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iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:00:50 PM »
 

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I'm trying to give my uncle's old laptop a new life with LinuxLite (love it!) but his Netgear WG511v2 PCMCIA wireless card has been the last piece of the puzzle I can't get to work.

The driver for the card with the Marvell chip is installed, I followed the steps at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper but when I got to iwconfig, I get:

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lo             no wireless extensions
enp2s0     no wireless extensions

I stumbled across instructions on how to generate wireless-info.txt (here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=13024222) and this is what was generated:

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########## wireless info START ##########

Report from: 21 Jun 2019 14:22 EDT -0400

Booted last: 21 Jun 2019 00:00 EDT -0400

Script from: 22 Oct 2018 03:34 UTC +0000

##### release ###########################

Distributor ID:   Ubuntu
Description:   Linux Lite 3.8
Release:   16.04
Codename:   xenial

##### kernel ############################

Linux 4.4.0-152-generic #179-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 13 10:04:51 UTC 2019 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

Parameters: ro, quiet, splash

##### desktop ###########################

Xfce

##### lspci #############################

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] [10b7:9200] (rev 78)
   Subsystem: Dell 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] [1028:00d4]
   Kernel driver in use: 3c59x

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
   Subsystem: Netgear WG511v2 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card [1385:4e00]
   Kernel modules: ndiswrapper

##### lsusb #############################

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

##### PCMCIA card info ##################

PRODID_1=""
PRODID_2=""
PRODID_3=""
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=0000,0000
FUNCID=255
PRODID_1=""
PRODID_2=""
PRODID_3=""
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=0000,0000
FUNCID=255

##### rfkill ############################

##### secure boot #######################

'mokutil' is not installed (package "mokutil").

##### lsmod #############################

ndiswrapper           200704  0
dell_laptop            24576  0
dcdbas                 16384  1 dell_laptop
mxm_wmi                16384  1 nouveau
wmi                    20480  2 mxm_wmi,nouveau
video                  40960  2 nouveau,dell_laptop

##### interfaces ########################

[/etc/network/interfaces]
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

##### ifconfig ##########################

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1
    link/loopback <MAC address> brd <MAC address>
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp2s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether <MAC 'enp2s0' [IF1]> brd <MAC address>
    inet 192.168.1.12/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global dynamic enp2s0
       valid_lft 77113sec preferred_lft 77113sec
    inet6 fe80::7ea1:f29e:a7c9:2477/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

##### iwconfig ##########################

lo        no wireless extensions.

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

##### route #############################

default via 192.168.1.1 dev enp2s0  proto static  metric 100
192.168.1.0/24 dev enp2s0  proto kernel  scope link  src 192.168.1.12  metric 100

##### resolv.conf #######################

[777 root '/etc/resolv.conf' -> '../run/resolvconf/resolv.conf']
nameserver 127.0.1.1
search home

##### network managers ##################

Installed:

   NetworkManager

Running:

root       785     1  0 11:47 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon

