On Sunday 30 July 2006 04:04 pm, engage wrote:
>ndiswrapper loads but the device isn't showing up in the dmesg output and
>iwconfig doesn't show it either. ndiswrapper -l shows the driver installed
>and hardware is present. Googling hasn't provided an answer and neither has
>the ndiswrapper FAQ. lsusb doesn't show the device but Mandrivas UsbView and
>lshw sees the device. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing both the
>device driver and ndiswrapper. The device has power and it works when booted
>to the Windows partition. I'm using the driver that came on the CD for the
>WUSB54Gv2. Does anyone have a solution?
>Mandriva 2006, stock kernel 2.6.12, ndiswrapper 1.19rc2.
I got the problem solved on my own. The ndiswrapper WIKI and Google searches
were of no help. The drivers from serialmonkey were useless as usual. The use
of the CD that came with the card showed that the driver was installed and
the hardware is present but iwconfig didn't show wlanX or ethX for the card
so it didn't work. dmesg had no output for the card but did show that
ndiswrapper was installed. It turned out that when I installed the drivers
for the USB card under Windows 2000 the name of the driver is rt2500usb.sys
but ndiswrapper installed wusb54g2 from the CD. So, I removed that and ran
ndiswrapper -i /mnt/windows/..../rt2500usb.inf and that got the card working.
It sucks having to maintain a windows partition to make this stuff work.