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  1. #21
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    Code:
    debian:/lib/windrivers# depmod -a
    debian:/lib/windrivers# modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    debian:/lib/windrivers#

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    Ok, whilst I am not an expert I can follow instructions and this is now becoming a complete waste of my time.

    I thought I would start from scratch, I re-installed Debian etc etc, followed all the commands and then I lose "eth1" again and STILL NO wireless connection.

    If someone has the time, please read through the complete Terminal window and see what they think.

    Code:
    Get:3 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main linux-headers-2.6.18-4-amd64 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2 [269kB]
    Fetched 3620kB in 21s (170kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package linux-headers-2.6.18-4.
    (Reading database ... 72714 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking linux-headers-2.6.18-4 (from .../linux-headers-2.6.18-4_2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2_amd64.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package linux-kbuild-2.6.18.
    Unpacking linux-kbuild-2.6.18 (from .../linux-kbuild-2.6.18_2.6.18-1_amd64.deb) ...
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    Unpacking linux-headers-2.6.18-4-amd64 (from .../linux-headers-2.6.18-4-amd64_2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2_amd64.deb) ...
    Setting up linux-headers-2.6.18-4 (2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2) ...
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    Setting up linux-headers-2.6.18-4-amd64 (2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2) ...
    Creating symlink...
    apt-get install build-essential
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      g++ g++-4.1 libc6-dev libstdc++6-4.1-dev linux-kernel-headers
    Suggested packages:
      gcc-4.1-doc lib32stdc++6 glibc-doc manpages-dev libstdc++6-4.1-doc
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      build-essential g++ g++-4.1 libc6-dev libstdc++6-4.1-dev
      linux-kernel-headers
    0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    Need to get 8427kB of archives.
    After unpacking 38.0MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main linux-kernel-headers 2.6.18-7 [1872kB]
    Get:2 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main libc6-dev 2.3.6.ds1-13 [2118kB]
    Get:3 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main libstdc++6-4.1-dev 4.1.1-21 [1643kB]
    Get:4 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main g++-4.1 4.1.1-21 [2786kB]
    Get:5 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main g++ 4:4.1.1-15 [1358B]
    Get:6 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main build-essential 11.3 [6982B]
    Fetched 8427kB in 34s (247kB/s)
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    Setting up linux-kernel-headers (2.6.18-7) ...
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    Setting up libstdc++6-4.1-dev (4.1.1-21) ...
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    Setting up g++ (4.1.1-15) ...
    
    Setting up build-essential (11.3) ...
    
    Done!
    unpack
    Extracting the package tarball, /usr/src/ndiswrapper-source.tar.bz2, please wait...
    "/usr/share/modass/packages/default.sh" build KVERS=2.6.18-4-amd64 KSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.18-4-amd64/build KDREV=2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2 kdist_image
    Done with /usr/src/ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64_1.28-1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2_amd64.deb .
    dpkg -Ei /usr/src/ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64_1.28-1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2_amd64.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64.
    (Reading database ... 82643 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64 (from .../ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64_1.28-1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2_amd64.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64:
     ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64 depends on ndiswrapper-utils-1.9; however:
      Package ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64 (--install):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64
    
    I: Direct installation failed, trying to post-install the dependencies
    
    apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 30.3kB of archives.
    After unpacking 123kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://debian.yorku.ca etch/main ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 1.28-1 [30.3kB]
    Fetched 30.3kB in 10s (2837B/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package ndiswrapper-utils-1.9.
    (Reading database ... 82652 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (from .../ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.28-1_amd64.deb) ...
    Setting up ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (1.28-1) ...
    Setting up ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.18-4-amd64 (1.28-1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2) ...
    
