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    Default ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    Hi,

    I'm in the process of getting an ancient Marvell Wireless Adapter working in a dual boot Linux/XP system.

    At one point, I couldn't reboot Linux, after a change to /etc/sysconfig/kernel, but I managed to back that change out and I have a booting system.

    Once I had the system back, I went into Yast to look at the state of the network adapter. I then had a popup that said something about ndiswrapper, and did I want a Modprobe performed. I replied in the affirmative, and I know have an adapter that knows about my router.

    Problem is that I am being offered only LEAP, Dynamic WEP, and WEP in the security dropdown box; no mention of WPA.

    Is that something to do with Windows 98 driver I have associated with the adapter or something else?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    On 03/14/2014 02:16 PM, Gazzamo wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm in the process of getting an ancient Marvell Wireless Adapter
    > working in a dual boot Linux/XP system.
    >
    > At one point, I couldn't reboot Linux, after a change to
    > /etc/sysconfig/kernel, but I managed to back that change out and I have
    > a booting system.
    >
    > Once I had the system back, I went into Yast to look at the state of the
    > network adapter. I then had a popup that said something about
    > ndiswrapper, and did I want a Modprobe performed. I replied in the
    > affirmative, and I know have an adapter that knows about my router.
    >
    > Problem is that I am being offered only LEAP, Dynamic WEP, and WEP in
    > the security dropdown box; no mention of WPA.
    >
    > Is that something to do with Windows 98 driver I have associated with
    > the adapter or something else?


    Yes, that driver apparently does not support WPA. It is probably too old.

    As I told you in the other thread, you should look for an XP driver.



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    Default Re: ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 03/14/2014 02:16 PM, Gazzamo wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm in the process of getting an ancient Marvell Wireless Adapter
    > working in a dual boot Linux/XP system.
    >
    > At one point, I couldn't reboot Linux, after a change to
    > /etc/sysconfig/kernel, but I managed to back that change out and I have
    > a booting system.
    >
    > Once I had the system back, I went into Yast to look at the state of the
    > network adapter. I then had a popup that said something about
    > ndiswrapper, and did I want a Modprobe performed. I replied in the
    > affirmative, and I know have an adapter that knows about my router.
    >
    > Problem is that I am being offered only LEAP, Dynamic WEP, and WEP in
    > the security dropdown box; no mention of WPA.
    >
    > Is that something to do with Windows 98 driver I have associated with
    > the adapter or something else?


    Yes, that driver apparently does not support WPA. It is probably too old.

    As I told you in the other thread, you should look for an XP driver.
    Hi,

    Thanks for the tips. I found an XP driver, installed it with ndiswrapper, which returned a handful of warnings concerning missing sections, and I still have no WPA in the security dropdown. I think that you are correct in saying that I should get an adapter that is supported. I've looked on the Auction site, and see that WG111V2 is a USB device, I really need a PCI adapter as USB slots are at a premium. I don't need 802.1N, so would any Netgear adapter do the job? I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    On 03/14/2014 04:06 PM, Gazzamo wrote:
    >
    > lwfinger;2630490 Wrote:
    >> On 03/14/2014 02:16 PM, Gazzamo wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I'm in the process of getting an ancient Marvell Wireless Adapter
    >>> working in a dual boot Linux/XP system.
    >>>
    >>> At one point, I couldn't reboot Linux, after a change to
    >>> /etc/sysconfig/kernel, but I managed to back that change out and I

    >> have
    >>> a booting system.
    >>>
    >>> Once I had the system back, I went into Yast to look at the state of

    >> the
    >>> network adapter. I then had a popup that said something about
    >>> ndiswrapper, and did I want a Modprobe performed. I replied in the
    >>> affirmative, and I know have an adapter that knows about my router.
    >>>
    >>> Problem is that I am being offered only LEAP, Dynamic WEP, and WEP in
    >>> the security dropdown box; no mention of WPA.
    >>>
    >>> Is that something to do with Windows 98 driver I have associated with
    >>> the adapter or something else?

