From: Shawn R <mr_jobe@ho...> - 2004-05-05 04:26:15
I've been searching for a solution to getting ndiswrapper to work. I've
read and followed the directions but for some reason I cannot detect or
connect to any AP's.
iwlist wlan0 scan
always returns with no results.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600
using CVS ndiswrapper (current version is 0.7)
Network controller: Intel Corp. Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
Installed ndis drivers:
ndiswrapper version 0.7 loaded
ndiswrapper adding w22n51.sys
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From: Erik Proper <erikp@cs...> - 2004-05-05 07:20:29
Shawn R <mr_jobe <at> hotmail.com> writes:
> I've been searching for a solution to getting ndiswrapper to work. I've
> read and followed the directions but for some reason I cannot detect or
> connect to any AP's.
> iwlist wlan0 scan
> always returns with no results.
> I have a Dell Inspiron 8600
> Gentoo Linux
> Kernel 2.6.5
> using CVS ndiswrapper (current version is 0.7)
> Network controller: Intel Corp. Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
> #ndiswrapper -l
> Installed ndis drivers:
> w22n51 present
> ndiswrapper version 0.7 loaded
> ndiswrapper adding w22n51.sys
> Any suggestions?
Could you check your log files? A few postings back (29th of April)
Lasse Bang Mikkelsen posted about a problem with this card as well.
The messages he's finding in his log file correspond to what I find
in my log file (Dell X300). When I do an "iwlist wlan0 scan" I'm
also getting "no result". It seems, the same problem is haunting
the three of us.
From: Erik Proper <Erik.P<roper@cs...> - 2004-05-05 16:28:25
Giridhar Pemmasani wrote:
>Is it possible that you need to power up the card somehow (through
>BIOS, special button etc.)?
>If the card is powered up, scan should list the AP(s).
I'm one step further. I am now able to "scan" my AP's. The trick was that
I thought I had switched my WiFi ON in the Bios, but I should've
left it on "Manual", and then hit the right button.
However, ... I need to be able to set the encryption key. And if I try
to, it says: SET failed on device wlan0; Invalid argument.
RIght. The log file says:
"Setting wep ket failed" ..
From: Erik Proper <Erik.P<roper@cs...> - 2004-05-06 05:27:56
Giridhar Pemmasani wrote:
>You are not setting correct key or your kernel doesn't have wireless
If it were only that simple ....
Yesterday it worked for a while. After switching on/off the card a few
times, I got
it to work. It even seemed to be reproducable behaviour (switching
card, and specific readings in /proc/net/ndiswrapper/wlan0/wep). This
however, it doesn't work anymore. Overnight changes ... none ..