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Anthony
2005-02-05
2012-10-06
  • Anthony
    Anthony
    2005-02-05

    Okay, I'm trying to use a linksys wpc54gs in my laptop and I'm having a few issues... I have installed version 1.0 of ndiswrapper, I'm running kernel 2.6.10-1.9 from the FC2 project. I have installed the drivers for the NIC, got them from the FTP as suggested in the wiki:

    [root@triton_mobile utils]# ./ndiswrapper -l
    Installed ndis drivers:
    lsbcmnds driver present, hardware present

    If I do an iwconfig I get strange output...
    [root@triton_mobile utils]# /sbin/iwconfig
    Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 17
    of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
    Some things may be broken...

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any Nickname:"triton_mobile"
    Mode:Auto Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
    RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:1392 Missed beacon:0

    Interesting notes with this it did get the MAC address correct once, although it has also filled in addresses way off...

    a modprobe ndiswrapper followed by dmesg reveals this(correct MAC address):
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:0f:66:bd:f0:a5 using driver lsbcmnds
    wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team

    Also an ifup wlan0 reveals this:
    Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

    Determining IP information for wlan0... failed; no link present. Check cable?

    So any idea?

    Thanks,
    Anthony