From: Jon Haswell <JonHaswell@ho...> - 2004-05-12 05:58:57
Just to let everyone know that I was successful in getting an Airlink+
WLH3010 running under Fedora Core 2 Test 3. This is a Broadcom 4306 based
I initially tried the 0.7 release of NDIS wrapper with the driver supplied
on the CD that came with the card, without success. Problem turned out to be
the inf file was UTF16/UCS2 encoded (i.e. unicode with16 bits per character)
and the ndiswrapper script was only expecting ASCII. After converting the
inf file to straight ASCII it loaded fine. I then had to update to the
latest CVS version of ndiswrapper to get around the 'feature' with Redhat
kernels that cause a segmentation fault when trying to set the WEP key.
Once I had this in place it was merely a question of adding the 'alias wlan0
ndiswrapper' line to modprobe.conf and then using the Redhat/Fedora network
GUI tool to configure the new interface correctly (essid/wep etc).
The only one slight oddity is that 'iwlist scan' does not show my access
point 9 out of 10 times I run the command, despite it reliably actually
associating with it. iwlist does reliably show my next door neighbors access
point even though it is much farther away, through many more walls, and
reports a much lower signal strength. I think this might be related to the
fact my access point is a relatively old SMC 802.11b device. With this same
card/driver on a windows box it also seems to have difficulty detecting my
access point doing a scan using the supplied utility - hence I don't think
this is an ndiswrapper problem.
Thanks for the great work by the ndiswrapper team.
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