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    Default wifi on P5E3 deluxe wifi-AP

    Hi,

    I bought a P5E3 MB with embedded wifi chipset. I was assuming the installation of drivers will be piece of cake as splashtop is able to use the wifi.
    Anyway, my distro is not able to recognize the wifi chipset (mandriva 2008.1 w/ 2.6.24 kernel).
    The asus installation CD is providing with some linux drivers: r8187, rt2870.
    first one does not work (it is integrated in the kernel now) and I did not succeed to compile the second one.
    On the other hand, looking on hardware websites, it seems that the chipset is not ralink but AzureWave AW-NA830.

    I am getting lost.

    Does someone succeed to make the wifi on asus P5E3?
    How ???

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    fred

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    Get a newer kernel, there were lots of wireless nic updates since 2.6.24.
    Please post output of "lspci" to confirm whether your board has a Realtek or
    another chipset (it should be realtek, the windows driver download only contains realtek drivers)

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    I updated to kernel 2.6.25-0.rc6.1mdvsmp
    here is my lspci output
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38 Express DRAM Controller (rev 01)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38 Express Host-Primary PCI Express Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600 GTS (rev a1)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    03:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    05:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
    05:01.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
    05:01.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)
    05:01.4 Multimedia controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [IR Port] (rev 05)
    05:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 70)
    05:04.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
    basically, only ethernet network chipset are detected and not the wifi one.

    Any clue ?

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    doing lsmod the driver rtl8187 is not loaded.
    I forced its loading:
    Code:
    $  modprobe rtl8187
    $ lsmod | grep 8187
    rtl8187                37640  0
    mac80211              143200  1 rtl8187
    eeprom_93cx6            4864  1 rtl8187
    usbcore               162312  10 rtl8187,usbmouse,usbhid,usbkbd,usb_storage,libusual,uhci_hcd,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    lspci output is the same

    I am lost

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    Did you ever hear of ndiswrapper? Most wlan cards can be easyly used with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Did you ever hear of ndiswrapper? Most wlan cards can be easyly used with that.
    I am right now looking at this topic, but in principle using the windows drivers does not make me confortable.

    I will try and let you know.

    thanks for the support

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    Well, ndiswrapper does not help.
    I catch driver for realtek RTL8187L
    Code:
    $ ndiwrapper -i Netrtuw.inf
    installing netrtuw ...
    $ ndiswrapper -l
    netrtuw : driver installed
    $ ndiswrapper -m
    module configuration already contains alias directive
    $ modprobe ndiswrapper
    $ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    $ lsmod | grep ndiswrapper
    ndiswrapper           237184  0
    usbcore               145840  8 ndiswrapper,usbkbd,usbhid,usb_storage,uhci_hcd,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    Does not work?

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    Well -m is outdated, dont use that. You are using the wrong driver, as you dont see "hardware present".

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    Can you see the controller if you issue a "lsusb" ?
    Also, are there any new lines in dmesg after "modprobe rtl8187" ?
    Last edited by mlau; 04-27-2008 at 01:55 AM.

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    Kano:
    I was not using the right drivers 'cause I took the one from realtek. But using the ones from asus it has the same effect:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -i Netrtuw_x64.inf
    installing netrtuw_x64 ...
    The driver is installed but the hardware is not detected.


    mlau:
    lsub does not show any interesting thing:
    Code:
    # lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:1742 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    regarding rtl8187 kernel module:
    Code:
    $ modprobe rtl8187
    $ tailf /var/log/messages
    usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8187
    but no new entry in neither lsusb, ipconfig, iwconfig.

    The fact that neither ndiswrapper nor rtl8187 kernel module work make me lost.

    This MB is supposed to be wifi n, and as far as I see rtl8187 are just g able?

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