Hi James,

Excellent point regarding the product name 'winbond'. Although it could of course be derived from 'not loose' ;-)

It looks like Gmane didn't upload the corrected (now deleted) post, since the server stripped out my links (HTML)

The driver is located at: http://www1.medion.de/downloads/download.pl?id=3017&type=treiber&filename=wlanmim2120winmexp.exe&lang=uk

I'm using Debian 4 Etch, and can provide more details when I get back to the machine.


James Shatto <Shadow_7@earthlink.net> wrote:
> I've read that ndiswrapper doesn't support my wireless card.

Technically it's your manufacturer that doesn't support it. Did you really expect something else from a Win* named product?

> The card / driver:
> Winbond W89C33
> WLAN Driver MIM 2120

Perhaps if you provided more usefull information so that support can be added or fixed. Like the vender:device number for the card (lspci -n):
00:15.0 0200: 1050:0033

Or any related error messages you're getting from dmesg or /var/log/(dmesg|messages|syslog|kern.log|???)

Something like:

"Installed ndis drivers:
netw33 driver present, hardware present"

"ndiswrapper: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag
ndiswrapper version 1.2 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
ndiswrapper (import:245): unknown symbol: NTOSKRNL.EXE:isprint
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:520): unable to prepare driver 'netw33'"

"loadndiswrapper failed (11); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'"

Which I cut and pasted from a german google result for that(or similar) card and ndiswrapper version 1.38. Not that I have any clue how to read german. You should also note that you'll need the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of the windows driver depending on how your system is setup.

Other usefull information like what distro, kernel version, ndiswrapper version, and related information can help us better help you.

An informative english result:


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