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Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:30 PM


Setting up Windows Wireless Drivers on Ubuntu Linux


This tutorial uses a command line tool called "ndiswrapper" to set up Windows Wireless Drivers

First download ndiswrapper:
On a system with internet availability download the tarball. http://sourceforge.n...swrapper/files/
Save it to a flash drive.

Firstly, type the following to extract the archive:
$ tar xvfz filename.tar.gz
$ cd filename



Next, type this code to compile it and install it:
$ make uninstall
$ make
$ su



Then switch to root user (with the command "su") and type this:
# make install



This installs ndiswrapper on the system.

Next, you need to find your windows driver for your wireless card. You need to find an archived version, not an executable.
After this is done, extract the .inf and .sys files and place them in the same directory.

then type:
$ sudo ndiswrapper -i drivername.inf
...
$ ndiswrapper -l



If the ndiswrapper -l call says something similar to: "driver present, hardware(or device) present" then you are ready for the next step. However, if it returns "driver present" then something went wrong.

Finally, to load the ndiswrapper module type this:
$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper



Now your Windows driver should be set up and ready to go!


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:43 AM

NDISwrapper rocks!
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