Fwd: NDISulator and Dell wireless 1350 MiniPCI
julesg at newebmail.com
julesg at newebmail.com
Fri Feb 4 12:18:42 PST 2005
(Peter, see bottom text of note.)
Yes, this is absolutely critical for me too (unless I run windoz,) and
please -- not that!
Recently, I bit the bullet and deleted my windoz partition from my drive.
So until I get my 1350 "truemobile" aircard working (under FreeBSD 5.2.1,
for me, anyway) I have no laptop-ethernet mobility.
The Dell 1150 has a few other problems too wrt FreeBSD -- at least under
5.2.1. But the biggest problem is the lack of support for the most common
I am not a driver-coder but I am willing to test and help out as I can;
And I am an AI person and I think "we" (this group of folks,) could
probably build an AI tool that would run under FreeBSD and do a lot more
to experimentally build (ie., cut and try) drivers and related components
Such a tool would need several to be able to do several things:
First, to recover from freeze's (because they are common in developing
Second, to read existing assembler files, C source, hint assignments, and
*maybe* script files -- not sure if the last is feasible; But 20 years I
had a career writing AI tools to read, manipulate, and re-write one
assembler language to another, and assembler to C. I used symbolic tools
(MuSimp, MuMath, as well as other stuff, homemade,) to represent models of
blocks (where a code block had one entry and one exit, and a data block
was a basic data-element definition.) All this was done in BCPL, as I
started doing this before C became popular.
Anyway, I can't write my own drivers for my laptop, but I would be
interested in participating in a group project to attempt to build an
mechanical tool-set to help with this work.
From: "Carsten Zimmermann" <carp at hacksocke.de>
To: freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 17:18:20 +0100 (CET)
Subject: NDISulator and Dell wireless 1350 MiniPCI
I can hardly imagine that this problem hasn't been (discussed|solved)
before, but as google showed up with nothing, I'll go this way...
I have aquired a Dell Insprion 1150 with a Dell wireless 1350 MiniPCI 11g
card. I have compiled and loaded the ndis.ko and also the if_ndis.ko. The
driver loads successfully and the interface ndis0 appears.
However, I cannot change any ifconfig values through ifconfig. The
interface ndis0 ignores every setting. `sysctl -a |grep ndis0` returns no
entries, so changing preferences via sysctl is also not possible.
I used the recent Dell drivers from their website (R83097.EXE), expanded
the selfextracting archive through wine and found two(!) *.inf and *.sys
files. I don't exactly know which drivers to chose, there were subdirs
called "AR" and "IR" with same contents (well they do differ in
I tried both drivers.
The *.inf file is a utf-16 little endian file, as file(1) told me. `iconv
-f UTF-16LE -t ASCII` couldn't convert, so what I did was deleting the
blurb of UTF-16 locale strings out of the file and conversion went to a
success. I don't know if this might have caused the problem I am
Has anyone some hints or succes stories for me?
Thanks a lot!
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