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  1. #11
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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    thanks a bunch, but mine is still not working, i have the RealTek 8185... I followed your tut and here is what i get...

    rick@rick-laptop:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    net8185 : driver installed
    devidce (10EC:8185) present

    so that one has no alteratives

    and then the other one does this...

    rick@rick-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: RTL -8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 9
    bus info: pci@0000:06:09.0
    version: 20
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap list
    configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32

    And its not working, wifi radar program doesn't pick up anything, I can't ping anything, and the network manager doesn't even show a wireless ability yet... Please Help...

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    Ok guys I have a serious problem, I was following the tutorial, I did a complete reinstall and this tutorial was the first thing I did, I am running this on a Gateway MX 3417 I have the AMD64 Hardy version for the desktop...

    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper doesn't do anything it just goes to the next line and sits, it doesn't even ask me for a command prompt, it just sits there... so I opened up a new terminal, left that one alone, and went on with the tutorial... When it was time to restart I did, and while booting, it gets stuck at * Loading manual drivers... and now I do not know what to do, I can't even get into the system, I will have to do another fresh install just to get back in... whats going on?

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    i'm not sure about why It's getting "stuck"? Have you let it sit for a while? and also - sudo modprobe ndiswrapper will not give you an output if successful. And: did you run sudo ndiswrapper -m, and add "ndiswrapper" to /etc/modules?

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    No I haven't let it sit...

    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper just goes to the next line, it doesn't even prompt me for a command, its as if I just pushed the return button and it is just sitting there... Is it supposed to take a while, and I supposed to wait on that one, at least until it gives me a command prompt...

    I ran sudo ndiswrapper -m and it went fine...

    also, when i open up another terminal and do dmesg, it gives me this long drawn out answer, and then at the end it says i shouldn't use it becuase it is deprecated... lol, I'm currently reinstalling ubuntu, and now I am going to try the tutorial all over again... Thanks for the quick reply...
    Last edited by Modern Mogul; May 14th, 2008 at 04:30 PM.

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    hi, I have this problem while running this.

    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive

    module configuration already contains alias directive
    What should I do? Thanks!
    Last edited by afeasfaerw23231233; March 3rd, 2009 at 08:38 PM.
    Ubuntu 7.10 on P4 1.8G and PIII 933mHz

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by afeasfaerw23231233 View Post
    hi, I have this problem while running this.


    What should I do? Thanks!
    Are you absolutely positive you need to install Ndiswarapper from source? It's much easier (and preferable) to add it via:
    system > administration > synaptic

    Just search for "ndiswrapper" and add it.

    The method outlined in this thread is outdated, you should not use it.

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    windows (and therefore ndiswrapper) makes use of BOTH the .inf and the .sys files to make a driver function. the .inf file tells the system how and when to use .sys file (like a script).

    the ONLY file(s) that ever needs to be loaded into the ndiswrapper wrapper is the .inf file(s), but the .sys file needs to be located on the system in the same directory as the .inf file so that ndiswrapper can call on it as needed.
    Hey Dmizer i followed all the steps but ended up with the following error:

    @ubuntu:~/Desktop/Driver$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh6.inf
    installing bcmwlhigh6 ...
    couldn't find models section "Cisco" -
    installation may be incomplete

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    Re: How to install ndiswrapper and wireless driver for newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    The method outlined in this thread is outdated, you should not use it.
    After three years...

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