View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dell Inspiron 1525 wireless not working.

September 10th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Whenever I download the drivers for the card and use ndiswrapper, it says its not a proper .inf file. All the downloads are just .exes so how can i get a "proper .inf" file to use with ndiswrapper?

September 10th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Open a terminal

R-click on Desktop and Create Directory for the .exe files to go into


cd ~/Desktop/Created_Directory
cabextract /path/to/file_name.exe

Zippo Master
September 10th, 2008, 01:35 AM
This is the post I followed to get mine to work a while ago.


It's for gutsy but I think it should work for Hardy. If that is no help I think you can unzip the .exe file in konsole. If that doesn't work and someone can confirm that it isn't against some rule, I can post the .inf file I used.

September 10th, 2008, 01:38 AM
I got the following error:

:~/Desktop/Wireless$ cabextract /home/skyler/Drivers/Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291.exe

/home/skyler/Drivers/Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291.exe: no valid cabinets found

All done, errors in processing 1 file(s)

September 10th, 2008, 01:42 AM
Alright, i got it now. thanks a bunch guys :)

Zippo Master
September 10th, 2008, 01:44 AM
ok good.

September 10th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Grats on solving

ah cool thanks Zippo nice new toy for me to play with.