Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 11.0 can not start wlan0

  1. #1

    Default 11.0 can not start wlan0

    I have a rtl8187b and have had it working fine in 10.3 but I reinstalled 11.0 and I can not figure out how to get it working again.

    I have tried through yast with no luck. lsusb shows a rtl8187b and ndiswrapper shows "device present". "ifconfig wlan0 up" shows no such device.

    Should I be using the rtl8187 module instead of ndiswrapper? Why can I not get a wlan0?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.0 can not start wlan0

    k1ll1nt1m3 wrote:
    > I have a rtl8187b and have had it working fine in 10.3 but I reinstalled
    > 11.0 and I can not figure out how to get it working again.
    >
    > I have tried through yast with no luck. lsusb shows a rtl8187b and
    > ndiswrapper shows "device present". "ifconfig wlan0 up" shows no such
    > device.
    >
    > Should I be using the rtl8187 module instead of ndiswrapper? Why can I
    > not get a wlan0?


    ATM, the rtl8187 module does not support the rtl8187b. There is a
    patch that we hope will be included in kernel 2.6.27, but you will
    need to use ndiswrapper.

    Larry

  3. #3

    Default Re: 11.0 can not start wlan0

    I take it that my .inf file is no good then?

  4. #4

    Default Re: 11.0 can not start wlan0

    I tried a few different .inf with no luck. I still can not get wlan0 to start. What am I missing? This worked great in 10.3.

    I have tried through Yast and manually. lsusb shows the device. ndiswrapper is loaded at boot. ndiswrapper shows "net8187b : driver installed device (0BDA:8189) present". I have also tried manually creating /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0.


    In Yast I get "Wireless Network Card (No hwinfo)". How do I tell it to use that USB device?

    Thanks again.

  5. #5

    Default Re: 11.0 can not start wlan0

    I got it, finally. I unplugged it then plugged it back in and it found the hdware info and created wlan1. Then I had ndiswrapper in the wrong module section in my kernel file.

    Not sure why I had to unplug it. All fixed now though. Thanks again.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •