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    Question Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    Hello!

    Is anyone with a macbook pro Santa rosa using the network manager for managing his network? What drivers are installed?

    I dont like wicd and I cant do anything I could do with nm.

    So which drivers are you using?

    Ndiswrapper? Then which file from the apple dvd did you use?

    I need help!


    I am currently writing from Mac as I have destroyed my cable networ, too!!!


    Hardy sucks! Everything was so nice with gutsy....


    Please please help me

    Thank you very much!!!

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    depends on what version of Macbook Pro you are using. wicd has been recommended recently because something is broken with nm when using madwifi.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacBookPro/SantaRosa

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    Try Debian instead.
    Operating system: Debian Wheezy 7.0.
    Computer: Celeron 2 ghz laptop, 2 GB RAM.
    Linux user since -99.

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    Both answers arent very satisfying for me:

    cyberdork33, that was the point. I want to use network manager, cause it gives me the feeling to use a stable and modern operating system. And not wicd. I know that there are problems with madwifi, so I ask for the correct windows driver to use with ndiswrapper.

    khelben1979, sorry I will not change my whole operating system to get my network working. And i do not even have a garantee for this.


    My simple question is:
    Does anyone use a Macbook Pro with network manager? And then: How?

    Thanks in advance!

    Some information that might be interesting:
    Code:
    $ lspci | grep Ath
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5418 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    Last edited by philipp.; May 9th, 2008 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    Quote Originally Posted by philipp. View Post
    cyberdork33, that was the point. I want to use network manager, cause it gives me the feeling to use a stable and modern operating system. And not wicd. I know that there are problems with madwifi, so I ask for the correct windows driver to use with ndiswrapper.
    if you are using 63bit Ubuntu there are no 64bit Windows drivers.

    if you use 32bit windows drivers, they are on your Leopard DVD and will be installed much the same way that the Broadcom drivers are installed for those with Broadcom hardware (like on the Macbook Air). Those instructions should help you through the process, though you have to use the atheros driver rather than the broadcom driver:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...51dc0eee7a4ba7

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    Quote Originally Posted by philipp. View Post
    Hello!

    Is anyone with a macbook pro Santa rosa using the network manager for managing his network? What drivers are installed?

    So which drivers are you using?

    Ndiswrapper? Then which file from the apple dvd did you use?
    Yes, I use NetworkManager all the time with my Macbook Pro (santarosa).

    As mentioned, the madwifi drivers have some issues, so you definitely need to use ndiswrapper. I don't know where exactly to find these drivers, as I downloaded them off the internet (and don't have the link), but the driver I use is called:

    net5416

    I believe that it is part of the Atheros AR5416 driver package, so if you can find that, you've found your driver!

    I hope that helps.

    - Neil

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    I adapted the macbook air tutorial for my macbook 3,1 to install my driver
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...51dc0eee7a4ba7

    The driver installed correctly but I still could not get my wireless to work, hoping somebody can recommend a driver that worked for them

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    Red face Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    I installed the driver you have mentioned from the Mac CD #1 that came with the macbook pro. As in the tutorial. I have used
    net5416.inf

    But it does not work. Not with the network manager and even not with wicd.

    What can I do to have network connection??
    Code:
    $ lspci | grep Ath
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5418 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    philipp@philipp-laptop:/$ ndiswrapper -l
    net5416 : driver installed
            device (168C:0024) present (alternate driver: ath_pci)
    philipp@philipp-laptop:/$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"DSLWLAN"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:13:49:CD:91:B9
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:73/100  Signal level:-49 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    Very odd... I am using madwifi with network manager just fine on my Macbook Pro 3.1 (santa rosa).

    I didn't do anything -- clean 8.04 install followed by installing madwifi per the instructions on the macbookpro wiki page. I am not running ndiswrapper. Sometimes my connection drops, but otherwise, works fine.

    And I have the same hardware:

    Code:
    $ lspci | grep Ath
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5418 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    Sorry I can't be more helpful.
    Last edited by sunbird; May 10th, 2008 at 01:50 PM.
    Ubuntu 13.10x64 on Thinkpad x220 with crypted / and swap

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    Re: Macbook Pro Santa Rosa: Network manager - someone got it working?

    That sounds very strange...

    When did you install 8.04? Was it a fresh installation or an upgrade?

    How can I reinstall my ubuntu without loosing my configs and my installed apps?

    Thanks!

    One difference between our system I can see, is that I have 32 bit version installed and you 64 bit


    So what would you all say? Investigate and eliminate the error or reinstall?
    Last edited by philipp.; May 10th, 2008 at 06:37 PM.

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