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Old 26th June 2005, 09:40 AM
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Asus L3800C laptop plus Asus Wl-100g pcmcia wifi working (ndiswrapper with broadcom)

At first I did bot get it to work on the internet, locally it worked pretty fast with FC3.
I could ping my whole network but not outside it.
So there seemed to be some resolving problem but where?

Down my story. Suggestions on improvement are very welcome !

My experiences:
system-config-network as http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...ht=ndiswrapper
did not work as only known drivers are in the list, not ndiswrapper. So I could not add a connction with Networktools....

So I´ve done it completely manual: ndiswrapper v1.2
make distclean
make install
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
dmesg ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper (iw_set_bitrate:480): setting bit rate failed (C00000BB)
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
ndiswrapper (iw_set_bitrate:480): setting bit rate failed (C00000BB)
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
route del -net gw netmask
route add -host netmask gw
route add -host netmask gw
ifdown eth0
ifup wlan0
lo .................
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 0p:0d:A7:6D:AE:A2
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::20e:a6ff:fe9d:aea3/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:7954 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10154 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1281055 (1.2 MiB) TX bytes:963279 (940.7 KiB)
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"default" Nickname:"mobail"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: 0p:0d:A7:6D:AE:A2
Bit Rate=2Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:99/100 Signal level:-92 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:1258 Invalid misc:4375 Missed beacon:0
routing table:
[root@mobail ~]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 wlan0 * U 0 0 0 wlan0
default UG 0 0 0 wlan0
Added the script manually!!!
# RATE=54Mb/s
and testing the connection with my provider
[root@mobail ~]# ping www.chello.nl
PING www.chello.nl ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from www.chello.nl ( icmp_seq=0 ttl=248 time=11.6 ms
64 bytes from www.chello.nl ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=248 time=12.1 ms
64 bytes from www.chello.nl ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=248 time=11.7 ms
64 bytes from www.chello.nl ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=248 time=11.7 ms
64 bytes from www.chello.nl ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=248 time=13.3 ms
64 bytes from www.chello.nl ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=248 time=13.3 ms
PS: well see if I van get it into a script ....
Now Networktools does see my wlan0.... so the presence of ifcfg-wlan0 seems essential..
I can mod it now even better.
If I ran ndiswrapper -m before the systems crashes, thats why I want a post script...
Lucky me I had an image as it took the whole systems down...
Security: not installed yet, my access point does not reach far....
If I added wlan0 in the routing table with eth0 down Ie got a SIOCDELRT error, eth0 up and I could complete the addition.
So I will have to test whether it is a one time event or it must be put into the script.
I´ve used the dirver/inf form XP (2004 version).

Last edited by andre@home; 26th June 2005 at 10:18 AM.
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Old 26th June 2005, 08:27 PM
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After a restart I only had to give the command:
modprobe ndiswrapper
..... so that will be put in the last startup script from Fedora itself... rc.local (so far I recall)
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