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    Cool USB sitecom TW-169: installed though no connection

    I habe an USB sitecom TW-169 that should be to connect my local to my wireless network. With the help of ndiswrapper I installed the windows driver and the device was recognized. Alsi my wireless network became visible. However when I try to connect to it, it won't connect.

    Anybody an idea how to make this work?

    Some info from my system:
    Code:
    rick@servert:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    net8187b : driver installed
        device (0DF6:002A) present
    netrtuw : driver installed
    Code:
    rick@servert:~$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 007: ID 0df6:002a Sitecom Europe B.V. 
    Bus 005 Device 005: ID 0566:3013 Monterey International Corp. 
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0566:3020 Monterey International Corp. 
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c046 Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Code:
    rick@servert:~$ uname -m
    i686
    Code:
    rick@servert:~$ lshw -C Network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 19
           serial: 00:13:d4:0e:15:e2
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A latency=0 module=sky2 multicast=yes
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: VT6105 [Rhine-III]
           vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
           physical id: 9
           bus info: pci@0000:01:09.0
           logical name: eth1
           version: 85
           serial: 00:40:f4:60:4c:46
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 latency=64 maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 module=via_rhine multicast=yes
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:0c:f6:41:ce:67
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+net8187b driverversion=1.52+Realtek Semiconductor Corp. multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    rick@servert:~$ dmesg | grep -e ndis -e wlan
    [   61.838201] ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [   62.390658] ndiswrapper: driver net8187b (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,07/18/2007,5.1097.0718.2007) loaded
    [   65.911271] wlan0: ethernet device 00:0c:f6:41:ce:67 using NDIS driver: net8187b, version: 0x1, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0DF6:002A.F.conf
    [   65.911355] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [   65.911440] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [   95.911377] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  229.867636] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  229.930655] ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
    [  229.961095] ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [  230.282704] ndiswrapper: driver net8187b (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,07/18/2007,5.1097.0718.2007) loaded
    [  233.812920] wlan0: ethernet device 00:0c:f6:41:ce:67 using NDIS driver: net8187b, version: 0x1, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Realtek RTL8187 Wireless LAN USB NIC                                     ', 0DF6:002A.F.conf
    [  233.813452] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [  233.813751] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  645.140517] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  645.338261] ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
    [  645.376572] ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [  645.674904] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
    [  645.674920] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
    [  645.674932] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
    [  645.674943] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
    [  645.674953] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
    [  645.674964] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
    [  645.674979] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
    [  645.674990] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
    [  645.675001] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
    [  645.675012] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
    [  645.675072] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
    [  645.675086] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
    [  645.675115] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
    [  645.675143] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
    [  645.675160] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
    [  645.675170] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
    [  645.675181] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
    [  645.675192] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
    [  645.675199] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: WDFLDR.SYS:'WdfVersionUnbind'
    [  645.675206] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: WDFLDR.SYS:'WdfVersionBind'
    [  645.675209] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:210): couldn't prepare driver 'net8187b'
    [  645.679069] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:112): couldn't load driver net8187b; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
    [  645.679101] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  714.455702] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  714.457067] ndiswrapper (ntoskernel_exit:2708): object f19ff320(2) was not freed, freeing it now
    [  714.482849] ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [  714.496190] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  723.643851] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  723.670524] ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [  723.929692] ndiswrapper: driver net8187b (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,07/18/2007,5.1097.0718.2007) loaded
    [  727.459661] wlan0: ethernet device 00:0c:f6:41:ce:67 using NDIS driver: net8187b, version: 0x1, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0DF6:002A.F.conf
    [  727.460076] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [  727.460378] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [  979.714536] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 1132.652371] ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
    [ 1147.130239] ndiswrapper: driver net8187b (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,07/18/2007,5.1097.0718.2007) loaded
    [ 1150.660329] wlan0: ethernet device 00:0c:f6:41:ce:67 using NDIS driver: net8187b, version: 0x1, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0DF6:002A.F.conf
    [ 1150.660767] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [ 1660.962364] ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
    [ 2106.200066] ndiswrapper: driver net8187b (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,07/18/2007,5.1097.0718.2007) loaded
    [ 2109.733807] wlan0: ethernet device 00:0c:f6:41:ce:67 using NDIS driver: net8187b, version: 0x1, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0DF6:002A.F.conf
    [ 2109.734218] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK

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    Re: USB sitecom TW-169: installed though no connection

    *bump*.

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    Re: USB sitecom TW-169: installed though no connection

    nobody?

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    Re: USB sitecom TW-169: installed though no connection

    Hi All!

    Not sure whether this is the proper thread to post this solution in, but it is the only one I could find that was specifically on the Sitecom TW-169 wireless adapter.

    After a lot of fiddling around, I got this adapter to work (on Ubuntu 10.10) with NDIS wrapper.

    Going through the installed files for this adapter in WinXP, I only found a .sys file, but the NDIS wrapper needs a .inf file.
    Thanks to the info in this post I figured out I might be able to use the Realtek Driver for the chipset RTL8187, since the sitecom adapter uses this chipset.
    I downloaded this driver from the Realtek support site. (That page shows several drivers, scroll down for the 8187B driver..)
    Then, I tried using this driver in NDIS wrapper, but it reported "Hardware present: No".

    I was stumped for a while, but finally thought about the fact that the Sitecom device might have a different hardware id. So I used
    Code:
    lsusb
    to find the hardware id for my device. In my case this came back with:
    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0df6:002a Sitecom Europe B.V.
    Then I opened up the .inf file (from the Realtek driver package) and changed the hardware id references to match my hardware. In my case this meant changing
    Code:
    USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8187&REV_0200
    into
    Code:
    USB\VID_0DF6&PID_002A&REV_0200
    for every occurence in the .inf file (except the line that starts with "ExcludeFromSelect").

    After removing and installing the driver again (via the NDIS wrapper GUI) it reported "Hardware present: Yes" !

    I am posting this reply via the Sitecom TW-169 connected to my home wireless network, so it seems to be working well

    Hope this helps anyone who might be struggling to get this USB Wireless adapter to work with Ubuntu!
    Last edited by dekatvandeburen; January 2nd, 2011 at 04:03 PM. Reason: Minor changes to increase readability

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