    >>
    >> Yes, that driver apparently does not support WPA. It is probably too
    >> old.
    >>
    >> As I told you in the other thread, you should look for an XP driver.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Thanks for the tips. I found an XP driver, installed it with
    > ndiswrapper, which returned a handful of warnings concerning missing
    > sections, and I still have no WPA in the security dropdown. I think that
    > you are correct in saying that I should get an adapter that is
    > supported. I've looked on the Auction site, and see that WG111V2 is a
    > USB device, I really need a PCI adapter as USB slots are at a premium. I
    > don't need 802.1N, so would any Netgear adapter do the job? I'm open to
    > suggestions.


    PCI devices are a bit harder as the vendors on E-bay tend to not give the
    vendor/model information. One option is the Linksys WMP54G device for $18 new in
    box. That one uses Linux driver b43. Before it will work, you would need to run
    the command

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    You need to have network for that to work.


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    Default Re: ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post


    PCI devices are a bit harder as the vendors on E-bay tend to not give the
    vendor/model information. One option is the Linksys WMP54G device for $18 new in
    box. That one uses Linux driver b43. Before it will work, you would need to run
    the command

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    You need to have network for that to work.
    Hi,

    I sourced a second hand WMP84G on Amazon for £9 plus postage, installed it in the box and after a number of false starts for both XP and openSUSE, Wireless is working on both systems. Thanks for the advice.

    BTW I didn't need to install bcm43xx, the drivers must be installed by default.

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    Default Re: ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    On 03/19/2014 04:46 PM, Gazzamo wrote:
    >
    > lwfinger;2630548 Wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> PCI devices are a bit harder as the vendors on E-bay tend to not give
    >> the
    >> vendor/model information. One option is the Linksys WMP54G device for
    >> $18 new in
    >> box. That one uses Linux driver b43. Before it will work, you would need
    >> to run
    >> the command
    >>
    >>>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > >

    > > sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    > >

    > --------------------
    >>>

    >>
    >> You need to have network for that to work.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I sourced a second hand WMP84G on Amazon for £9 plus postage, installed
    > it in the box and after a number of false starts for both XP and
    > openSUSE, Wireless is working on both systems. Thanks for the advice.
    >
    > BTW I didn't need to install bcm43xx, the drivers must be installed by
    > default.


    I think that model has an RaLink chip in it, not a Broadcom chip. The driver is
    probably rt2x00pci, where x is 4, 5, 8. You were fortunate that the arbitrary
    device you selected had a Linux driver with firmware in the kernel-firmware package.


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    Default Re: ndiswrapper working but no WPA

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 03/19/2014 04:46 PM, Gazzamo wrote:
    >
    > lwfinger;2630548 Wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> PCI devices are a bit harder as the vendors on E-bay tend to not give
    >> the
    >> vendor/model information. One option is the Linksys WMP54G device for
    >> $18 new in
    >> box. That one uses Linux driver b43. Before it will work, you would need
    >> to run
    >> the command
    >>
    >>>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > >

    > > sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    > >

    > --------------------
    >>>

    >>
    >> You need to have network for that to work.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I sourced a second hand WMP84G on Amazon for £9 plus postage, installed
    > it in the box and after a number of false starts for both XP and
    > openSUSE, Wireless is working on both systems. Thanks for the advice.
    >
    > BTW I didn't need to install bcm43xx, the drivers must be installed by
    > default.


    I think that model has an RaLink chip in it, not a Broadcom chip. The driver is
    probably rt2x00pci, where x is 4, 5, 8. You were fortunate that the arbitrary
    device you selected had a Linux driver with firmware in the kernel-firmware package.
    I've just reread my last post and there was a typo, I wrote WMP84G whereas it should have been WMP54G. Sorry for the confusion.

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