[SATLUG] Re: Wireless Card Troubles

Matt Kinsel mkinsel at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 16:14:04 CST 2007


Yeah, I think I do have a new kernel. Is there a way to check, though,
when my kernel was last updated?


On 12/8/07, Zeb Fletcher <zeb.fletcher at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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