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Success with wireless on Acer1524WLMi but now won't shutdown cleanly

Well there's good news and bad news :)

The good news is it works :)

The bad news is that when shutting down, the console hangs on an error

ndiswrapper (iw_set_ap_address:668) setting AP mac addressed failed

After boot up dmesg shows:

ndiswrapper (iw_set_freq:375): setting configuration failed (C0010015)

but the wireless link comes up in spite of this.

Here's how I set it up:

# aptitude install wireless-tools wpasupplicant module-assistant

# module-assistant auto-install ndiswrapper

Got the windows driver from:
(you need to rename the .inf file)

# ndiswrapper -i /path/to/driver/i2220nta.inf

# ndiswrapper -m

# lsmod | grep -i ndiswrapper
<username> ndiswrapper           115184  0

Add to /etc/modules:
ndiswrapper hangcheck_interval=-1
(without this it kept resetting the wlan0 interface)

# modprobe ndiswrapper

Edited /etc/network/interfaces to add:

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless-essid My Network
wireless-mode managed

# /etc/init.d/networking restart

(you have to press the wireless key, to activate, at this point)

and woo hoo, were in business :)

But having to brutally, turn the machine off at the button is unnerving
to say the least.

Any ideas?



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