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    kjslag NNTP User

    Default ndiswrapper with Belkin Pre-N on OpenSuse 11 Problems

    Hi,

    I have installed this card on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mepis, and on Fedora (Fedora required a custom kernel with the 4k stack limit disabled). Does OpenSuse have the 4k stack enabled? So I have a decent about of experience with linux, installing my network card, and KDE3; but I have little experience with OpenSuse and KDE4.

    OpenSuse 11 looks awsome and I'd like to get this card working on it. I don't have internet on the computer that I'm trying to install my wireless card on until I get my card working.

    The problem is that I can't detect or connect to any networks after installing the driver..

    Here are the steps I took to try to install.
    The '#' just means I typed it in the terminal with root.
    # su -
    # ndiswrapper -i netani.inf
    # ndiswrapper -l
    netani : driver installed
    device (17CB:0001) present
    # depmod -a
    # modprobe ndiswrapper
    # ndiswrapper -m
    {
    YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Settings
    I select "AGN100 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card", then press edit
    I type "ndiswrapper" in "Module Name" (under the Hardware tab). Then I press next twice (leaving everything else as default).
    Then I press finish.
    }
    # rcnetwork restart
    {
    then I open KNetworkManager/KDE3, since YaSt closed it when I pressed finish.
    I go to "New connection ..." then wlan0.
    The list of Essid is black. I even try typing in the name of my Essid (which currently has encryption disabled) and then "Connect & Save", but after about 10 secons af the icon being that purple gear, it goes back to the grey globe.
    }

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    1 ) make and model of wireless device.
    Belkin Pre-N F5D8000
    pci network card

    2 ) driver version in use
    # ndiswrapper -l
    netani : driver installed
    device (17CB:0001) present

    3 ) any error message.
    # dmesg | egrep 'ath|wifi|hal'
    Doesn't display anything. I'm not sure if that's a problem.

    4 ) what you have tried to rectify the problem.
    Fooling around with the settings in YaST and KNetworkManager. A clean install. Browsing through the forums.
    I tried setting "Firewall Zone" in the "Network Settings" in YaST to "External Zone" from "Firewall Disabled".
    I tried disabling the YaST firewall and Novell AppArmor.

    5 ) any trouble-shooting guide you have tried to follow.
    Ndiswrapper - openSUSE
    Ndiswrapper howto - openSUSE

    6 ) openSUSE version
    11 with KDE 4 from the cd

    7 ) type /sbin/lspci -v" in a terminal; copy and paste the section that identifies your wireless card and it's chipset.
    'lspci -nnv' before install ndiswrapper
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Airgo Networks Inc AGN100 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card [17cb:0001] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Airgo Networks Inc AGN100 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card [17cb:0001]
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 16
    Memory at 60080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128K]
    Memory at 60000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1

    lspci -nnv after install ndiswrapper
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Airgo Networks Inc AGN100 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card [17cb:0001] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Airgo Networks Inc AGN100 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card [17cb:0001]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 16
    Memory at 60080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    Memory at 60000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1
    Kernel driver in use: ndiswrapper

    8 ) if it is a usb device type lsusb in a terminal;copy and paste the result
    Not a usb, it's a pci network card.



    Any ideas?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    kjslag NNTP User

    Default Re: ndiswrapper with Belkin Pre-N on OpenSuse 11 Problems

    Oh, this looks important,
    YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Settings
    it says my network card "AGN100 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card" isn't connected...

  3. #3
    kjslag NNTP User

    Default Re: ndiswrapper with Belkin Pre-N on OpenSuse 11 Problems

    Nevermind, I got it to work. I went through all the steps on a fresh install more carefully, slowly, and with some Suse experience. That did the trick.

    Sorry for the wastefull post.

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    Default Re: ndiswrapper with Belkin Pre-N on OpenSuse 11 Problems

    It's not a wasteful post, someone else may get some ideas from this,if they are having similar problems

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