[driverloader] problems getting wlan in my Thinkpad T42p running (AR5212 chip)

Joern Heissler joern at heissler.de
Sat Sep 25 10:49:15 EDT 2004

I tried a different drivers, this one works fine (at least without preempt,
haven't testet with preemt yet)

I tried with winxp, but it didn't work at all: The AP was found, but I
was unable to connect. The same driver works with Linux :-)

I found this driver on my WinXP Partition, I don't know where to get it
in the web:
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 326528 Sep 14 22:44 ar5211.sys
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  20839 Sep 14 22:44 net5211.inf
47bee53740b2246779e6764e14eaad56  ar5211.sys
a1e2ff5f7f227408c3a43d765e59ac9b  net5211.inf
;Copyright (c) 2003 Accton Technology Corporation, Incorporated All Rights Reserved

This driver works without any problems, now I'm very pleased with my
thinkpad :)

Joern Heissler

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 11:41:32AM +0000, Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
> Hi,
> you could try with different versions of the Windows XP driver to see if 
> there is a difference. You could also try to recompile your kernel 
> without the CONFIG_PREEMPT option.
> If you recompile your kernel, please also recompile the DriverLoader 
> module with the 'dldrconfig --kernel' command in a root shell.
> Since you have problems with many solutions to use your wireless card 
> under Linux, did you tried the wireless card under Windows XP to see if 
> it works?
> Regards,
> Jonathan
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> www.linuxant.com
> support at linuxant.com
> Joern Heissler wrote:
> >Hi,
> >I'm trying to get my AR5212 chip in my Thinkpad T42p working.
> >
> >I tried three different ways:
> >- madwifi driver: works, but has packet loss ~ 50%
> >- ndiswrapper: sometimes `iwlist scan' finds my ap, but that not
> >  everytime. I can't connect to my wlan at all.
> >- driverloader: sometimes works for some seconds (last evening some
> >  minutes). The connection was much better than with madwifi.
> >
> >With driverloader I get this kernel message:
> >NETDEV WATCHDOCH: eth1: transmit timed out
> >
> >see also:
> >http://wulf.eu.org/stuff/driverloaderdiag.txt
> >
> >Hope you can help me, tia!
> >
> >Joern Heissler
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