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?