Thanks! It's working great

  • Chris Davis

    Chris Davis - 2005-05-06

    Followed your InstallDebian documentation and had zero problems.

    ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
    ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5a (Broadcom,02/10/2005, loaded
    ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
    ndiswrapper: using irq 5
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:24:1e:66 using driver bcmwl5a, configuration file 14E4:4320.5.conf
    wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP, WPA with TKIP, WPA with AES/CCMP
    56 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# ndiswrapper -m
    Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    57 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]#

    For those interested, here's my /etc/network/interfaces file:

    iface wlan0 inet static
    # NEED essid,mode and key
    wireless_essid WLAN
    # wireless_essid auto
    wireless_mode managed
    # wireless_mode ad-hoc
    wireless_channel 6
    # wireless_ap any
    wireless_keymode open
    # wireless_keymode restricted
    wireless_key1 <key removed>
    wireless_defaultkey 1

    And to prove that it did work:

    72 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# ifdown eth0
    73 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# route
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 wlan0
    default router UG 0 0 0 wlan0
    74 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]#
    74 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]#
    74 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]# ping
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=239 time=50.3 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=239 time=53.1 ms

    --- ping statistics ---
    2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 1000ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 50.356/51.738/53.121/1.401 ms
    75 root@laptop:[/usr/src/modules]#

    The time right now is 22:32.
    I downloaded the ndiswrapper source at 22:08.
    Even with downloading the kernel-headers, I got everything compiled, installed and running in 14 minutes. That's incredible!!!

    Thanks developers, you guys rock!!!!


    • Chris Davis

      Chris Davis - 2005-05-06

      BTW, I'm running the kernel that I compiled myself.

      I've used Debian for 4 years but have never felt comfortable leaving a kernel install up to apt-get :D

      I also got a message warning me about config_4kstacks being compiled in my kernel ... but it doesn't look like it's affecting me yet ... I'm still running on my wlan0 interface!!

      Thanks again guys!


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