LONG & DETAILED PART
this has been going on a few weeks, so lots of updates.
i had issues w this before on this old comp & got them resolved by following this post:
now i switched to cable & have to either use the belkin on the new comp or move this thing to living room.
i tried to re do what i did before but 2 problems:
the green light on the belkin only comes on for part of boot up time then turns off.
i can’t find BLKWGU.sys anywhere on the belkin cd. it just has an .inf one, and the BLKWGUxp,2k,or 9x.sys files.
last night i downloaded this stuff again thinking i could find a BLKWGU.sys in there but i didn’t. i didn’t so i tried w32n55.ini only to see it not work. i don’t understand why it says blkwu.inf driver installed hardware present when nothing works…
gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -l Password: Installed drivers: blkwgu driver installed, hardware present blkwgu2k.sys invalid driver! blkwgu.cat invalid driver! blkwgu.sys invalid driver! blkwguxp.sys invalid driver! w32n55.ini invalid driver! gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper. -i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile' -d devid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'devid' -e driver Remove 'driver' -l List installed drivers -m Write configuration for modprobe -da Write module alias configuration for all devices -di Write module install configuration for all devices -v Report version information where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e blkwgu2k Driver blkwgu2k is not installed.Use -l to list installed drivers gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e blkwgu2k.sys gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e blkwguxp.sys gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e blkwgu.sys gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e blkwgu.cat gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e w32n55.ini gail@badassness:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -l Installed drivers: blkwgu driver installed, hardware present gail@badassness:~$
i tried every file in there except hte driver.xx files. here’s what’s in there from memory:
when i do sudo ndiswrapper -l i see
blkwgu hardware present, driver installed.
the other files i try off the cd all say
(name) invalid driver.
i now have a wired connection for htat computer so i tried to un/reinstall the drivers & ndiswrapper, and start all over. i still get the same results: nothing working.
i installed network-manager-gnome & disabled the connections in system>networking and that didn’t make a difference either.
the only thing i can think of to make it work is to get to a windows computer & download fresh ones from the belkin site & see if i can find a blkwgu.sys
today i tried re installing the ndiswrapper-utils & -common from synaptic & using the blkwgu.inf from the other computer and again from the belkin cd, neither of them work.
i tried downloading belkin’s v3 & 4 drivers & installing them to different folders on a friend’s windows (vista) computer & looking in there for more inf & sys files, nothing there to work off of.
i tried screwing w network-manager-gnome & it says it connects to i_like_baked_beans but i can’t get out anywhere. the only way i can get this computer on the net is my 50 ft network cable. the signal light on the adapter still turns off @ boot time. i think i typed sudo modprobe ndiswrapper in my sleep.
so what am i missing here?
i thought maybe something’s wrong w ndiswrapper:
gail@badassness:~$ ndiswrapper -v utils Error: no version specified! driver version: 1.22 vermagic: 2.6.17-11-generic SMP mod_unload 586 REGPARM gcc-4.1 gail@badassness:~$
but reinstalling doesn’t seem to make a difference.
i’ve tried getting this working w/o having ethernet plugged in, and that makes no difference either. i have ndiswrapper on the list of mods to load up @ boot time. i think its /etc/modules or something. i’ve tried turning wep off, tried connecting thru different wep keys,
SHORT & SWEET PART
wireless don’t work cuz either i am missing a file, i can’t get the right ndiswrapper version, or i still have to learn how to configure a router… ;( i need a :beer_mug: :beer_mug: :beer_mug: :beer_mug:
help i’ve tried everything! even turning off the interfaces in system>networking & relying on network-manager.
if there’s any other info needed let me know & i’ll post here. right now i <3 my long cable…