WLAN0 not available after loading module w ndiswrapper

Hello
I just have install suse11.1 and i’ve an issue with Wifi usb stick(Netgear WPN111).
The network interface Wlan0 is not shown with ifconfig.

I have load the driver with ndiswrapper:
netwpn11 : driver installed
device (1385:5F01) present

Then I load the module:
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

dmesg:
ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)

iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.

and the Usb Stick is not blinking as it should.

I was using the same driver with Suse11.0 and it was working fine.

Have you some ideas?
Thanks in advance

I remember having a similar problem. The problem was that the system tries to use a kernel module that doesn’t work for the wifi-device, in my case prism54.
The solution is to add this kernel module to the blacklist by editing the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and adding the line

"blacklist    module "

In my case :

"blacklist prism54"

Try using the command lsmod or google your Wifi stick to find out which kernel module your system might be using for it. Reboot und try ndiswrapper again, it should work then.

Hope, it works.

Hello
I try to unload the wifi device Prism54 (modprobe -r prism54)
and try again to load the netgear driver (Atheros) but I it is still the same.
What should I find in the lsmod:

Module Size Used by
ndiswrapper 177228 0
ip6t_LOG 6212 7
xt_tcpudp 2728 2
xt_pkttype 1560 3
ipt_LOG 5708 8
xt_limit 2056 15
binfmt_misc 7872 1
snd_pcm_oss 43300 0
snd_mixer_oss 14288 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 52248 0
snd_seq_device 7168 1 snd_seq
af_packet 16528 0
ip6t_REJECT 4984 3
nf_conntrack_ipv6 20196 4
ip6table_raw 1792 1
xt_NOTRACK 1544 4
i915 28016 2
ipt_REJECT 2760 3
drm 74980 3 i915
xt_state 1904 8
iptable_raw 2056 1
iptable_filter 2548 1
ip6table_mangle 2288 0
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 2152 0
nf_conntrack_ipv4 10480 4
nf_conntrack 67376 5 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_NOTRACK,xt_state,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4
ip_tables 11260 2 iptable_raw,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 2408 1
ip6_tables 12476 4 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_raw,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables 14416 11 ip6t_LOG,xt_tcpudp,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_NOTRACK,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6_tables
ipv6 242864 25 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6table_mangle
fuse 52536 3
loop 15076 0
dm_mod 62236 0
ppdev 6876 0
rtc_cmos 11344 0
rtc_core 18048 1 rtc_cmos
rtc_lib 2816 1 rtc_core
ohci1394 27396 0
8139too 22916 0
serio_raw 5092 0
pcspkr 2344 0
ieee1394 83948 1 ohci1394
8139cp 18880 0
mii 4968 2 8139too,8139cp
parport_pc 34648 0
parport 33832 2 ppdev,parport_pc
snd_intel8x0 28680 3
snd_ac97_codec 100064 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 1584 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 78852 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 21132 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 57408 14 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 6900 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 8048 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_i801 10556 0
button 6560 0
i2c_core 29972 1 i2c_i801
intel_agp 24264 1
iTCO_wdt 10336 0
shpchp 28236 0
iTCO_vendor_support 3368 1 iTCO_wdt
sr_mod 13536 0
cdrom 32288 1 sr_mod
pci_hotplug 27392 1 shpchp
agpgart 32408 3 drm,intel_agp
sg 29360 0
usbhid 45828 0
hid 35784 1 usbhid
ff_memless 7244 1 usbhid
sd_mod 31424 6
crc_t10dif 1704 1 sd_mod
ehci_hcd 47580 0
uhci_hcd 23672 0
usbcore 167276 5 ndiswrapper,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
edd 8616 0
ata_piix 16292 4
libata 160884 1 ata_piix
scsi_mod 149720 4 sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
dock 11988 1 libata
ext3 124684 3
mbcache 8132 1 ext3
jbd 56684 1 ext3
fan 4712 0
thermal 19916 0
processor 43548 1 thermal
thermal_sys 11364 3 fan,thermal,processor
hwmon 3092 1 thermal_sys