The driver link is here: http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/realtek/wifi/rtl-8191se_1080.7.0520(www.station-drivers.com).exe
I used wine to extract the exe directly in linux as i didn't have a usbkey handy to copy it over.
Same ndiswrapper commands as before, brought up wlan0 (not using Ubuntu, but the latest OpenSUSE milestone). Looks like encryption does not work, but I'll tinker a bit.
Lenovo TP T400
Linux linux-cijc 126.96.36.199-1-default #1 SMP 2009-07-20 20:31:16 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)
net8192se : driver installed
device (10EC:8172) present
[ 8433.024724] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 8433.040021] ndiswrapper: driver net8192se (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,05/20/2009,1080.7.0520.2009) loaded
[ 8433.040604] ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 8433.041406] ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 8433.376098] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 17
[ 8433.752147] wlan0 (ndiswrapper): not using net_device_ops yet
[ 8433.754259] wlan0: ethernet device 00:24:2c:e7:24:5a using NDIS driver: net8192se, version: 0x500a5, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Realtek RTL8192SE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC ', 10EC:8172.5.conf
[ 8433.754304] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:130 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I'm going to give that solution a shot on my Gentoo installation, hopefully with some kind of success.
I'll try it when I get home and I'll report back here.
If I get to the same stage as you guys I will start tinkering with the encryption as well.
Would like for network manager to work because I have a few locations that would like to autodetect, but I am satisfied as is. Will try using network manager again.
I can confirm that this solution works, however I was not able to connect to my WPA personal TKIP network (this is without network manager)
I will test it on some other encrypted networks when I get the chance.
Another interesting point, it appears your out of luck if you want to use a 64 bit version of linux. The 64 bit windows drivers don't work through ndiswrapper.
Any news about the 64 bit version?
Any news regarding the encryption tinkering? I'm connecting to a WEP network at uni and then connecting to a PPTP VPN, which was all very easy on my old Thinkpad using network manager with the appropriate plugins, but with my new T400 I can't get it to work. Following the ndiswrapper instructions I get the card to appear in network manager, and it shows all the available networks, but it can't connect to the WEP network. The tray icon just keeps turning around with the green lights on for a while and then returns to where you have to put in the WEP key (and yes, I have tested the key elsewhere and it works on a old Thinkpad R51 with Ubuntu 9.04).
Some of you report that encryption works for you in network manager - is there any tweaking I need to do? I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 with kernel 188.8.131.52.
Any help is greatly appreciated.