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  1. #1
    Kealin NNTP User

    Default Netgear WN511B issues

    I have just installed SuSE on my Mrs. laptop she got from a friend. Its an old POS (hp n5420l) and am still kinda new to linux. I have already put the card into the pcmcia slot and used ndiswrapper to create the drivers, blacklisted the native driver, and still cant get the card to show up in YaST. If anyone can please give me a hand, i would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    download this script

    Benutzeranleitung/Usersguide von/of collectNWData | collectNWData.sh

    that Axel recommends; it was developed by framp in Germany and seems to run very well;

    you might even discern the answer you need by reading the results: it safely analyses your system without risking it;

    if you cannot discern the answer, post the results back and forum may be able to help you

  3. #3
    Kealin NNTP User

    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    ran it and this is what it told me.

    Code:
    collectNWData.sh V0.6.1.15 (Rev: 1.165, Build: 2009/09/02 18:39:22)
    --- Which type of your network connection should be tested?
    --- (2) Wireless connection (WLAN)
    --- What's the type of networktopology?
    --- (1) WLAN access point <---> LinuxClient
    --- On which host is the script executed?
    --- (1) LinuxClient
    !!! CND0110E: For the selected connection type there was no active network interface found on your system
    !!! CND0260E: ndiswrapper for wn511b can't be used in parallel with linux native driver ssb
    !!! CND0230W: IPV6 enabled
    !!! CND0310W: Classic network configuration with ifup was detected. Configuration with knetworkmanager is much easier
    --- Go to http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND#English to get more detailed instructions about the error/warning messages and how to fix the problems
    --- If you still don't have success then post the contents of file collectNWData.txt in the net (see http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND_UPL#English for links) and then the nopaste link on your favorite Linux forum.
    ==================================================================================================================
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** uname -a
    Linux ledonne 2.6.27.7-9-pae #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** cat /etc/*-release
    openSUSE 11.1 (i586)
    VERSION = 11.1
    LSB_VERSION="core-2.0-noarch:core-3.2-noarch:core-2.0-ia32:core-3.2-ia32"
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** cat /etc/resolv | grep -vi "search"
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** cat /etc/hosts
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    127.0.0.2       ledonne.site ledonne
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** cat /etc/HOSTNAME
    ledonne.site
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** route
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** ifconfig
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:382 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:382 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:25892 (25.2 Kb)  TX bytes:25892 (25.2 Kb)
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** ping tests
    connect: Network is unreachable
    Ping of 195.135.220.3 failed
    ping: unknown host www.suse.de
    Ping of www.suse.de failed
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** dhcpcd-test
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** lspci
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG [14e4:4329] (rev 01)
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 103: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro 1/2/4GB Flash Drive
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** hwinfo --netcard; # (filtered)
    21: PCI 600.0: 0280 Network controller
      Model: "Broadcom BCM43XG"
      Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
      Device: pci 0x4329 "BCM43XG"
      SubVendor: pci 0x1385 "Netgear"
      SubDevice: pci 0x7b00 
      Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
      Driver Modules: "ssb"
        Driver Status: ssb is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** lsmod
    | ac97_bus                | agpgart                 | ata_generic             | ata_piix                 |
    | autofs4                 | b43                     | binfmt_misc             | cdrom                    |
    | cfg80211                | crc_ccitt               | crc_t10dif              | dm_mod                   |
    | dock                    | edd                     | ext3                    | fat                      |
    | floppy                  | fuse                    | hwmon                   | i2c_core                 |
    | i2c_piix4               | ide_cd_mod              | ide_core                | ide_disk                 |
    | ide_pci_generic         | input_polldev           | intel_agp               | ip_tables                |
    | iptable_filter          | ipv6                    | ircomm                  | ircomm_tty               |
    | irda                    | isp1760                 | jbd                     | joydev                   |
    | led_class               | libata                  | loop                    | lp                       |
    | mac80211                | mbcache                 | ndiswrapper             | nls_cp437                |
    | nls_iso8859_1           | parport                 | parport_pc              | pci_hotplug              |
    | pcmcia                  | pcmcia_core             | pcspkr                  | piix                     |
    | ppdev                   | raw                     | rfkill                  | rsrc_nonstatic           |
    | rtc_cmos                | rtc_core                | rtc_lib                 | scsi_mod                 |
    | sd_mod                  | sg                      | shpchp                  | snd                      |
    | snd_ac97_codec          | snd_maestro3            | snd_mixer_oss           | snd_page_alloc           |
    | snd_pcm                 | snd_pcm_oss             | snd_seq                 | snd_seq_device           |
    | snd_timer               | soundcore               | sr_mod                  | ssb                      |
    | st                      | thermal_sys             | uhci_hcd                | usb_storage              |
    | usbcore                 | vfat                    | x_tables                | yenta_socket             |
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-[earwd]* | egrep -v ".*=''"
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
    BOOTPROTO='dhcp'
    STARTMODE='auto'
    USERCONTROL='no'
    WIRELESS_AUTH_MODE='open'
    WIRELESS_BITRATE='auto'
    WIRELESS_DEFAULT_KEY='@@@@@@'
    WIRELESS_KEY_LENGTH='@@@@@@'
    WIRELESS_MODE='Managed'
    WIRELESS_POWER='yes'
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** Actual date for bias of following greps
    11:04:48 2009-10-21
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** grep -i radio /var/log/boot.msg | tail -n 5
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** dmesg | grep -i radio | tail -n 5
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** tail -n 300 /var/log/messages* | /usr/bin/grep -i firmware | tail -n 5
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** ls /lib/firmware
    | 2.6.27.7-9-default      | 2.6.27.7-9-pae          | 2.6.27.7-9-xen          | 3CCFEM556.cis            |
    | 3CXEM556.cis            | COMpad2.cis             | COMpad4.cis             | DP83903.cis              |
    | E-CARD.cis              | LA-PCM.cis              | MT5634ZLX.cis           | NE2K.cis                 |
    | PCMLM28.cis             | PE-200.cis              | PE520.cis               | RS-COM-2P.cis            |
    | aica_firmware.bin       | asihpi                  | digiface_firmware.bin   | digiface_firmware_rev11.bin |
    | ea                      | emagic                  | emu                     | ess                      |
    | korg                    | mixart                  | multiface_firmware.bin  | multiface_firmware_rev11.bin |
    | pcxhr                   | sb16                    | tamarack.cis            | vx                       |
    | yamaha                  |
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** ndiswrapper -l
    wn511b : driver installed
    	device (14E4:4329) present (alternate driver: ssb)
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** Active processes
    wpa_supplicant:NO knetworkmanager:NO nm-applet:NO
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** grep NETWORKMANAGER /etc/sysconfig/network/config
    NETWORKMANAGER="no"
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** grep -i persistent /etc/sysconfig/network/config
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** grep 'eth|ath|wlan|ra' /etc/udev/rules.d/*net_persistent* /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net
    /usr/bin/egrep: /etc/udev/rules.d/*net_persistent*: No such file or directory
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** grep -r 'eth[0-10]|ath[0-10]|wlan[0-10]|ra[0-10]' /etc/modprobe.*
    /etc/modprobe.conf:install eth0             /bin/true
    /etc/modprobe.conf:install eth1             /bin/true
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** iwlist scanning
    No WLANs found
    ==================================================================================================================
    *** NWEliza states
    DI:0 dI:0 NI:1 cNI:1 NDIS:1 NIWL:1 IP6:1 KM:0 WLW: 0 AP:0
    no matter how i try to configure the network settings, it doesnt want to connect. HELP!

