Successful WPC54G install FC2 using ndiswrapper
pplouffe at servxperts.net
pplouffe at servxperts.net
Fri Aug 20 12:20:29 UTC 2004
Did you were able to enable WEP in your config ?
Jeff Ludwig <ludwig at che.udel.edu>:
> Hello everyone... just got my wireless card working and took some good
> notes I thought I would share with everyone... this little writeup is
> also on my wiki, http://www.rockytop.net/tavi/index.php?page=WPC54G feel
> free to make changes if I've missed something...
> This installation was performed on a Dell Inspiron 8000 running Fedora
> Core 2 (linux 2.6.7-1.494.2.2) using ndiswrapper-0.9, but I hope the
> procedure is general enough to be of some value to others. The first
> step was to obtain the kernel source code, this was accomplished via yum:
> yum install kernel-sourcecode
> It turns out in several Fedora kernels there is a kernel option which
> can cause problems, CONFIG_4KSTACKS. I recovered the kernel config by
> issuing a "make oldconfig" then checked ".config" to make sure the
> CONFIG_4KSTACKS option was not selected. For my particular choice of
> kernel it was not, but if it is selected you will need to rebuild your
> Next, download and unpack the ndiswrapper package and install the
> utilities as root: "make; make install"
> Attempt to load your windows driver, for me "ndiswrapper -i
> /mnt/cdrom/lsbcmnds.inf" did the trick. Issue a "ndiswrapper -l" and
> make sure the program does recognize your card as present. Next, issue a
> modprobe ndiswrapper to load the relevant kernel module and follow with
> iwconfig to see if your card is present.
> So far so good, next I ran "gnome-network-preferences", selected the
> configure option then setup a dummy wireless card on eth1 (pick any
> wireless driver) but used the proper ESSID, channel number and gateway.
> This should create the script
> "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1". Copy this file to
> "ifcfg-wlan0" and edit this file, changing the interface from eth1 to
> wlan0 and modify any other details to match your system. At this point I
> issued a "/sbin/ifup wlan0" and everything worked (after about 20 tries
> of screwing with card settings).
> For load on startup, all I did was add one line to /etc/modprobe.conf:
> "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" -- and somehow everything worked on next
> startup. It seems to me the ifup command somehow instructs the system
> which interfaces to load on startup as well as doing a host of other
> things... Read the ndiswrapper "INSTALL" instructures, they are very
> good altho I my /lib/modules/../build directory was *not* linked to the
> kernel source.
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