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Hello there: I'm using Ubuntu 6.06LTS on a Thinkpad R60e What I'm missing here..?? I'm not getting the final output as explained in the following link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=9454 but I'm getting ...
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    Using ndiswrapper with the Atheros driver..??


    Hello there:

    I'm using Ubuntu 6.06LTS on a Thinkpad R60e

    What I'm missing here..?? I'm not getting the final output as explained in the following link:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=9454

    but I'm getting this:

    rob@Thinkpad:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i WiFi/NET5211.INF
    Installing net5211
    rob@Thinkpad:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    Installed ndis drivers:
    net5211 driver present, hardware present

    rob@Thinkpad:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    rob@Thinkpad:~$ sudo dmesg | grep ndis
    [17181772.412000] ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=yes)
    rob@Thinkpad:~$
    After re-starting the machine and re-doing the modprobe and dmesg commands I get the following:

    rob@Thinkpad:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    rob@Thinkpad:~$ sudo dmesg | grep ndis
    [17179802.212000] ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=yes)
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper: driver net5211 (,04/18/2006,4.1.102.147) loaded
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:230): log: C0001389, count: 4, return_address: e075e674
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:233): code: 3393951416
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:233): code: 40
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:233): code: 3395878912
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:233): code: 3395878912
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (miniport_init:240): couldn't initialize device: C000009A
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (pnp_start_device:479): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0000001)
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper (miniport_halt:271): device ca4b92a0 is not initialized - not halting
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper: device eth%d removed
    [17179802.300000] ndiswrapper: probe of 0000:03:00.0 failed with error -22
    rob@Thinkpad:~$
    I'm almost ready to wipe the machine and perform a fresh install of 6.10. (presently is 6.01LTS) If 6.10 does not work well I'll try SuSE 10.1.


    I got the driver from here:

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-66449

    The WiFi card is using the Atheros AR5212

    Per the "lspci" command:

    0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    Thanks

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    Your system is probably trying to use the madwifi driver. Before you run the modprobe command run
    Code:
    ifconfig
    lsmod |grep -i ath
    and post back the results.

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    Hello Team:

    Atheros card is now working...!!

    I wipe out the whole HD and fresh install the latest and greatest Ubuntu (6.10) and IT WORKS....!!!!

    Everything worked out of the box...!!! I was afraid of installing 6.10 due to all the bad crap but I guess you need to try first and check for yourself.

    Mods: This thread can be closed.

    bigtomrodney: I just saw your post, so no chance to try your advice, sorry.

    Thank you very much.

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