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Thread: PCI Wireless card added, Marvell 88w8335 [Libertas]

  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    PCI Wireless card added, Marvell 88w8335 [Libertas]

    I added a PCI network card to my PC recently but cannot get it to work

    I have installed the drivers with ndiswrapper but no joy

    I have a USB wireless card that worked out of the box aswell (wlan0).

    Here is the info

    $ lspci | grep Marvell
    01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)

    $ ndiswrapper -l
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
    wg311v3 : driver installed
    device (11AB:1FAA) present

    $ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ndiswrapper 245248 0

    $ sudo lshw -C network
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless
    vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
    physical id: 6
    bus info: pci@0000:01:06.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=64
    resources: memory:e6000000-e600ffff memory:e6010000-e601ffff

  2. #2
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    Dec 2009
    Panama City, FL, USA
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: PCI Wireless card added, Marvell 88w8335 [Libertas]

    For starters it seems to be complaining that /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper needs to be renamed to ndiswrapper.conf.

    Honestly ndiswrapper has always been hit or miss for me. Are you using the right Windows driver in ndiswrapper? It should be for XP and if you run 64-bit you need the one for XP 64-bit. I don't think Vista/7 drivers work at all.

    What problem specifically are you having? Does ifconfig give you an interface for it? Are you having trouble connecting unencrypted and encrypted networks?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Re: PCI Wireless card added, Marvell 88w8335 [Libertas]

    It doesn't show up at all in ifconfig/iwconfig

    I renamed ndiswrapper to ndiswrapper.conf, that got rid of that warning, thanks

    Im not sure if i used x64 drivers! I'll re-install them to be sure and let you know

  4. #4
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    Mar 2007

    Re: PCI Wireless card added, Marvell 88w8335 [Libertas]

    I got the x64 drivers from here:

    Installed but got error -22 when i modprobe ndiswrapper

    all i neeedd was a reboot!

    got wlan0 and wlan1 now in iwconfig

    Thankyou for all your help!

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