OpenSuse 11.1- ndiswrapper & 8190p Questions..?

So I’ve got opensuse 11.1 installed with the KDE3 desktop environment, included on the disc. I just bought a Trendnet TEW-643pi wireless card (pci) with chipset Realtek Semiconductor 8190. I have downloaded the Windows drivers from the Trendnet website. There are 3 different variations of the driver: one for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista, each containing the needed inf & sys files already extracted. This is a clean install of the OS, and I had the card working on a previous install of the OS to some extent. I found the Windows 2000 drivers to work best. When I first used it, it was connected to an unsecured network (my job’s network @ a hotel) and worked fine. When I brought it home to a secured connection (WEP) it suddenly couldn’t connect. It saw the network, but when trying to connect, it would repeatedly ask for the key in Network Manager. I tried re-installing drivers from the other Windows versions, but it still wouldn’t work at all. I didn’t know what to do, so I just re-installed the OS completely. As of now, I’m not on a connection and need to re-install these drivers. Unfortunately, I don’t have ndiswrapper installed and don’t know how to do it from the DVD. How would I install ndiswrapper from the opensuse install DVD? Also, is there a fix at all for the connection problems to a WEP network I explained above? Obviously, the drivers aren’t installed at the moment, and it’s a bit long, but here’s a log I ran just for reference:

[size=] lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port (re
v 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Contr
oller #2
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controll
er
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 1
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 5
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro ller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro ller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro ller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Contr oller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9500 GT (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI E xpress Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6101 single-port PATA13 3 interface (rev b2)
05:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8190

ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:54:59:40:22
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:219 Base address:0x8000

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:216 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:216 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:16496 (16.1 Kb) TX bytes:16496 (16.1 Kb)

lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller [8086:2e20] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port [8086:2e21] (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a37]
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a38]
00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a39]
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a3c]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:3a3e]
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:3a40]
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:3a48]
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:3a4a]
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a34]
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a35]
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a36]
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a3a]
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller [8086:3a18]
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:3a20]
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:3a30]
00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:3a26]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9500 GT [10de:0640] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)
03:00.0 IDE interface [0101]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6101 single-port PATA133 interface [11ab:6101] (rev b2)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8190]

sudo iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
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Thanks so much for your help, guys!

Madwifi or Ndiswrapper Wireless Network Drivers - Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 - LAN & Internet access

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You might have some issues with this wired card and its driver: RTL8111/8168B but that’s not what you are enquiring about. I think you’re enquiring about this one:

Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8190]

A point to watch is to install the correct RPM for ndiswrapper to match your kernel. I call it the kernel “keyword” (for want of a better name) and talk about it on the top link supplied by caf4926.

The WEP thing is just a matter of supplying the correct hex security code in openSUSE when you configure the card. You should find that in your router. That’s also discussed on the link.