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Re: WIFI Card DWL-G510 (Atheros chipset) installation problems


I'm basically a rank amateur at this, so not sure how much help I can offer.  The wiki guide did mention that some cards require more than one file.  Also, the .inf driver file might have to be unzipped.   I'd double check the driver files to see if you can get rid of that error first. 

Maybe someone who has more experience can help.   There is a troubleshooting guide in the wiki.  There is also a specific ndiswrapper mailing list:


Good luck and let me know how you get on - I'm going to be playing with my configuration more tonight.

On 12/5/05, Ed Young < eddythejekyll@gmail.com> wrote:
David, thanks for the pointers, but I'm still not there yet. I
followed the instructions in the link you sent me and it's helping,
but not solving yet.

Here's what I've done:

I installed the wireless-tools, ndiswrapper-utils, and
ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.8-2-686 for my kernel (the stock 2.6.8-2-686
one I'm running)

Then did this:
falcon:/home/ed# ndiswrapper -l
No drivers installed

falcon:/home/ed# ndiswrapper -i dwlg510_driver/manual/WinXP/mrv8k51.inf
Installing mrv8k51
Parse error in inf. Unable to find section W8100PCI.zerocfg
Parse error in inf. Unable to find section W8100PCI.zerocfg
Parse error in inf. Unable to find section W8100PCI.zerocfg

What's up with the errors? Anyone know?

falcon:/home/ed# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
mrv8k51 driver present

insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/ndiswrapper.ko

Now I still have no wlan entry in dmesg and iwconfig yeilds nothing but
falcon:/home/ed# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.
sit0      no wireless extensions.

Hmmm, any ideas?

On 12/5/05, David Castor <dpcastor@gmail.com> wrote:
> For Debian, check this:
> http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/DebianNoCompiles
> On 12/5/05, Ed Young <eddythejekyll@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I need some help getting this wifi card working under Linux. I have it
> > working ok under Windows.
> >
> > lspci returns
> > 0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc.:
> > Unknown device 001a (rev 01)
> >
> > I believe I need to use ndiswrapper to get this card working. It's
> > listed as supported in the wiki, but I'm having trouble figuring it
> > all out.
> >
> > Do I need to build the ndiwrapper module and install it and tell it to
> > use the windows driver (XP)?
> >
> > What are the steps or is there a reference I can use?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ed
> >
> >

Ed Young
ejy at SummitBid.com

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