    debian:/lib/windrivers# su -
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -i /lib/windrivers/bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
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    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4324) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    debian:~# modprobe ndiswrapper
    debian:~# auto wlan0
    -su: auto: command not found
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35   Security mode:open
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35   Security mode:open
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35   Security mode:open
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:"gateway.2wire.net"  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35   Security mode:open
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# dhcpcd gateway.2wire.net
    -su: dhcpcd: command not found
    debian:~# dhcpcd "gateway.2wire.net"
    -su: dhcpcd: command not found
    debian:~# dhclient "gateway.2wire.net"
    gateway.2wire.net: interface name too long (is 17)
    debian:~# iwconfig eth1 essid "2wire940"
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35   Security mode:open
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:36:42:F7:6C
              inet addr:192.168.1.68  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0          inet6 addr: fe80::216:36ff:fe42:f76c/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:31902 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:17305 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:28619052 (27.2 MiB)  TX bytes:1310944 (1.2 MiB)
              Interrupt:201 Base address:0x8000
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:340 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:340 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:97461 (95.1 KiB)  TX bytes:97461 (95.1 KiB)
    
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35   Security mode:open          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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# apt-get install wireless-tools
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    wireless-tools is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    debian:~# wireless-tools
    -su: wireless-tools: command not found
    debian:~# su -
    debian:~# nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    debian:~# modprobe -r bcm43xx
    debian:~# modprobe ndiswrapper
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4324) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    debian:~# su -
    debian:~# modprobe ndiswrapper
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4324) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    debian:~# cd /home
    debian:/home# cd lee
    debian:/home/lee# cd D*
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop# ls
    wireless_tools.28.tar.gz
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop# mkdir wireless-tools
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop# mv wireless_tools28* /home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools
    mv: cannot stat `wireless_tools28*': No such file or directory
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop# mv wireless_tools.28* /home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop# cd wire*
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools# ls
    wireless_tools.28.tar.gz
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools# tar zxvf wireless_tools.28.tar.gz
    wireless_tools.28/
    wireless_tools.28/INSTALL
    wireless_tools.28/Makefile
    wireless_tools.28/README
    wireless_tools.28/iwpriv.c
    wireless_tools.28/iwconfig.8
    wireless_tools.28/iwconfig.c
    wireless_tools.28/README.fr
    wireless_tools.28/iwspy.c
    wireless_tools.28/iwpriv.8
    wireless_tools.28/iwlist.c
    wireless_tools.28/iwspy.8
    wireless_tools.28/iwgetid.c
    wireless_tools.28/sample_pm.c
    wireless_tools.28/COPYING
    wireless_tools.28/PCMCIA.txt
    wireless_tools.28/iwlist.8
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.10.h
    wireless_tools.28/iwlib.h
    wireless_tools.28/iwlib.c
    wireless_tools.28/CHANGELOG.h
    wireless_tools.28/macaddr.c
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.11.h
    wireless_tools.28/iwevent.c
    wireless_tools.28/iwgetid.8
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.12.h
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.13.h
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.14.h
    wireless_tools.28/iwevent.8
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.15.h
    wireless_tools.28/DISTRIBUTIONS.txt
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.7
    wireless_tools.28/sample_enc.c
    wireless_tools.28/sample_priv_addr.c
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.16.h
    wireless_tools.28/fr/
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iwconfig.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iwevent.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iwgetid.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iwlist.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iwpriv.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iwspy.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/ifrename.8
    wireless_tools.28/fr/wireless.7
    wireless_tools.28/fr/iftab.5
    wireless_tools.28/iftab.5
    wireless_tools.28/ifrename.c
    wireless_tools.28/ifrename.8
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.18.h
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.19.h
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.17.h
    wireless_tools.28/HOTPLUG.txt
    wireless_tools.28/iwmulticall.c
    wireless_tools.28/IFRENAME-VS-XXX.txt
