[driverloader] Help getting Netgear WG311v2 to work with driverloader

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Sat Sep 25 12:04:13 EDT 2004


it is possible that the problem is related to IRQ routing in the kernel. 
Under SuSE 9.1, ACPI is on by default so please try to boot with the 
'pci=noacpi' kernel boot parameter, it will disable IRQ routing done by 

If you require more assistance, please send at support at linuxant.com the 
output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:

dldrconfig --dumpdiag

Just send us the generated file located in /tmp ('driverloaderdiag.txt').

Please also send at support at linuxant.com the output of the following 
commands entered in a root shell while you are close to the access point 
you are trying to connect to.

cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
iwlist wlan0 scanning
ifdown wlan0
ifup wlan0
ifconfig -a
ip route
ip addr
cat /etc/resolv.conf
ping www.linuxant.com -I wlan0 -c 5
ping -I wlan0 -c 5
tail -f -n 30 /var/log/messages

All this information will help us solve the problem.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Chris Doherty wrote:
> I'm running SuSE 9.1 Pro, vanilla install, 2.6.4-52-default kernel, 
> I've  just installed driverloader 2.06.  In preparation for installing  
> driverloader I removed ndiswrapper (comes with SuSE) and the acx100_pci  
> kernel module (loads on every boot as a result of coldplug pci scan).  
> I  removed them completely, including deleting the .ko files.
> Installing driverloader went without a hitch. wlan0 appears under 
> iwconfig  and ifconfig.  iwlist wlan0 scan shows my AP properly.  I 
> simply can't get  dhcp to configure the card.  I'm relatively new to 
> linux, and specifically  new to SuSE, and I'm not sure if the problem 
> has something to do with  driverloader, or SuSe, or what.  I was able to 
> configure wlan0 with YaST2,  but there's very little in there.
> I'm mailing from my Win2K partition, which handles the card without a  
> hitch.  I can't give you any specific information about the SUSE config  
> right now, because I can't get network access to work on it :-(.  If  
> anyone can tell me what sorts of tests I need to do, or what 
> information  you might need to help me with this, I will run them on the 
> SUSE partition  and post back here.
> All dmesg returns is "No IPv6 routers in range" (roughly) in the system  
> log.  On boot dhcpcd fails to get an IP address, and the card will then  
> not configure because wlan0 is a mandatory interface.
> There is an integrated NIC in the box (a Dell OptiPlex GX150) which I 
> am  not using but is detected as eth0.  I have tried taking both eth0 
> and lo  down with ifconfig <interface> down; I saw some posts in various 
> fora  saying that they had to do this to get things like ndiswrapper to 
> work (no  luck though).
> Oh, and a piece of info that might help some of you:  In Canada, the  
> Netgear WG311v2's (acx111 chipset) are sold in the same boxes as the  
> WG311v1 (Linux-supported chipset).  It is not possible to tell them 
> apart  from inspection of the box, which is why I'm in this mess.

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