[SATLUG] Wireless Card Troubles

Zeb Fletcher zeb.fletcher at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 15:36:35 CST 2007


Since you suspect yum upgraded your system did you get a new kernel upgrade?
if so that might explain why there is no module for the kernel to load.
Zeb

On Dec 8, 2007 1:55 PM, Matt Kinsel <mkinsel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey y'all,
>
> I've got a Netgear wireless card that I'm using with my Fedora Core 6
> laptop. I set it up a while back (with some help from the LUG, i think)
> according to this post on my blog:
> http://mkinsel.wordpress.com/2007/03/18/ndiswrapper/
>
> Well, I turned my computer on this morning, and my wireless connection was
> gone. Everything was fine last night, all normal, when I shut the comp
> off.
> Yum probably updated something, though, at some point yesterday, and now I
> can't connect to the net.
>
> I run the card under ndiswrapper. ndiswrapper seems to be OK because
> 'ndiswrapper -l' returns:
>
> wg511v2: driver installed
>      device (11AB:1FAA) present
>
> lspci also recognizes the card. However, if I try 'ifconfig wlan0 up', I
> get: "wlan0: unknown interface: No such device"
>
> According to my instructions on my blog, I should run 'depmod -a' after
> setting up ndiswrapper. 'depmod -a' returns no errors, but if I try
> 'modprobe ndiswrapper' after that, I get:
>
> FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found
>
> Running 'ndiswrapper -m' returns: "module configuration already contains
> alias directive"
> Also, /etc/modprobe.conf has this line at the top of the file: alias wlan0
> ndiswrapper
>
> Well I'm stumped. Could y'all give me a hand?
>
> Thanks a bunch,
> mk
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