    wireless_tools.28/cs/
    wireless_tools.28/cs/ifrename.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iftab.5
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iwconfig.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iwevent.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iwgetid.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iwlist.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iwpriv.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/iwspy.8
    wireless_tools.28/cs/wireless.7
    wireless_tools.28/wireless.20.h
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools# make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools# ls
    wireless_tools.28  wireless_tools.28.tar.gz
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools# cd wireless*
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# make
    cp wireless.20.h wireless.h
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -fPIC -c -o iwlib.so iwlib.cgcc -shared -o libiw.so.28 -Wl,-soname,libiw.so.28  -lm -lc iwlib.so
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c iwconfig.c
    iwconfig.c: In function ‘set_info’:
    iwconfig.c:677: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
    iwconfig.c:1067: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
    iwconfig.c:1102: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o iwconfig iwconfig.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c iwlist.c
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o iwlist iwlist.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c iwpriv.c
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o iwpriv iwpriv.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c iwspy.c
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o iwspy iwspy.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c iwgetid.c
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o iwgetid iwgetid.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c iwevent.c
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o iwevent iwevent.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    gcc -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -c ifrename.c
    gcc   -Os -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Winline -I. -MMD    -o ifrename ifrename.o libiw.so.28 -lm
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# make install
    install -m 755 -d /usr/local/lib/
    install -m 755 libiw.so.28 /usr/local/lib/
    ln -sfn libiw.so.28 /usr/local/lib//libiw.so
    *** Don't forget to add /usr/local/lib/ to /etc/ld.so.conf, and run ldconfig as root. ***
    install -m 755 -d /usr/local/sbin/
    install -m 755 iwconfig iwlist iwpriv iwspy iwgetid iwevent ifrename /usr/local/sbin/
    install -m 755 -d /usr/local/include/
    install -m 644 iwlib.h /usr/local/include/
    install -m 644 wireless.h /usr/local/include/
    install -m 755 -d /usr/local/man//man8/
    install -m 644 iwconfig.8 iwlist.8 iwpriv.8 iwspy.8 iwgetid.8 iwevent.8 ifrename.8 /usr/local/man//man8/
    install -m 755 -d /usr/local/man//man7/
    install -m 644 wireless.7 /usr/local/man//man7/
    install -m 755 -d /usr/local/man//man5/
    install -m 644 iftab.5 /usr/local/man//man5/
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# wireless*
    -su: wireless.10.h: command not found
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# ls
    CHANGELOG.h          iwconfig.o  iwlist.d       README.fr
    COPYING              iwevent     iwlist.o       sample_enc.c
    cs                   iwevent.8   iwmulticall.c  sample_pm.c
    DISTRIBUTIONS.txt    iwevent.c   iwpriv         sample_priv_addr.c
    fr                   iwevent.d   iwpriv.8       wireless.10.h
    HOTPLUG.txt          iwevent.o   iwpriv.c       wireless.11.h
    ifrename             iwgetid     iwpriv.d       wireless.12.h
    ifrename.8           iwgetid.8   iwpriv.o       wireless.13.h
    ifrename.c           iwgetid.c   iwspy          wireless.14.h
    ifrename.d           iwgetid.d   iwspy.8        wireless.15.h
    ifrename.o           iwgetid.o   iwspy.c        wireless.16.h
    IFRENAME-VS-XXX.txt  iwlib.c     iwspy.d        wireless.17.h
    iftab.5              iwlib.d     iwspy.o        wireless.18.h
    INSTALL              iwlib.h     libiw.so.28    wireless.19.h
    iwconfig             iwlib.so    macaddr.c      wireless.20.h
    iwconfig.8           iwlist      Makefile       wireless.7
    iwconfig.c           iwlist.8    PCMCIA.txt     wireless.h
    iwconfig.d           iwlist.c    README
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# iwconfig eth1 2wire940
    Error : unrecognised wireless request "2wire940"
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# iwconfig eth1 essid "2wire940"
    Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
        SET failed on device eth1 ; No such device.
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:/home/lee/Desktop/wireless-tools/wireless_tools.28# su -
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~#

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    Lee, I don't understand what the problem is here, that's some strange stuff. Have you gotten any further?
    If you do/have then, next time you see this
    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"" Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Invalid
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:3138-3833-3035-3636-3636-3137-35 Security mode:open 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
    Go into your network tool ( I don't know what it's called in Debian) and try to set the network from there.
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    I have followed numerous forums to try to get my wireless connection to work.

