Thank You

  • wyattboyuz

    Just wanted to say thank you Oliver for your continuing work on this driver. I have a Netgear WG311v2 running well with it.

    I wanted to contribute if I could by providing the steps I took to get it working fully for me in Ubuntu 10.10 with aircrack. I'm writing this from memory of figuring it out a week ago so hopefully it isn't too far off.

    (this is with ubuntu 2.6.35-23-generic kernel image/headers, should work with other versions i would imagine but then again maybe not)

    1) get compat-wireless (im using compat-wireless-2.6.36-rc-2-s from the compat-wireless website)

    2) patch channel-negative-one-maxim.patch, mac80211_2.6.32.2-wl_frag+ack_radiotap.patch, mac80211.compat-9-92-0.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch (grabbed these from compat wireless website i believe, not sure if *all* these are needed but they applied clean for me and it works so…)

    3) unpack acx driver to compat-wireless/drivers/net/wireless/acx

    4) edit compat-wiress/drivers/net/wireless/Makefile, add "obj-$(CONFIG_ACX_MAC80211)      += acx/" to end

    5) add "CONFIG_ACX_MAC80211=m" and "CONFIG_ACX_MAC80211_PCI=y" to end of compat-wireless/

    6) i had to fix compat-wireless/scripts/update-initramfs KLIB= to "KLIB=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build" but ive read this may be fixed soon, still something to check

    7) make; sudo make install

    This will replace the ubuntu kernel package wireless subsystem and drivers with compat-wireless system and will install the acx driver. Everything aircrack/airodump/aireplay related seems to be working fine for me.

  • Oliver Winker
    Oliver Winker

    Hi wyattboyuz,

    Sorry for the late reply … .

    Thanks for the feedback. Nice to know that it works for you ;).

    Cheers, Oliver


  • Anonymous

    hello!….im trying to follow the steps mentioned above, but i recived this error in  make

    felipe@Desktop:~/compat-wireless-2010-10-16$ make
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.35-23-generic/build M=/home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16 modules
    make[1]: se ingresa al directorio `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-23-generic'
      CC [M]  /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.o
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c: In function ‘acx_op_set_key’:
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c:5771: error: ‘struct ieee80211_key_conf’ has no member named ‘alg’
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c:5777: error: ‘ALG_WEP’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c:5777: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c:5777: error: for each function it appears in.)
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c:5803: error: ‘ALG_TKIP’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    /home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.c:5813: error: ‘ALG_CCMP’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    make[4]: *** [/home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx/common.o] Error 1
    make[3]: *** [/home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless/acx] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [/home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16/drivers/net/wireless] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/felipe/compat-wireless-2010-10-16] Error 2
    make[1]: se sale del directorio `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-23-generic'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

    i get this in ubuntu 10.10, with a D-link G520+, Is there any way to fix this?


  • Oliver Winker
    Oliver Winker


    These are indeed the current wireless-compat mac80211 API changes. These are already in.

    You can select them by passing #define CONFIG_ACX_MAC80211_VERSION with value KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,37) to gcc e.g. via the make command line:


    Cheers, Ol