##### NetworkManager info ###############

GENERAL.DEVICE:                         enp2s0
GENERAL.TYPE:                           ethernet
GENERAL.NM-TYPE:                        NMDeviceEthernet
GENERAL.VENDOR:                         3Com Corporation
GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
GENERAL.DRIVER:                         3c59x
GENERAL.DRIVER-VERSION:                 
GENERAL.FIRMWARE-VERSION:               
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         <MAC 'enp2s0' [IF1]>
GENERAL.MTU:                            1500
GENERAL.STATE:                          100 (connected)
GENERAL.REASON:                         0 (No reason given)
GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:02:00.0/net/enp2s0
GENERAL.IP-IFACE:                       enp2s0
GENERAL.IS-SOFTWARE:                    no
GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
GENERAL.AUTOCONNECT:                    yes
GENERAL.FIRMWARE-MISSING:               no
GENERAL.NM-PLUGIN-MISSING:              no
GENERAL.PHYS-PORT-ID:                   --
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     Wired connection 1
GENERAL.CON-UUID:                       4df2d321-947d-3438-9c48-da72045798a5
GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0
GENERAL.METERED:                        no (guessed)
CAPABILITIES.CARRIER-DETECT:            yes
CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     100 Mb/s
CAPABILITIES.IS-SOFTWARE:               no
WIRED-PROPERTIES.CARRIER:               on
CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTION-PATHS: /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/{0}
CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTIONS[1]:   4df2d321-947d-3438-9c48-da72045798a5 | Wired connection 1
IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         192.168.1.12/24
IP4.GATEWAY:                            192.168.1.1
IP4.DNS[1]:                             192.168.1.1
IP4.DOMAIN[1]:                          home
DHCP4.OPTION[1]:                        requested_routers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[2]:                        requested_domain_search = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[3]:                        time_offset = 0
DHCP4.OPTION[4]:                        requested_time_offset = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[5]:                        requested_domain_name = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[6]:                        requested_rfc3442_classless_static_routes = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[7]:                        requested_broadcast_address = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[8]:                        host_name = Inspiron-8200
DHCP4.OPTION[9]:                        requested_wpad = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[10]:                       requested_netbios_scope = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[11]:                       next_server = 192.168.1.1
DHCP4.OPTION[12]:                       expiry = 1561218466
DHCP4.OPTION[13]:                       requested_interface_mtu = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[14]:                       requested_subnet_mask = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[15]:                       routers = 192.168.1.1
DHCP4.OPTION[16]:                       dhcp_message_type = 5
DHCP4.OPTION[17]:                       ip_address = 192.168.1.12
DHCP4.OPTION[18]:                       requested_static_routes = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[19]:                       domain_name = home
DHCP4.OPTION[20]:                       requested_domain_name_servers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[21]:                       broadcast_address = 192.168.1.255
DHCP4.OPTION[22]:                       requested_ntp_servers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[23]:                       requested_netbios_name_servers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[24]:                       dhcp_lease_time = 86400
DHCP4.OPTION[25]:                       domain_name_servers = 192.168.1.1
DHCP4.OPTION[26]:                       requested_ms_classless_static_routes = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[27]:                       subnet_mask = 255.255.255.0
DHCP4.OPTION[28]:                       network_number = 192.168.1.0
DHCP4.OPTION[29]:                       requested_host_name = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[30]:                       dhcp_server_identifier = 192.168.1.1
IP6.ADDRESS[1]:                         fe80::7ea1:f29e:a7c9:2477/64
IP6.GATEWAY:                           

##### NetworkManager.state ##############

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true

##### NetworkManager config #############

[[/etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf]]
[connection]
wifi.powersave = 3

[[/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf]]
[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono
dns=dnsmasq
[ifupdown]
managed=false

##### NetworkManager profiles ###########

##### Netplan config ####################

##### iw reg get ########################

Region: America/New_York (based on set time zone)

country 00: DFS-UNSET
   (2402 - 2472 @ 40), (6, 20), (N/A)
   (2457 - 2482 @ 40), (6, 20), (N/A), PASSIVE-SCAN
   (2474 - 2494 @ 20), (6, 20), (N/A), NO-OFDM, PASSIVE-SCAN
   (5170 - 5250 @ 160), (6, 20), (N/A), PASSIVE-SCAN
   (5250 - 5330 @ 160), (6, 20), (0 ms), DFS, PASSIVE-SCAN
   (5490 - 5730 @ 160), (6, 20), (0 ms), DFS, PASSIVE-SCAN
   (5735 - 5835 @ 80), (6, 20), (N/A), PASSIVE-SCAN
   (57240 - 63720 @ 2160), (N/A, 0), (N/A)

##### iwlist channels ###################

lo        no frequency information.

enp2s0    no frequency information.

##### iwlist scan #######################

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp2s0    Interface doesn't support scanning.

##### module infos ######################

[ndiswrapper]
filename:       /lib/modules/4.4.0-152-generic/updates/dkms/ndiswrapper.ko
license:        GPL
version:        1.60
description:    NDIS wrapper driver
author:         ndiswrapper team <ndiswrapper-general@lists.sourceforge.net>
srcversion:     75D9FCE7485423312EF7D34
depends:       
retpoline:      Y
vermagic:       4.4.0-152-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 686
parm:           if_name:Network interface name or template (default: wlan%d) (charp)
parm:           proc_uid:The uid of the files created in /proc (default: 0). (int)
parm:           proc_gid:The gid of the files created in /proc (default: 0). (int)
parm:           debug:debug level (int)
parm:           hangcheck_interval:The interval, in seconds, for checking if driver is hung. (default: 0) (int)
parm:           utils_version:Compatible version of utils (read only: 1.9) (charp)

##### module parameters #################

grep: /sys/module/ndiswrapper/parameters/debug: Permission denied
grep: /sys/module/ndiswrapper/parameters/hangcheck_interval: Permission denied
grep: /sys/module/ndiswrapper/parameters/if_name: Permission denied
grep: /sys/module/ndiswrapper/parameters/proc_gid: Permission denied
grep: /sys/module/ndiswrapper/parameters/proc_uid: Permission denied
grep: /sys/module/ndiswrapper/parameters/utils_version: Permission denied
[ndiswrapper]

##### /etc/modules ######################

##### modprobe options ##################

[/etc/modprobe.d/amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf]
blacklist microcode