    This one has got me further as it include the an extra command for ndiswrapper which allowed me to get past the modprobe ndiswrapper command without a FATAL error.

    I am now at this point.

    Code:
    debian:/lib/windrivers# ndiswrapper -i /lib/windrivers/bcmwl5.infinstalling bcmwl5 ...
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    forcing parameter IBSSGMode from 0 to 2
    debian:/lib/windrivers# ndiswrapper -l
    installed drivers:
    bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4324) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
    debian:/lib/windrivers# modprobe ndiswrapper
    debian:/lib/windrivers# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:/lib/windrivers#

    If I try to follow any more of the wireless commands i end up losing the eth1 connection completely and it does not get listed on an iwconfig command.

    I have also tried using the network manager on Debian but this causes the same issues.

    Can someone guide me in from this point as I feel I am soooo close!! I am not sure on ESSID and key terminology.

    Thanks

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    the plot thickens!!

    Code:
    debian:/home/lee# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Invalid
              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
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:/home/lee# iwconfig wlan0
    wlan0     No such device
    
    debian:/home/lee# su -
    debian:~# nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    debian:~# modprobe -r bcm43xx
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -i /lib/utils/bcmwl5.inf
    driver bcmwl5 is already installed
    debian:~# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5.inf
    couldn't delete /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5.inf
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -i /lib/utils/bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    couldn't open /lib/utils/bcmwl5.inf: No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 167.
    debian:~# ndiswrapper -i /lib/windrivers/bcmwl5.inf
    driver bcmwl5 is already installed
    So, we have a complete loss of the eth1 when I remove and blacklist the bcm43xx from the driver.

    I am very confused, however, I feel I am learning!!!! I do hope this wireless card will eventually work as I am desperate to use it and refuse to give in.

    I promise I will write a comphrehensive "how to" from a Newbie perspective once this is resolved.

    From the lack of comments and help I am asuming you are all miserable secretive sods or it is baffling you as well. Please feel free to add comments, throw abuse or tell me to be quiet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeBuckley View Post
    the plot thickens!!
    So, we have a complete loss of the eth1 when I remove and blacklist the bcm43xx from the driver.

    I am very confused, however, I feel I am learning!!!! I do hope this wireless card will eventually work as I am desperate to use it and refuse to give in.

    I promise I will write a comphrehensive "how to" from a Newbie perspective once this is resolved.

    From the lack of comments and help I am asuming you are all miserable secretive sods or it is baffling you as well. Please feel free to add comments, throw abuse or tell me to be quiet!!
    Don't give up, I know it will work. It's worked for many other users and distro's.
    So you are using the driver you downloaded and not the built in driver, correct?
    You have blacklisted the builtin driver?
    Maybe you should try the builtin driver instead of the one you downloaded.

    If you get eth1 back up, andl launch the network tool GUI, will that make it disappear again?
    I don't know where Debian keeps it's config files, so try this.
    locate cfg-eth0
    post that back here please.

    The lack of comments from other forum members is probably due to the fact that your eth1 keeps disappearing, that baffles me too. And well they are probably a little secretive also.
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    I am now talking to you from my sofa, the blue light is on and I am about to open one of those "special bottles of wine!!"

    I will keep to my promise and write a "how to for wireless" from a complete newbies perspective by a complete newbie.

    The first impression I have of Linux is that it is "very" specific and not in any way as general an operating system as Windows. This is the difficult concept to comprehend from a newbie perspective and consequently you feel that all "how to's" should solve you problem.

    I have probably used a mix of 4 very informative "how to's" to build the correct order of commands to allow me to achieve the magical and elusive bue light!

    Thanks for all those that mused over my dilema.

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