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    Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Hey guys after endless searching google and forums I hope to get help here. But first of hello to all and thanks in advance.

    Now to my problem;

    I installed on my Laptop Acer Aspire 5750G running Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Lts ndiswrapper through Ubuntu Software Center. After installation I installed through gui an Windows wireless driver which I used in Windows 7 x64 same notebook. After installation it showed up in ndiswrapper hardware found: yes.

    Atheros Wireless Adapter AR9287

    But!!!

    I lost actually my wifi adapter, which means there is no possibility to reach my wifi adapter or to connect to wirless lan. I can only plug a cable to my computer to get Internet access.

    So again what happened to my computer? I removed diswrapper but could not get the previous configuration back.

    No I´m whithout any clue or idea what to do!

    Thanks guys quite a lat for any help you can provide.
    Last edited by bonehunter; September 30th, 2012 at 10:24 PM.

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Welcome to the forums! Please give the output of the following sudo command:
    Code:
    lspci

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Thanks for your replay,.... here as you asked me to print...


    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] (rev ff)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
    02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
    02:00.2 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16be (rev 10)
    02:00.3 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16bf (rev 10)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    I have been gone for most of yesterday and will be looking at this later on today....unless someone else can also help!

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Let's see if this gets you moving in the right direction...
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    Let me know if this works for you...

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Quote Originally Posted by bonehunter View Post
    I installed on my Laptop Acer Aspire 5750G running Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Lts
    Quote Originally Posted by daslinkard View Post
    Let's see if this gets you moving in the right direction...
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic
    He has Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin , not 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

    I suggest

    1) First remove completely the ndiswrapper .
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper 
    sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk 
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf 
    sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/*  
    sudo depmod -a
    Reboot your PC
    Then give the results* of bellow commands

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net 
    lsmod 
    ifconfig 
    nmcli nm status
    rfkill list all
    nm-tool
    *Put the results between the brackets [code]Here[/code].

    Thanks
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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Thank you NikTH for the catch!

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Thanks guys...
    The thread from NikTH helped to solve the problem. Wifi is back on my laptop but now I have another issule.

    Code (02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b5] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0504]
    Kernel driver in use: tg3
    --
    02:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader [14e4:16bc] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0504]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    --
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002e] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc Device [11ad:6603]
    Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    )

    lsmod

    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ppp_deflate 13038 0
    zlib_deflate 27139 1 ppp_deflate
    bsd_comp 12994 0
    ppp_async 17539 1
    crc_ccitt 12667 1 ppp_async
    nls_iso8859_1 12713 1
    nls_cp437 16991 1
    vfat 17585 1
    fat 61512 1 vfat
    pci_stub 12622 1
    vboxpci 23200 0
    vboxnetadp 25670 0
    vboxnetflt 23441 0
    vboxdrv 282587 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    bbswitch 13396 0
    bnep 18281 2
    rfcomm 47604 0
    bluetooth 180104 10 bnep,rfcomm
    parport_pc 32866 0
    ppdev 17113 0
    binfmt_misc 17540 1
    joydev 17693 0
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32474 1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 224173 1
    uvcvideo 72627 0
    videodev 98259 1 uvcvideo
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17128 1 videodev
    cdc_ether 13536 0
    option 25932 2
    usbnet 26212 1 cdc_ether
    usb_wwan 20491 1 option
    usbserial 47077 7 option,usb_wwan
    snd_hda_intel 33773 3
    snd_hda_codec 127706 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
    snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 97188 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    arc4 12529 2
    snd_seq_midi 13324 0
    snd_rawmidi 30748 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ath9k 132390 0
    mac80211 506816 1 ath9k
    ath9k_common 14053 1 ath9k
    ath9k_hw 411151 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    snd_timer 29990 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    psmouse 97362 0
    snd 78855 16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    serio_raw 13211 0
    ath 24067 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    cfg80211 205544 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    soundcore 15091 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i915 473240 3
    drm_kms_helper 46978 1 i915
    drm 242038 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    mei 41616 0
    i2c_algo_bit 13423 1 i915
    mxm_wmi 12979 0
    video 19596 1 i915
    ndiswrapper 282628 0
    wmi 19256 1 mxm_wmi
    mac_hid 13253 0
    lp 17799 0
    parport 46562 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    uas 18180 0
    usb_storage 49198 1
    mmc_block 27300 2
    tg3 152032 0
    sdhci_pci 18826 0
    sdhci 33205 1 sdhci_pci

    (eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:70:f4:ac:ca:46
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    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:7946 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:7946 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:842846 (842.8 KB) TX bytes:842846 (842.8 KB)

    ppp0 Link encapoint-to-Point Protocol
    inet addr:109.125.16.72 P-t-P:10.64.64.64 Mask:255.255.255.255
    UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1164 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1090 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
    RX bytes:978935 (978.9 KB) TX bytes:131242 (131.2 KB)
    )

    ( nmcli nm status
    RUNNING STATE WIFI-HARDWARE WIFI WWAN-HARDWARE WWAN
    running connected enabled disabled enabled enabled )

    (rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no)

    (nm-tool

    NetworkManager Tool

    State: connected (global)

    - Device: ttyUSB0 [E-Mobile Broadband To Go] ----------------------------------
    Type: Mobile Broadband (GSM)
    Driver: option1
    State: connected
    Default: yes

    Capabilities:

    IPv4 Settings:
    Address: 109.125.16.72
    Prefix: 32 (255.255.255.255)
    Gateway: 10.64.64.64

    DNS: 212.129.64.220
    DNS: 212.129.64.221


    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Type: 802.11 WiFi
    Driver: ath9k
    State: unavailable
    Default: no
    HW Address: 68:A3:C4:ED:72:2B

    Capabilities:

    Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption: yes
    WPA Encryption: yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

    Wireless Access Points


    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Type: Wired
    Driver: tg3
    State: unavailable
    Default: no
    HW Address: B8:70:F4:AC:CA:46

    Capabilities:
    Carrier Detect: yes

    Wired Properties
    Carrier: off
    )


    Sorry mate I know it´s not what was meant by ().

    But anyway I hope you can see where it is divided.

    thanks again quite a lot!

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    Just as a note to you and to others who may have the same issue and are looking for help:

    Normally ndiswrapper is not needed for most people. Driver support has been much improved over the last few releases, but there remain many of the old posts both in these forums and else where on the net regarding using ndiswrapper.

    If your wireless doesn't work, the first thing to try, if possible, is temporarily connecting a hard wire between your PC and the router, then trying Additional Drivers. If it returns with a driver and says it is not activated, then activate it.

    There are also some Broadcom devices which used to require ndiswrapper that don't anymore. Some require the addition of a couple of files. If you search the forum you may find those - if not, create a post and include the output of lspci and lsusb (type these in a terminal window). These 2 commands list the devices on your pci buss and on the USB busses - where your wireless device will be found - so that people here can look further without having to ask for that information first. Further information may be requested as well.

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    Re: Wifi adapter lost after installing ndiswrapper

    And now onto your latest post - what is the additional problem you are having now?

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