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need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wirele

Postby usfwalden on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:45 pm

Hello, this is my first post here so if I do anything unoptimally just tell me and I will try to correct and do it right the next time. I already searched and did not find a thread with a solution for me. I haven't used linux since gradschool 6 years ago so I don't remember how to do pretty much anything so please don't assume I understand how to do anything. I need step by step noob instructions.

I just installed Linux Mint Nadia 64 bit and I'm having problems getting the wireless to work.

My wireless hardware from lspci
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless (rev 03)


I've tried going to control center-system-windows wireless drivers and clicked install new driver and selected the inf for the windows xp 64 driver i found online Marvell Topdog 802.11n/g/b wlan driver 1.0.4.9 (I also previously did the same with the netgear driver I've read of others using before wg311v3.inf directly from the netgear ftp--got the same error and removed the driver in the wireless network driver gui). I get the following error during the driver install: "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found." It then shows the driver in the wireless network drivers gui netmw245 with this driver but underneath it says "Hardware present: No."

I have also done the following in the terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ apt-cache search ndiswrapper-utils
$ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

$ cd /tmp/
$ wget ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wg311v3_1_0.zip
$ unzip wg311v3_1_0.zip

$ cd "/tmp/WG311v3 V1.0/Driver/Windows XP/"
$ sudo ndiswrapper -i WG311v3.INF

$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper


When I get to installing hte ndiswrapper I get the same error as in the gui.
michael@mcLaptop ~ $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
[sudo] password for michael:
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
michael@mcLaptop ~ $
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby usfwalden on Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:01 pm

I saw a sticky asking for this so here it is:

michael@mcLaptop ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
[sudo] password for michael:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
netmw245 : driver installed
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:e0:b8:d4:4a:0a
inet addr:192.168.1.8 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:b8ff:fed4:4a0a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:50285 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32072 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:64835132 (64.8 MB) TX bytes:3382102 (3.3 MB)
Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:227 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:227 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:23797 (23.7 KB) TX bytes:23797 (23.7 KB)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 192.168.1.1
Address: 192.168.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.134.139
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.134.102
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.134.100
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.134.113
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.134.138
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.134.101

michael@mcLaptop ~ $

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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby usfwalden on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:21 am

bump...help!

please....
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby AlbertP on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:07 am

To solve "Module ndiswrapper not found" please install ndiswrapper-dkms from Software Manager; you may need a wired internet connection for that.
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby usfwalden on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:08 am

Thanks, it did show as uninstalled in the software manager. I clicked to install it in the software manager and it shows it installed now. I rebooted and used intwifi to try to install the driver again and still get the same error about the ndiswrapper module not being found.
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby usfwalden on Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:26 pm

bump for reals yall. help please.........

pretty please
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby SilverRain79 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:13 pm

I'm having this exact same problem, same adapter... About 2yrs ago I about drove myself crazy trying to get the wifi to work, finally gave up and installed Windows again. But I'm trying to put Linux Mint 14 on my laptop and ONCE again unable to get the wireless working. I too would like some help and if I find a solution on my own I will let you know.
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby DrHu on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:22 pm

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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby SilverRain79 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:38 pm

I'm at a loss, I've tried everything... One of the links I followed says that Ndiswrapper can't use vista 64bit drivers... But the only driver file I can find that's not an exe for this device is Vista 64bit, the xp drivers are all exe's. =-(
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby AlbertP on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:44 am

EXE files can often be extracted using cabextract in terminal, or by running them in Wine, or you can get the driver from C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore after installing it on Windows (to find the folder name in the large DriverStore folder, use Device Manager > properties of the device > Show Driver Files).

Also if you use 64-bit linux, then you may need a 64-bit Windows driver - the documentation you saw could well be outdated.

Apart from that, the Netgear device linked has a different Marvell chip. A Windows driver for the 88W8835 may not work on an 88W8362.
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby usfwalden on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:25 pm

I think my issue is getting confused or ignored now.

I'm still getting the ndiswrapper module not found error after installing ndiswrapper-dkms from Software Manager.

