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re: netgear pcmcia card

jerry writes: 
> I didn't have time yesterday to followup on this. You do 
> not use Wine to run a driver. 

yes, i know.  the wine directory is just where the download 
put the stuff.  i thought that i needed to run WG511v2.exe 
to get the .sys and .inf files but that didn't work. 

> Many times a Windows driver is distributed in a self 
> extracting archive. To run the driver under NDISWRAPPER, you 
> must first extract the Windows .sys and .inf files. Not sure 
> what chip that Netgear uses, but in the case of the Broadcom 
> chips, there is a native Linux driver, but that requires 
> that you install the firmware that must be extracted from 
> the .sys file. If I have the time today I'll take a look 
> online and see if I can help. 

in the ubuntu forums i found reference to a marvel driver 
supposedly suitable to my card, and downloaded these files: 

and successfully installed them in ndiswrapper.  ndiswrapper 
-l gives: 

mrv8335 : driver installed 
        device (11AB:1FAA) present 

which looks good.  dmesg shows the following: 

[   20.592000] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 9$ 
[   20.864000] wlan0: ethernet device 00:14:6c:75:56:ca using NDIS driver: mrv83 
[   20.864000] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2 
[   20.864000] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper$ 
[   20.904000] ndiswrapper: changing interface name from 'wlan0' to 'wlan1'$ 

[   29.520000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready 

i don't know how to get rid of this last message.  route 

Destination  Gateway  Genmask         Flags Metric Ref Use Iface  *   U     0      0   0   wlan1 
default      netgear         UG    0      0   0   wlan1 

and ifconfig: 
wlan1  Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:6C:75:56:CA 
       inet addr:  Bcast: Mask: 
       UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1 
       RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 
       TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 
       collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
       RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) 
       Interrupt:9 Memory:38010000-38020000 

still, it doesn't work. 



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