View Full Version : [ubuntu] wireless problem ?

November 28th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Hi, I am new to this and have (had) a wireless problem. I have a buffalo air station card. Didn't work at all, light didn't come on, nothing. Did some reading and decided I needed to use ndiswrapper. Installed it and the util program, and then went into network config and disabled the broadcom 43 driver, and then everything started working. I didn't do anything else. I did find the .inf and .sys windows drivers that I thought I needed and put them in a file on the desktop. I never did use the ndiswrapper, does it auto. find the files it needs and use them? I did run the ndiswrapper -l and got the following results, not sure what they mean:

usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
-i inffile install driver described by 'inffile'
-a devid driver use installed 'driver' for 'devid' (dangerous)
-r driver remove 'driver'
-l list installed drivers
-m write configuration for modprobe
-ma write module alias configuration for all devices
-mi write module install configuration for all devices
-v report version information

where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBIDd and put them in a file on the desktop.

I never did use ndidwrapper as such

any ideas or suggestions as to what is happening. Guess as long as it works just leave things alone?