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nduanetesh
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PostPosted: Sun 08 May 2005, 20:23    Post_subject:  HowTo for pcmcia wireless?  

Hi,

I feel like I'm setting myself up for a "here's the link, moron" answer, but I've been searching the old forum and can't find what I'm looking for. Did anybody ever post a straightforward, generic set of instructions for using ndiswrapper and pcmcia? Many posts come up if you search "ndiswrapper", but a lot of them are pretty old and don't give the information I'm looking for.

I'm trying to get my girlfriend's laptop on the net using her netgear wpn511 wireless card. I have the windows drivers and am ready to roll...if only I could figure out the "type [blank] at a terminal window" part.

Any help appreciated.

ND

Oh, and maybe I should mention that I'd like to do it using the multisession CD...does that make a difference? If I have to go to the liveCD, that's no problem.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2005, 17:12    Post_subject:  

I don't know if PCMCIA cards work the same, but this is how I set up my PCI card:
1. Get the Ndiswrapper stuff I needed from Bladehunter (driver, config files, etc) and extract to the proper locations (make sure you get some files that look like 1234:2323:13434.conf, otherwise it didn't extract correctly).
2. Edit /etc/rc.d/wireless.conf to work for my card (FYI, if your network is Infrastructure, that's Managed in this file.)
3. Add this stuff to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

#This should make the wireless junk work.
. /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless

rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth1.pid 2>/dev/null
rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth1.cache 2>/dev/null
rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth1.info 2>/dev/null

dhcpcd eth1


4. Reboot and pray.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2005, 17:29    Post_subject:  

Am I correct that ndiswrapper is included in puppy now? But associated config files are not? or are they all device specific?

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2005, 18:06    Post_subject:  

The module, which is what runs when it does the network, is in Puppy. The other parts that take the Windows driver and spit out a bunch of files you need isn't in Puppy, so someone with a normal distro that has the full Ndiswrapper needs to take the drivers and run them through the program then give you the outputted files. Bladehunter was doing this before, but he doesn't seem to have migrated over here yet. Well, I guess I could try it. Attach your driver files and I'll give it a shot.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2005, 18:13    Post_subject:  

This would be a perfect chance for someone to test the cut down perl binaries I posted in the the cutting edge forum with NDisWrapper Smile

Either way I try and do it myself tonight.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 May 2005, 23:19    Post_subject:  

Thanks guys. I'll have my g/f email me the drivers (she lives two hours away) and then I'll post them here for you guys to process. This will be awesome if we can get it to work!
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PostPosted: Tue 10 May 2005, 22:53    Post_subject:  

HI guys,

Finally got the drivers in my hot little hands, and now I'm uploading them to you guys! Hope somebody can run them through the grinder for me. And I hope that I have the sense to be able to make use of them once you do. I won't be seeing my lady's laptop until sunday (interesting play on words there), so no big rush on these. If you need any other files or anything, just let me know. Thanks in advance.

ND
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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2005, 01:50    Post_subject:  

Hey

I just run it through, although I am not sure what you have to do next.

I think you just have to extract this archive to /etc (so a "ndiswrapper" dir will be created), and then your drivers will be loaded and you'll be able to "modprobe" the "ndisdriver" kernel module, etc, etc ...

PS

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2005, 17:41    Post_subject:  

rc.d_files.tar
Yeah, you'll want to extract that to /etc, then you'll want to download the .tar I attached and extract that in /etc too. It will add the /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless and /etc/rc.d/wireless.conf files. Then you need to edit /etc/rc.d/wireless.conf to work with your modem, like I said earlier. Finally, add this stuff to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

#This should make the wireless junk work.
. /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless
rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth1.pid 2>/dev/null
rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth1.cache 2>/dev/null
rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth1.info 2>/dev/null
dhcpcd eth1
#End of wireless junk

That should do it. Then just reboot and hopefully it will work.

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2005, 21:36    Post_subject:  

Thanks guys!

Talk about fast service running those drivers through Ndiswrapper...

As I think I mentioned before, I won't be able to play with the 'puter 'til sunday, so I won't be able to report any news until then. That'll give me some time to read up on ndiswrapper, though. And hopefully with the info and help I've gotten from you guys, it'll be a snap to set up. (fingers crossed)

Thanks again! You'll hear from me on sunday.

ND
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2005, 23:59    Post_subject:  

One word

Ndiswrapper won't be loaded by the pcmcia subsystem. You load ndiswrapper via modprobe or whatever and then config the card.

For cards covered by the pcmcia subsystem editng /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts with automagically do all the work.

Just for the record I did do a quick howto on pcmcia setup and wireless, both with Ndiswrapper (PC Cards 32 bit) and cardmgr (older 16 bit cards)
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PostPosted: Fri 13 May 2005, 00:18    Post_subject:  

bladehunter wrote:


Just for the record I did do a quick howto on pcmcia setup and wireless, both with Ndiswrapper (PC Cards 32 bit) and cardmgr (older 16 bit cards)


I was pretty sure that you did, but I got disheartened after searching the old forum for an hour or two and not coming up with it. You get a LOT of results when you do a search for "ndiswrapper". I would be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction.

I'm going to poke around a little bit with 1.0.2 on that machine, before going for the ndiswrapper solution. I had gotten the card working about two months ago with another live-CD, but I can't remember which one it was...I think I was carrying around Knoppix, Feather and Puppy at the time, so it was probably Knoppix. And it was totally by blind stumbling...you know, one of those situations where you just poke around with things for an hour or two and suddenly it works and you have no idea what you did. But I'm sure I didn't manually load ndiswrapper or set up any card specific drivers...

So, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that with the magic of puppy's new kernel, magical bits of magical internet data will magically flit through the air at the speed of light from a magical router to this newly magically recognized and configured wireless card....but if not, I'll go in armed with information and ndiswrapper and force it into submission.

Thanks for the help so far, everyone. And once again, Bladehunter, if you could point me in the right direction for your howtos (even just give me the title of the thread, if you remember), I'd appreciate it.

ND

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PostPosted: Fri 13 May 2005, 17:38    Post_subject:  

Wouldn't happen to be this, would it? I ran past it a minute ago when I was looking for something else.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 May 2005, 18:05    Post_subject:  

Yep that was the one, long before Barry officially had PCMCIA up and going in Puppy.

But I think the rc.wireless & wireless.conf files I posted make it a lot easier, especially with ndiswrapper.

Maybe a wizzard that could go thru the steps to get all the parameters of a user and then write the config file and make changes for rc.local would even be more easier ?
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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2005, 11:06    Post_subject:  

Hi guys,
Whelp, I'm writing this from WinXP, which should tell you that I've had some problems...

I extracted all of the files given and edited the appropriate file. When I reboot puppy, just before x starts, there is an error message which reads,

insmod: can't read 'ndiswrapper': no such file or directory

Any idea what's going on?

Thanks for the continued help

ND
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