Noob here.

I've been lurking here a while to learn about getting my laptop working on my wireless network.
Finally took the plunge and installed the ndiswrapper common and util packages as outlined in other threads (thanks to KevDog), on my new Hardy install.
Then I downloaded the Winbloz drivers from the realtek site and got as far as loading them with the ndiswrapper. So when I type ndiswrapper -l, I get back "net8187b : driver installed device (0BDA:8197) present". So far so good.
But when I try "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper", I get back "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found".
This is stumping me. What do I need to do to fix this?
Thanks in advance.