Fwd: Re: Linksys WMP54G Wireles Adaptor Wont Work; Or I Don't Know How To

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 5 01:11:17 UTC 2008

Thanks Peter,
I was geting a little edgy waiting for a response.  I
am surprised that there are no linux drivers as I
mentioned lspci indicated it was a RaLink RT2561/RT61
802.11g PCI and they were in the modules lib for my
kernel.  Even put them in the /etc/modules file to no
avail.  There is a strange iwlwifi error in the logs
and dmesg with an ieee prefix in the output(see orig
post) and one saying eth0 set half-duplex and an error
each about eth0/wlan0 not being up.  This message was
prefixed with:
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP) making me think it's an IP quad 4
address issue.  My host file is messed up and could
stand for someone to send me one talored for one not
FQDN type.  Googling got me the first line correct but
nothing so far for my computer's name, etc.  There
should be a way to regenerat /etc/hosts file but
haven't found it googling. Here are other dmesg output
that's related I think:

lo:Disabled Privacy Extensions
ieee80211_init:failed to initialize WME(err=-17)
ypbind failed after the timeout suggesting to me that
gatewire.2wire.net is not accepting what my computer
is offering.  AAMOF, the 2Wire sight doesn't even show
the ubuntu machine only my paqvilion8370 which isn't
in the network now and they, now ATT, arent' any help.
I'm going to file your email in my Debian folder for
future reference as I not ready to give up yet; not
until I get my hosts file fixed and try again.  If you
have any more thoughts please reply; now more
Thanks for the help,

--- Peter Smerdon <psmerdon at magma.ca> wrote:

> Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net> writes:
> >> Thanks for the suggestions.  Haven't tried
> >> ndiswrapper
> >> and hope don't have to.
> Hello Leonard
> It looks like you might have to use ndiswrapper with
> this card.
> It is thankfully not *that* difficult to set up on
> ubuntu, here is a
> link you might find helpful:
> in short,
> sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (or
> aptitude-get)
> sudo m-a prepare
> sudo m-a a-i ndiswrapper
> you then need to copy the INF file windows provides
> (usually on the
> network cards driver disk) someplace like
> $HOME/foo.inf
> and then sudo  ndiswrapper -i $HOME/foo.inf
> sudo ndiswrapper -l will verify the driver is loaded
> then load the module: sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
> this is off the top of my head, so read up a little
> first...
> good luck!
> -- 
> Peter.
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Leonard Chatagnier
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