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Author Topic: Help Getting Wireless to Work on VL 6 with Ndiswrapper  (Read 1368 times)
frank1e
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« on: October 05, 2009, 08:17:27 pm »

Very very new to linux know very little.  I have a USB Us Robotics 5426 which doesn't appear to be supported by native linux, I believe it has a Broadcom 4318 chipset not 100% on that. I do think I have the right driver files however. Ndis seems to accept them. Heres a copy of a couple commands I ran for you guys who know a lot, please try to help. If you need me to run anything else just let me know.

vector:/~
root:# lsmod | grep ndis
ndiswrapper           185500  0
vector:/~
root:#

root:# sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
vector:/~
root:# uname -rm
2.6.27.12 i686
vector:/~

root:# dmesg | grep -e ndis -e wlan
ndiswrapper version 1.54 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=yes)
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper version 1.54 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=yes)
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
vector:/~

root:# ndiswrapper -l lsusb
install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper

usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
-i inffile       install driver described by 'inffile'
-a devid driver  use installed 'driver' for 'devid' (dangerous)
-r driver        remove 'driver'
-l               list installed drivers
-m               write configuration for modprobe
-ma              write module alias configuration for all devices
-mi              write module install configuration for all devices
-v               report version information

where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX,
as reported by 'lspci -n' or 'lsusb' for the card


vector:/~
root:# ndiswrapper -l
ndiswdm : driver installed
   device (4317:0700) present
vector:/~


root:# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0402:5667 ALi Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 4317:0700 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1532:0007 Razer USA, Ltd DeathAdder Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 050d:0815 Belkin Components Nostromo n52 HID SpeedPad Mouse Wheel
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
vector:/~
root:#


Also if I type iwconfig it says

lo no wirekless extensions

eth01 no wireless extensions


Any help much appreciated Smiley
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hata_ph
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 08:48:46 pm »

Maybe you can get the latest XP driver from http://www.usr.com/support/product-template.asp?prod=5426 using ndiswrapper...
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newt
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 09:00:42 pm »

Broadcom 4317 chipset may also be possible, especially considering the ID number.  I've seen reports of belkin broadcom 4317 usb adapters that have worked in linux, and dynex broadcom 4317 usb adapters that would not.

Does anyone know a way to definitively determine the chipset of a device like this? somewhere in /proc? somewhere in dmesg? somewhere else?

Also, this probably won't prove useful, but a full listing of 'lsmod' would be useful because if a wireless driver is loaded AND ndiswrapper then they could conflict.
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frank1e
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 09:11:21 pm »

Maybe you can get the latest XP driver from http://www.usr.com/support/product-template.asp?prod=5426 using ndiswrapper...

Thats what Im using. It's ndiswdm.inf and ndiswdm.sys. I traced the files back that win xp was using and copied them.  I've gotten as far as installing the driver with ndiswrap and it saying the driver works and device is present but still can't get it to do anything and no wireless extensions listed when I do iwconfig.  I'll try ifconfig -A and post the results here for yah.
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