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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    also on the first purge step i get the following:

    Removing ndiswrapper-common ...
    dpkg - warning: while removing ndiswrapper-common, directory `/etc/ndiswrapper' not empty so not removed.


    is this anything to consider?

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    same thing:

    NOTE: Windows driver configuration file format has changed since 1.5. You must re-install Windows drivers if they were installed before.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jk/ndiswrapper-1.53/utils'
    mkdir -p -m 0755 /usr/share/man/man8
    install -m 644 ndiswrapper.8 /usr/share/man/man8
    install -m 644 loadndisdriver.8 /usr/share/man/man8
    jk@jk-dell:~/ndiswrapper-1.53$ cd /home/jk/Desktop/80211g
    jk@jk-dell:~/Desktop/80211g$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    driver bcmwl5 is already installed
    jk@jk-dell:~/Desktop/80211g$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : invalid driver!

    jk@jk-dell:~/Desktop/80211g$

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    i'll give this a try now. when installing ndiswrapper i'm asked to load the ubuntu cd (gutsy) while it loads. could this be the source of the problem, maybe something not kosher on the original disk?
    Yes, it's possible that the ndiswrapper package on your Gutsy CD was corrupted, but if you installed from source, you shouldn't have this problem--installing from source doesn't (or shouldn't) involve the CD.
    Removing ndiswrapper-common ...
    dpkg - warning: while removing ndiswrapper-common, directory `/etc/ndiswrapper' not empty so not removed.
    That's alright; it always says this and it's nothing to worry about.
    Code:
    jk@jk-dell:~/Desktop/80211g$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    driver bcmwl5 is already installed
    jk@jk-dell:~/Desktop/80211g$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : invalid driver!
    What happens if you type:

    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -r bcmwl5
    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    If that doesn't change anything, what about:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -a 14e4:4318 bcmwl5
    I'm still perplexed as to what's going on...never seen this...but we'll figure it out. I have to sleep, however, so I may not be able to respond till tomorrow.

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    Thanks again Pytheas22, I used your commands, but I ended up with no network interfaces at all (except the loopback one)! Even after I 'completely removed' ndiswrapper in synaptic and then reinstalled it!

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    BINGO!!

    ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

    does the trick!!

    jk@jk-dell:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    jk@jk-dell:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4318) present (alternate
    driver: bcm43xx)

    now to proceed with the rest of the instructions.

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    Thanks again Pytheas22, I used your commands, but I ended up with no network interfaces at all (except the loopback one)! Even after I 'completely removed' ndiswrapper in synaptic and then reinstalled it!
    John164918a,

    Please reboot your computer, then run all of the following commands and post the output here:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r b43 b43legacy b44 ssb ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dmesg | grep -e ndis -e wlan
    That will help to diagnose whatever's going on. Sorry that the commands from yesterday didn't help.
    BINGO!!

    ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

    does the trick!!

    jk@jk-dell:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
    installing bcmwl5 ...
    jk@jk-dell:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:431 present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

    now to proceed with the rest of the instructions.
    sagesparrow,

    Glad that's finally cleared up. Please let me know your results after running the rest of the commands. If they complete without errors but you still don have wireless after a reboot, please post the output of:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep -e ndis -e wlan
    ndiswrapper -l
    uname -m
    lshw -C Network

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    everything ran without error but still no wireless. i do see the wireless connection under network settings though so that's an improvement. enabling connection under properties doesn't seem to stay enabled. i may not be up on how to set these settings. here are the outputs you asked about:

    jk@jk-dell:~$ dmesg | grep -e ndis -e wlan
    [ 16.720000] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 16.804000] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100.15.5) loaded
    [ 16.812000] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 5
    [ 17.172000] wlan0: ethernet device 00:14:a5:0e:c6:35 using NDIS driver: bcmwl5, version: 0x4640f05, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 14E4:4318.5.conf
    [ 17.172000] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [ 17.172000] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 17.272000] ndiswrapper: changing interface name from 'wlan0' to 'eth1'
    jk@jk-dell:~$ dmesg | grep -e ndis -e wlan
    [ 16.720000] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 16.804000] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100.15.5) loaded
    [ 16.812000] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 5
    [ 17.172000] wlan0: ethernet device 00:14:a5:0e:c6:35 using NDIS driver: bcmwl5, version: 0x4640f05, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 14E4:4318.5.conf
    [ 17.172000] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [ 17.172000] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 17.272000] ndiswrapper: changing interface name from 'wlan0' to 'eth1'

    jk@jk-dell:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

    jk@jk-dell:~$ uname -m
    i686


    jk@jk-dell:~$ lshw -C Network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network:0 DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 4
    bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 02
    serial: 00:14:a5:0e:c6:35
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.53+Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100. latency=64 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 5
    bus info: pci@0000:02:05.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:11:43:f2:6d:b2
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.77 firmware=5705-v3.16 ip=192.168.153.121 latency=64 mingnt=64 module=tg3 multicast=yes


    thanks for all your time. how to enable eth1 seems to be the next move, yes?

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    That all looks good. It's strange that the interface is being renamed to eth1--generally it's wlan0--but that shouldn't be a problem.

    If you type:
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth1 up
    can you connect? Also, in the System>Administration>Network window, make sure that roaming mode is enabled for the wireless card.

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    I don't see the option for enabling Roaming Mode at network settings though I do remember seeing this sometime in past attempts.

    Still don't see available networks. Shouldn't there be an icon on the taskbar or upper panels showing the wireless networks?

    If I go on the network settings,highlight Wireless Connection (shows "This network interface is not configured"), properties, check enable, set to DHCP and nothing else is added, nothing happens and enable does not remain checked.

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    Re: Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide

    Yes, there should be an icon in the upper-right part of your screen that you can click on and it would show wireless networks. I'll attach a screenshot here with an arrow pointing to what that icon looks like on my computer. You should *left*-click and see a list of networks.

    My screenshot also shows where the roaming-mode option should be. Do you not see this?

    We can also try to find networks from the command line. Please post the output of:
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth1 up
    sudo iwlist eth1 scan; sudo iwlist eth1 scan
    dmesg | grep -e ndis -e eth1 -e wlan
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