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WLAN setup for Everex StepNote NC1510
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jmurrib21

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 12:51    Post subject:  WLAN setup for Everex StepNote NC1510
Subject description: Help request to setup WLAN on an Everex StepNote NC1510 laptop
 

Hello forum,
I need help setting up the Wireless LAN on an Everex StepNote NC1510.

PC specifications:
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/everex-stepnote-nc1510-15/4507-3121_7-32513237.html

According to specifications the Wireless Controller is: Atheros AR5005G
When I retrieve the lspci I get for the WLAN controller this information:
Quote:
-PCI Devices-
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge (rev 80)
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
PIC : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller (prog-if 20 [IO(X)-APIC])
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Security Device
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
IDE interface : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
IDE interface : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
USB controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
ISA bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
Ethernet controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 7c)
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
VGA compatible controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Audio device : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller (rev 10)
Ethernet controller : Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 43)


I have tried the basic setup:
1- Removing the battery pack and pressing the power buttom for 30 secs
2- Probing the Wireless keystrokes Fn+F2 to turn ON|OFF the Wireless light. (Wireless light does turn on and turn off)
3- Given the possible controllers, I had ran the Wireless Wizards by loading modules for Atheros or Marvell. Modules are loaded but still not wireless interface detected
4- Running: ifconfig wlan0 up on Terminal, I get this reply: SIOCGIFFLAGS: no such device
5- Running: rfkill list on Terminal, I get this reply: rfkill: /dev/rfkill: no such file or directory

Puppy version: Precise Puppy 5.7.1
Frugal install on HDD
Only Puppy OS on HDD

I like this new version, more refined GUI - Graphic User Interface, impressed with the OS speed and I'm happy that I can play DVD movies on it that is definitively a plus. Good job!

Is there something am I missing? What else can I do to setup the wireless lan on the laptop?

Last edited by jmurrib21 on Tue 13 Aug 2013, 21:15; edited 1 time in total
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pemasu


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Posts: 5465
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 13:01    Post subject:  

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/mrv8k

Simply: ndiswrapper if there is ndiswrapper kernel module included. If not, you need to compile it.

in console:
find /lib/modules -name ndiswrapper.ko
Example:
# find /lib/modules -name ndiswrapper.ko
/lib/modules/3.9.9-upup/kernel/misc/ndiswrapper.ko

The steps:

- blacklist mrv8k
- reboot
- acquire that windows mrv8335.inf driver
- load it with Puppy Dougal`s network setup wizard. Use Ndiswrapper button in Dougal`s network setup app to get started. It is used in Puppies to use ndiswrapper and it loads that windows driver with ndiswrapper kernel module.
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Ted Dog


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Posts: 2535
Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 14:51    Post subject:  

First thing on my StepNote to die was the wifi, its a daughter board, make sure its sits well,
Do You need RAM upgrade? a cool spin of puppylinux/stalix I made for it that ran very well? Mine only stays booted for a few minutes then locks-up.

Miss it.... Mad
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