Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby bw123 » 2011-05-09 10:59

Roel63 wrote:
bw123 wrote:Just completely forget ndiswrapper and look at http://wiki.debian.org/rtl818x


no drivers, notice all the dead links, can't completely forget ndiswrapper until i find something else that works.
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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby Roel63 » 2011-05-09 11:19

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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby bw123 » 2011-05-09 11:32

Roel63 wrote:How is this a dead link??

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/rtl8187


ok, looks like that project got eaten by compat-wireless I will try it out and see if rtl8187b is in the list, thanks.
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download/stable/

*Later: The compat-wireless is working for me on the rtl8187b with kernel 2.6.32-5-AMD64. I downloaded the 05-05-2011 source and it ran make a pretty good long time, even with only my driver selected. Had to comment out a little code but Hey! is this still kernel taint? or am i running good clean healthy linux drivers? 54Mb/s and low ping times, looks good to me.

Ndiswrapper got me connected long enough to get it done and for that I say thanks.
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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby bw123 » 2011-05-09 21:43

I finally got ndiswrapper going on the Squeeze, at bootup the
rtl8187 driver fires up my little usb Netgear WG111v3, which
has a realtek rtl8187b chipset, but it does not work correctly.

The original wg111v3 driver doesn't work well either, rate is
about 1M and it's a 11g 54M adapter. I found an updated driver
named net8187b from Realtek, it does not work correctly in WinXP
but it is humming right along on debian, after adding it's VID string
to the .inf file USB\VID_0846&PID_4260&REV_0200

I have net8187b.inf net8187b.cat and rtl8187B.sys and ndiswrapper
builds for both 2.6.32-5-486 and 2.6.32-5-686 these devices are in
several laptops, and cheap plug in usb. It is real diappointing
there are no linux drivers anywhere, and from what I have read the
whole ndiswrapper idea may be broken soon, but I am new and I had
some fun figuring out how to get it working, thanks for the Squeeze!
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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby Roel63 » 2011-05-10 08:29

Indeed disappointing, seems Marvell has some really nasty chips :(
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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby goody » 2011-05-12 12:22

Hey guys,

I already posted some information here viewtopic.php?f=30&t=63968 . After reading the introductory post I think my W-Lan won't work because of the provided drivers which are,I guess, 32-Bit and my Debian is a 64-Bit-System. http://hilfe.telekom.de/hsp/cms/content ... -102-Stick These are the drivers for the stick. So am I right that my W-Lan won't work with this stick? Are there any alternatives to get my Internet running?
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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby mushroomboy » 2012-08-24 17:00

ssb module has a current bug, can't blacklist normally I had to use modprobe.blacklist=ssb in grub.cfg for it to work. You won't believe how long that threw me for a loop. =( Also heads up on 3.4+ kernels, need the trunk version of ndiswrapper. Anyways, I'm glad this stuff was here because the broadcom-sta drivers bork with too much ram. Dunno why. =(
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Re: Ndiswrapper the easy Debian way...

Postby hkoster1 » 2012-09-10 17:22

OK, I've added a link on this to the HOWTO. Thx for sharing your experience.
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