
    soundcore 6271 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7389 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    iTCO_wdt 9726 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 2547 1 iTCO_wdt
    ndiswrapper 212813 0
    joydev 9512 0
    serio_raw 4642 0
    dm_multipath 14558 0
    usb_storage 43762 0
    i915 281273 3
    drm_kms_helper 24568 1 i915
    drm 171094 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 5005 1 i915
    i2c_core 26876 6 videodev,i2c_i801,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo _bit
    video 20118 1 i915
    output 2213 1 video
    [Andrew@RUNNINGBEAR ~]$ ndiswrapper -l
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
    netmw14x : driver installed
    device (11AB:2A0 present
    [Andrew@RUNNINGBEAR ~]$

    And i went through the lower steps and it just confirmed its all done but it did have warnings like the one above "WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release." thats not screaming at me that thats this issue is it? Thanks for all your help thus far!

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    You should enclose output in code tags. It makes it a lot easier to read.

    The warning message is because files in /etc/modprobe.d/ used to have no naming restrictions, but will, in the future, require a .conf extension. You can make the message go away by renaming /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    Code:
    su -c 'mv /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf'
    Anyway, that all seems fine. What is the output of
    Code:
    /sbin/iwconfig

    If it shows a wireless interface, something like this
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated
              Tx-Power=11 dBm
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    Then does this give results or tell you the interface doesn't support scanning
    Code:
    su -c 'iwlist wlan0 scan'
    This assumes iwconfig show an interface named wlan0. It could be named something else, or if it doesn't show at all, let me know that and don't bother with the scan.

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    Hey, AChambers and thanks to the people who responded with help. I am the older brother and have vncd in to see if I can shed some light on what is going on here. We have compiled ndiswrapper from source. Got a version of the WN511T driver using wine and it is installed present and associated with the correct wireless card. I have ran depmod -a and then modprobe ndiswrapper but still no wireless. lsmod shows ndiswrapper but says used by 0. iwconfig displays no wireless extensions. Is there a step to force linux to use ndiswrapper instead of a native driver? or am I missing a step similar to mounting the wireless card? Any help is welcome

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    The error messages are depreciated configurations. We have ran ndiswrapper -m and have a ndiswrapper.conf in modprobe.d where it belongs for Fedora 12.

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    uname -r revealed that the wrong version was used. We are downloading the 32 bit version and going to try all this again. Thank you for all your help!

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