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    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    On 10/21/2009 10:16 AM, Kealin wrote:
    >
    > ran it and this is what it told me.
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > collectNWData.sh V0.6.1.15 (Rev: 1.165, Build: 2009/09/02 18:39:22)
    > --- Which type of your network connection should be tested?
    > --- (2) Wireless connection (WLAN)
    > --- What's the type of networktopology?
    > --- (1) WLAN access point <---> LinuxClient
    > --- On which host is the script executed?
    > --- (1) LinuxClient
    > !!! CND0110E: For the selected connection type there was no active network interface found on your system
    > !!! CND0260E: ndiswrapper for wn511b can't be used in parallel with linux native driver ssb


    Blacklist ssb.


  5. #5
    Kealin NNTP User

    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    I have already put the card into the pcmcia slot and used ndiswrapper to create the drivers, blacklisted the native driver
    I have confirmed and reconfirmed that it is blacklisted. Maybe i wrote the entry wrong. in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.txt i typed "blacklist <ssb>" without the quotes.

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    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    On 10/21/2009 02:46 PM, Kealin wrote:
    >
    >> I have already put the card into the pcmcia slot and used ndiswrapper to
    >> create the drivers, blacklisted the native driver

    >
    > I have confirmed and reconfirmed that it is blacklisted. Maybe i wrote
    > the entry wrong. in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.txt i typed "blacklist
    > <ssb>" without the quotes.


    Get rid of the brackets as well.

  7. #7
    Kealin NNTP User

    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    ok, Ive removed the bracketsm collectNWData.sh show's all is ok. but i still cant connect to any network. I am also noticing when i try a manual config of the network, it says "wireless card (no hwinfo)" could this be the issue, and if it is, how do i fix it?

  8. Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    there's a package named compat-wireless in the update repo, have you got it installed ?

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    Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    On 10/22/2009 11:26 AM, broumbroum23 wrote:
    >
    > there's a package named compat-wireless in the update repo, have you got
    > it installed ?


    Compat-wireless will not work for a 14e4:4329! He either needs to use
    ndiswrapper of Broadcom-wl. Obviously, he chose ndiswrapper.

  10. Default Re: Netgear WN511B issues

    well I've got several wireless cards/dongle installed on various computers, which have also different way to setting up.
    e.g. all intel wless mini pci cards were recognized by the default set of kernel modules in opensuse 11.1, where all of the dongles needed a optional module.
    2 mini-pci from intel wlan were alright at first boot.
    1 dongle from linksys was right ok with ndiswrapper
    2 netgear dongles weren't ok with ndiswrapper, and I found compat-wireless on the web, compiled and installed in 3 hours...But it went fine. that could be avoided if i had checked the open build service repositories for compat-wireless before.

    Index of /repositories/driver:/wireless

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