James Shatto wrote:
>> I've read that ndiswrapper doesn't support my wireless card.
> Technically it's your manufacturer that doesn't support it. Did you really expect something else from a Win* named product?
>> The card / driver:
>> Winbond W89C33
>> WLAN Driver MIM 2120
> Perhaps if you provided more usefull information so that support can be added or fixed. Like the vender:device number for the card (lspci -n):
> 00:15.0 0200: 1050:0033
> Or any related error messages you're getting from dmesg or /var/log/(dmesg|messages|syslog|kern.log|???)
> Something like:
> "Installed ndis drivers:
> netw33 driver present, hardware present"
> "ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag
> ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
> ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NTOSKRNL.EXE:isprint
> ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:520): unable to prepare driver 'netw33'"
> "loadndiswrapper failed (11); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'"
> Which I cut and pasted from a german google result for that(or similar) card and ndiswrapper version 1.38. Not that I have any clue how to read german. You should also note that you'll need the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of the windows driver depending on how your system is setup.
> Other usefull information like what distro, kernel version, ndiswrapper version, and related information can help us better help you.
> An informative english result:
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Well I've managed to resolve all errors so as far as dmesg and iwconfig
are concerned, everything is fine.
What I can't get working is the actual connection. I've got hp's
wireless-tools, and gtkwifi installed, and I can see all the networks.
But if I connect to our network (which is wep, unfortunately) i get
'failed. succeeded. signal strength 0'
None of the tools I know of report anything as wrong. I'm not at my
machine right now, but I will be looking up how to ping with linux
shortly. After that I'm stuck.