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    PCI wifi card wg311v3(Marvell) + lubuntu 12.10 PROBLEM

    PCI wifi card wg311v3(Marvell) + lubuntu 12.10

    Hello there,

    I just installed lubuntu 12.10 on a P4 machine with 1GB RAM.
    Installation went smoothly and all work ok but the wifi card.
    Connection through wired ethernet (lan cable to router) works fine.

    uname -m returns i686, so I installed the 32bit version of OS.

    I then tried to build the driver for the card following the instructions from
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/marvell...cicard-driver/
    as per their instructions:

    Step # 1: Install Ndiswrapper utilities

    Open the terminal and type the following command:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ apt-cache search ndiswrapper-utils
    $ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

    It installed with no visible errors.

    Step # 2: Download Windows Driver for Marvell 88w8335 PCI chipset

    $ cd /tmp/
    $ wget ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wg311v3_1_0.zip
    $ unzip wg311v3_1_0.zip

    OK no problem.

    Step # 3: Install Driver

    To install driver, enter:
    $ cd "/tmp/WG311v3 V1.0/Driver/Windows XP/"
    $ sudo ndiswrapper -i WG311v3.INF

    It worked fine.

    Verify that driver was installed:
    $ ndiswrapper -l

    Output:

    mrv8335 : driver installed
    device (11AB:1FAA) present

    I got similar message.

    wg311v3 : driver installed
    device (11AB:1FAA) present

    Finally, install ndiswrapper driver itself:
    $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

    That did not work, producing the following message:

    FATAL: module ndiswrapper not found.

    I got a problem here.
    Following your ndiswrapper troubleshooting tutorial, I did the following:

    $ lshw -c network

    That got me the following response:

    $ sudo lshw -c network
    *-network:0 UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless
    vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
    physical id: a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=32
    resources: memory:ea000000-ea00ffff memory:ea010000-ea01ffff
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: SMC2-1211TX
    vendor: Accton Technology Corporation
    physical id: d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 00:10:b5:09:ac:7c
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 100Mbit/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.2 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:11 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:ea020000-ea0200ff

    I then tried

    $ lspci -nn

    and got the following response:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8753 [P4X266 AGP] [1106:3128] (rev 01)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP] [1106:b091]
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
    00:0d.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX [1113:1211] (rev 10)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge [1106:3147]
    00:11.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 06)
    00:11.2 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 23)
    00:11.3 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 23)
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller [1106:3059] (rev 40)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] [1002:5960] (rev 01)
    01:00.1 Display controller [0380]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) [1002:5940] (rev 01)

    I tried to locate the issue with $sudo modprobe ndiswrapper following some of your guidelines.

    $locate ndiswrapper.ko

    returned nothing!

    $lsmod | grep ndis

    returned nothing!

    $echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

    returned ndiswrapper.

    $ dmesg |grep -e ndis -e wlan

    returned nothing!

    Following your instructions I removed ndiswrapper and reinstalled it again.
    I then run the same tests and got the same results.

    Apparently the action:

    Run iwconfig to see wlan0 interface:
    $ iwconfig

    produced the following message:

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.


    I stopped at this point and thought to seek some help.
    Any ideas to solve my $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    issue would be welcomed.
    Thanking in advance,

    Konstantinos

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    Re: PCI wifi card wg311v3(Marvell) + lubuntu 12.10 PROBLEM

    Open the terminal and type the following command:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ apt-cache search ndiswrapper-utils
    $ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    With a temporary internet connection, try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    Now does it work? If not, you'll probably need to compile ndiswrapper -1.58rc1 here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/20608...le-ndiswrapper
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: PCI wifi card wg311v3(Marvell) + lubuntu 12.10 PROBLEM

    I'm having similar issues. Since I upgraded to Precise Pangolin, I can no longer get internet. I ran happily using ndiswrapper since Jaunty.

    If I follow the instructions on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...tgear_WG311_v3

    I get to the bit where I run the command 'ndiswrapper -l'. This brings up a message "WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release." followed by the correct output of:

    Wg311v3 : driver installed
    Device (11AB:1FAA) present


    On typing 'sudo modprobe ndiswrapper', I get the same warning, followed by 'FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found'.


    So I tried following the instructions on this page:


    http://justanyone.blogspot.co.uk/201...ear-wg311.html


    Alas, on running the command 'sudo apt-get install dkms ndiswrapper-dkms', I get:



    Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe ndiswrapper-dkms all 1.57-1ubuntu1
    Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
    Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-dkms_1.57-1ubuntu1_all.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?


    Is this because I need to actually be connected to the internet in order to do this bit, and if so, does anyone know another way? Reason being, I'm a lodger in someone else's house and I don't think it would go down too well if I carted my huge desktop PC and monitor etc... into the dining room to connect with an ethernet cable.


    Any advice greatly appreciated.

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    Re: PCI wifi card wg311v3(Marvell) + lubuntu 12.10 PROBLEM

    Is this because I need to actually be connected to the internet in order to do this bit,
    Yes, exactly. You could download the package here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/ndiswrapper-dkms

    Download it on some other computer, transfer it on a USB key or similar and get it to your desktop. Then open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    cd Desktop
    sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-dkms*.deb
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: PCI wifi card wg311v3(Marvell) + lubuntu 12.10 PROBLEM

    You star, that worked. Thanks

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