[/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
blacklist ath_pci

[/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
blacklist evbug
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd
blacklist eepro100
blacklist de4x5
blacklist eth1394
blacklist snd_intel8x0m
blacklist snd_aw2
blacklist i2c_i801
blacklist prism54
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist garmin_gps
blacklist asus_acpi
blacklist snd_pcsp
blacklist pcspkr
blacklist amd76x_edac

[/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-rare-network.conf]
alias net-pf-3 off
alias net-pf-6 off
alias net-pf-9 off
alias net-pf-11 off
alias net-pf-12 off
alias net-pf-19 off
alias net-pf-21 off
alias net-pf-36 off

[/etc/modprobe.d/intel-microcode-blacklist.conf]
blacklist microcode

[/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf]
remove iwlwifi \
(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
&& /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211

[/etc/modprobe.d/mlx4.conf]
softdep mlx4_core post: mlx4_en

[/etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf]
alias pci:v000011ABd00001FAAsv00004E00sd00001385bc*sc*i* ndiswrapper
alias pci:v000011ABd00001FAAsv00006B00sd00001385bc*sc*i* ndiswrapper
alias pci:v000011ABd00001FAAsv*sd*bc*sc*i* ndiswrapper
alias pci:v000011ABd00001FABsv*sd*bc*sc*i* ndiswrapper
alias pci:v000011ABd00002A01sv*sd*bc*sc*i* ndiswrapper

##### rc.local ##########################

exit 0

##### pm-utils ##########################

##### udev rules ########################

##### dmesg #############################

[   70.703707] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp2s0: link is not ready
[   70.705157] enp2s0:  setting full-duplex.
[  116.209163] [UFW BLOCK] IN=enp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:f8:e4:fb:4a:0f:d4:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.1 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=36 TOS=0x00 PREC=0xC0 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2  (repeated 75 times)

########## wireless info END ############



I updated the wireles-info above to show the actual output of the script (I'm half asleep after work doing this project). I see a lot of solved cases so I know it can be done but the hardware is different so I thought I'd ask specifically about this setup.

Thanks,
Lynda
Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 03:04:26 AM by Jerry
 


Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 08:39:42 PM »
 

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Hello LyNac,

is there a hardware switch for wireless on the outside of the laptop, and is this switched on ?
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Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 09:27:39 PM »
 

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That's not the result of the script, that's the actual script code itself.
 

Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 10:44:51 PM »
 

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That's not the result of the script, that's the actual script code itself.

Well, that explains why it didn't look like the results other people got. Why did that happen?

This is what I typed:

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wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && \
chmod +x wireless-info && \
./wireless-info

I opened the wireless-info file in home and pasted the contents. Now I'm thoroughly confused.
 

Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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is there a hardware switch for wireless on the outside of the laptop, and is this switched on ?

Hi, there's no switch, but the laptop has the ethernet cable plugged in. Would that make a difference?
 

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You're probably unaccustomed to running linux scripts, so let's keep this simple.

Without any background in running bash scripts, you are MUCH better off spending $5 - $10 on a linux compatible wireless card from eBay, then your wireless will run on most distros out-of-the-box without the need for any drivers.

This chipset must be set up with bash commands, there is no other way as it is unsupported in linux to this day.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsNetgear
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Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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You're probably unaccustomed to running linux scripts, so let's keep this simple.

Without any background in running bash scripts, you are MUCH better off spending $5 - $10 on a linux compatible wireless card from eBay, then your wireless will run on most distros out-of-the-box without the need for any drivers.

This chipset must be set up with bash commands, there is no other way as it is unsupported in linux to this day.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsNetgear

I have run bash scripts, if I have clear instructions for this card I can do it easily. Thanks, though.
 

Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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If you really want to get it running, pm me.
 

Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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I'm not sure your info is right about the Marvell chipset. These devices were most often Intersil chipped. If so the device firmware downloader and utilities and documentation for prism stuff are available in Synaptic. Type intersil in the search box to find them.

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Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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I'm not sure your info is right about the Marvell chipset. These devices were most often Intersil chipped. If so the device firmware downloader and utilities and documentation for prism stuff are available in Synaptic. Type intersil in the search box to find them.

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It's definitely the Marvell chipset, unfortunately.

Code: [Select]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Netgear WG511v2 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card [1385:4e00]
Kernel modules: ndiswrapper
 

Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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All fixed via Teamviewer. Long story short, I had to use ndiswrapper to install the Windows 32bit driver. Fun times :)
 

Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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Re: iwconfig "no wireless extensions" Netgear WG511v2
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Thanks, I was going to ask where you found them because I couldn't find them anywhere!
 


 


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