View Full Version : [ubuntu] WICD & ndiswrapper - help!

April 25th, 2008, 12:09 AM
NetworkManager was giving me alot of headaches recently so I've decided to give WICD a try.
Installed it no problem but so far only my wired connection works. I've always had to run my wireless card through ndiswrapper and so far it isn't showing up in this program.
What should I do to get it to recognise? Would it be advisable to redo my ndiswrapper & driver?

Here's my lshw if it helps:

lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Wireless interface
product: AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:1b:9e:18:9b:67
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+net5211 driverversion=1.51+,11/15/2006, latency=0 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:16:d4:fd:be:eb
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK ip= latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes

April 25th, 2008, 01:39 AM
After some changes in the preferences of WICD and a restart wireless seems to be working, but I'll return if theres problems.

I'm interested to see if this really is more reliable than network manager.