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    Cannot configure ndiswrapper

    Hi all,

    I wanted to install a USB-to-WIFI adapter on a pc.

    I followed the instructions reported here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper
    However I'm stuck at the point 3.4

    Code:
    #sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    I tried to install from sources as Tom suggested here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/13289...pper-not-found
    However when I type "make" it returns the following error:

    Code:
    # make
    make -C utils
    make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper-1.58/utils'
    make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper-1.58/utils'
    make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper-1.58/driver'
    Makefile:41: *** Please run 'make modules_prepare' in /root/. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/ndiswrapper-1.58/driver'
    make: *** [driver] Error 2
    How can I fix this problem?
    I have ubuntu 10.04 patched with xenomai:

    Code:
    # uname -a
    Linux rh2c 2.6.34.5-pal-m3d-rt #3 SMP Thu Aug 2 14:36:05 CEST 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    # lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
    Release:    10.04
    Codename:    lucid

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    Re: Cannot configure ndiswrapper

    Are you doing this on a desktop or server version of Ubuntu?

    If a desktop version, after you installed ndisgtk from Ubuntu Software Center did you enter gksudo ndisgtk and navigate to where you had the driver stored?
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; March 8th, 2013 at 05:53 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Cannot configure ndiswrapper

    Thread moved to Networking & Wireless


    Do you know what wireless chip the USB adapter is using and that you actually need ndiswrapper for it??? Ndiswrapper is largely superseded and can prevent any other drivers working when installed. Generally avoid and last resort.

    Did you try just plugging the adapter in before going this route? Did you plug it in and do an update, for instance?

    With the adapter plugged in, could you post the result of this command:

    lsusb

    Thanks.

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    Re: Cannot configure ndiswrapper

    Thanks all,

    I have a version without graphical interface because it is an industrial pc.

    I pluged in the adapter and executed an sudo apt-get update and upgrade.

    However ifconfing doesn't list it.

    This is the result of the lsusb command.

    Code:
    root@rh2c:~# lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0baf:0118 U.S. Robotics U5 802.11g Adapter
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    Re: Cannot configure ndiswrapper

    If it could be easier for you I also have a Asus USB-N13 Wi-Fi Adapter.

    This is the result of the lsusb command with that Adapter plugged in

    Code:
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    Re: Cannot configure ndiswrapper

    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0baf:0118 U.S. Robotics U5 802.11g Adapter

    That's the adapter. Clearly shown in the output of the first lsusb.

    I suggest doing a search for the Robotics U5 and seeing if you can discover what wireless chipset it uses. Here's a start ...

    Try post 26 here and follow the process from 'I removed ndiswrapper ...'

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1838434&page=3

    In other words, ndiswrapper is not required but it appears Prism is. I have no experience with Prism.

    As for the ASUSTek adapter, plug it in and do an update. See what happens. That might work out of the box, who knows. Again, do some googling for the device that is shown in the lsusb output. Good luck.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; March 12th, 2013 at 12:06 PM.

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