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    Need more help with wireless

    About four weeks ago I asked for help with my wife's dell wireless connection. I got good direction but still have one hiccup. When the computer is shutdown and reopened, the wireless connection is not found and I have to activate ndiswrapper. That is a big nuisance. How can I get ndiswrapper to load on startup? Is there a start up script? Here's the thread addressing all the ndiswrapper info:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=735485

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    Re: Need more help with wireless

    all you need to do is type this in terminal
    Code:
    sudo -i
    echo ndiswrapper >> /etc/modules
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    Re: Need more help with wireless

    Thanks twright. . . but it didn't work, and I'm quite sure I entered the code correctly. I would appreciate more suggestions.

    Edit
    Well, obviously, I didn't enter the code correctly the first time. I tried it again and it worked perfectly. Thanks, so much.
    Last edited by lakelovers; April 24th, 2008 at 08:40 PM. Reason: New info . . . it worked!

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    Re: Need more help with wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by lakelovers View Post
    can I get ndiswrapper to load on startup? Is there a start up script? Here's the thread addressing all the ndiswrapper info:
    Either add the word "ndiswrapper" to your "/etc/modules" file, or add the phrase "modprobe ndiswrapper" to your "/etc/rc.local" file as the last but one line. (The last line _must_ be "exit 0" or you will never be able to log in.)

    btw, you need to be "sudo" to access either file; eg.
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/modules
    gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local
    assuming you are using gnome ubuntu.
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