Silver search online for "Marvell Topdog 802.11n/g/b wlan driver 1.0.4.9 " and you should find the driver for windows xp64. I assume since you are using mint 14 64 bit you will run into the same ndiswrapper module not found issue I am though so it won't do you any good till we can resolve that. From other posts I have seen it appears to have nothing to do with our particular hardware but is a problem with the ndiswrapper in the 64 bit version of Nadia with the mate desktop.
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby Dark Corner on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:22 pm

I suspect USF Walden has gone out and purchased a new wireless adapter by now, but just in case anyone else is still struggling with this, here is a solution I have found to work. My problem was to get a Netgear WG311v3 wireless PCI card to work under Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) on an AMD 64-bit machine.

The basic process is the same as documented in many forum postings: use ndiswrapper to run a Windows driver under Linux. However, there are two problems. First, there is no appropriate Windows driver. Second, the version of ndiswrapper included with Nadia seems not to work in this case.

The Netgear WG311v3 uses the Marvell 88w8335 'Libertas' chipset, while USF Walden was concerned with the 88W8362e 'TopDog' chipset. Find a driver that is appropriate to your chipset.

Based on my research, Marvell does not provide a 64-bit driver for the Libertas chipset. The same may be true for the TopDog chipset. I located a source for a hacked AMD 64-bit driver for the Libertas chipset: https://sites.google.com/site/subtlegem ... inux-amd64 . Thank you subtlegems whomever or whatever you are. I saved the archive file and unpacked it in a new directory called .netgear under the home directory.

Through trial-and-error, I determined that ndiswrapper 1.57, which is included with Nadia, does not work with this driver on my machine. On askubuntu.com, I found a thread called "How to fix 'Module ndiswrapper not found'" (http://askubuntu.com/questions/213360/h ... -not-found) in which K.K Patel suggested using a more recent version of ndiswrapper. I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.58rc from sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/?source=dlp and followed the included installation instructions.

After installing ndiswrapper 1.58rc, it is a quick matter of opening the Linux Mint main menu and selecting Administration | Windows Wireless Drivers. Select and remove the currently installed driver (which doesn't work; that's why you're reading this). Then click Install New Driver, browse to the location where you saved the hacked 64-bit Windows driver ( .netgear, in my case) and point to the *.inf file.

That's it; I don't think you even need to reboot. Just select you favorite available network and connect.

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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby tester1957 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:07 pm

Dark corner... thanks for that post... his advice is correct if you are having a problem with ndiswrapper in 64 bit Mint see his post above... version 1.58 works version 1.57 does not... that post should be a sticky... :D
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Re: need help setting up 88W8362e [TopDog] 802.11a/b/g/n Wi

Postby usfwalden on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:25 pm

Thanks, I will give this a shot. I actually just haven't been using the linux install. Now I probably will.


Dark Corner wrote:I suspect USF Walden has gone out and purchased a new wireless adapter by now, but just in case anyone else is still struggling with this, here is a solution I have found to work. My problem was to get a Netgear WG311v3 wireless PCI card to work under Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) on an AMD 64-bit machine.

The basic process is the same as documented in many forum postings: use ndiswrapper to run a Windows driver under Linux. However, there are two problems. First, there is no appropriate Windows driver. Second, the version of ndiswrapper included with Nadia seems not to work in this case.

The Netgear WG311v3 uses the Marvell 88w8335 'Libertas' chipset, while USF Walden was concerned with the 88W8362e 'TopDog' chipset. Find a driver that is appropriate to your chipset.

Based on my research, Marvell does not provide a 64-bit driver for the Libertas chipset. The same may be true for the TopDog chipset. I located a source for a hacked AMD 64-bit driver for the Libertas chipset: https://sites.google.com/site/subtlegem ... inux-amd64 . Thank you subtlegems whomever or whatever you are. I saved the archive file and unpacked it in a new directory called .netgear under the home directory.

Through trial-and-error, I determined that ndiswrapper 1.57, which is included with Nadia, does not work with this driver on my machine. On askubuntu.com, I found a thread called "How to fix 'Module ndiswrapper not found'" (http://askubuntu.com/questions/213360/h ... -not-found) in which K.K Patel suggested using a more recent version of ndiswrapper. I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.58rc from sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/?source=dlp and followed the included installation instructions.

After installing ndiswrapper 1.58rc, it is a quick matter of opening the Linux Mint main menu and selecting Administration | Windows Wireless Drivers. Select and remove the currently installed driver (which doesn't work; that's why you're reading this). Then click Install New Driver, browse to the location where you saved the hacked 64-bit Windows driver ( .netgear, in my case) and point to the *.inf file.

That's it; I don't think you even need to reboot. Just select you favorite available network and connect.

-dc
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