Asus WL-100g under Debian

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Bart Kneepkens, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I'm trying to get my Asus WL-100g WLAN card to work under Debian Sarge with
    kernel 2.6.8-1-686, on my Toshiba Satellite 1400-103 notebook (Celeron 1.33
    I downloaded the ndiswrapper 0.11-rc1 source using apt-get (deb ./) and compiled it; this all
    worked fine.
    Using the Win2K drivers, I did:

    thunderbolt:~# ndiswrapper -i /usr/src/win32_wlan_drv/bcmwl5.inf
    Installing bcmwl5

    thunderbolt:~# ndiswrapper -l
    Installed ndis drivers:
    bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present

    The above seems OK to me.

    thunderbolt:~# modprobe ndiswrapper
    ndiswrapper version 0.11_rc1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)

    According to
    , I should see a line like "wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device
    xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx" as well. I don't see that line and it doesn't appear in
    syslog either. The result is that iwconfig doesn't see any wireless devices:

    thunderbolt:~# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

    /etc/ndiswrapper does contain a bcmwl5 dir, which seems to contain all the
    necessary files:

    thunderbolt:~# ls -la /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5/
    total 524
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Oct 2 16:02 .
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 Oct 2 16:02 ..
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 48 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4301.conf ->
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 463 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4301:1043:0103.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 463 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4301:1043:0120.conf
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 48 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320.conf ->
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320:1043:100F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320:1043:103F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320:1043:120F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320:14E4:100F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320:14E4:103F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 Oct 2 16:02 14E4:4320:14E4:120F.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 257692 Oct 2 16:02 bcmwl5.inf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 265728 Oct 2 16:02 bcmwl5.sys

    I'm stuck here. I followed the installation instructions and all seemed to
    go well, but the driver simply isn't loaded. The card itself is OK, it works
    flawlessly under WinXP on the same notebook.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

    Bart Kneepkens, Oct 2, 2004
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  2. Bart Kneepkens

    somekool Guest

    have you got it to work ?
    I'm planning to buy this card...
    but I can't find anybody to got it to work.

    this seems to be a good card.


    somekool, Nov 18, 2004
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