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d link air dwl-520 (rev e) b card ndiswrapper proplem
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ifrit05

Joined: 27 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Feb 2007, 20:44    Post subject:  d link air dwl-520 (rev e) b card ndiswrapper proplem  

i get this error on puppy 1. 14 with ndiswrapper after i get the inf file on puppy. it says: "netr8180 : invalid error." and then it doesn't show the wlan0 device. i have the .inf and the .cat file. is there a linux driver for this because I think im not doing this right.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Feb 2007, 21:33    Post subject: Re: d link air dwl-520 (rev e) b card ndiswrapper proplem
Subject description: help, puppy newbie
 

ifrit05 wrote:
is there a linux driver for this ...

Yes. If you have the "E1" revision, then "hostap" is the correct Linux driver ... but the firmware is missing. Get the firmware here -
http://puppyfiles.org/dotpupsde/dotpups/Wifi/drivers-for-Puppy-2.12-to-2.14/hostap-firmware.pet

After installing this dotpet, check that the hostap_pci module is loaded with "lsmod". If it's not listed, you will need to load the module manually -

modprobe hostap_pci

If this doesn't work, it might be necessary to unload the orinoco module first -

rmmod orinoco

Most firmware is loaded automatically by the hotplug system, but not yours. This is how to load your firmware -

hostap_fw_load wlan0

Now you should be able to use the Network Wizard.
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ifrit05

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Feb 2007, 16:56    Post subject:  

Most firmware is loaded automatically by the hotplug system, but not yours. This is how to load your firmware -

hostap_fw_load wlan0


after i got the .pet file i did what you said, but when i do that this message pops up:

"Downloading primary firmware /etc/pcmcia/PM010102.HEX
/usr/sbin/hostap_fw_load: line 32: /usr/local/bin/prism2_srec: no such file or directory"

i tried to follow the steps above but they didnt work.
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Feb 2007, 23:15    Post subject:  

When Barry compiled the HostAP drivers, he apparently put the utilities in locations which don't agree with those defined in the hostap_fw_load script. I will add a symlink to the petget package shortly which will fix the problem, but in the meantime, here's how to fix it yourself -

ln -s /usr/sbin/prism2_srec /usr/local/bin/prism2_srec

Now try to load your firmware again -

hostap_fw_load wlan0

EDIT March 20 2007.
The hostap-firmware.pet has been fixed. The above symlink command is no longer necessary.
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