Netgear WG111T working with Debian Etch and Lenny

This tutorial will explain how to working with Netgear WG111T working with Debian Etch and Lenny


*Debian Etch or Lenny install CD

Install the kernel headers using the following command

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential

Download ndiswrapper from here and

Now put ndiswrapper-1.53.tar.gz on a flash drive, then copy it to your home folder.

Extract this file using the following command

tar zxvf ndiswrapper-1.53.tar.gz

Now go in to the ndiswrapper

cd ndiswrapper-1.53


And then* –This part has to be done as root:

sudo make install

Next, with your netgear cd for windows, look through it and find the folder called os4. Copy that to your home folder.

Now cd to the os4 folder and type

sudo ndiswrapper -i netwg111.inf


sudo ndiswrapper -i athfmwdl.inf

This install the drivers for the dongle.

Next make sure they are installed by typing

sudo ndiswrapper -l

Now plug-in the dongle and then type

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Now make it boot as a module with

sudo ndiswrapper -m

This checks to make sure the dongle is working, you should see some info about it.

sudo iwconfig wlan0

And this checks for wireless access points.

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

After that, go to System>Administration>Networking and click ‘Activate’ on the wireless connection. Now click ‘Configure’ on the wireless connection and type in the wireless essid that the following command gave you.

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

Next type in your WEP key (if you have one), and change the key type to hex or ascii; whichever one your router uses. Click OK and that’s it.

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