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Thread: Wifi lost after reboot

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    Wifi lost after reboot

    I followed the instructions on these forums for setting up the wireless on a dell inspiron 6400 laptop and they worked perfectly. However every time i boot, the wifi indicator goes off and I have to put these two commands into the terminal where i unzipped the drivers:

    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

    why cant i make it permanent?

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    Re: Wifi lost after reboot

    install and use ndisgtk (ndisgtk is a GTK+ based frontend for ndiswrapper, allowing an easy way to install Windows wireless drivers).

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    Re: Wifi lost after reboot

    I tried installing ndisgtk, but it said its already installed. I could not find it however in the applications menu. I still have to type sudo modprobe ndiswrapper in the terminal everytime i boot to get the wireless to work.

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    Re: Wifi lost after reboot

    type ALT+F2 then gksudo ndisgtk

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    Re: Wifi lost after reboot

    or make a small bash script

    make a blank text file

    Code:
    cd Desktop
    touch ndiswrapper
    sudo nano ndiswrapper
    
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    # type all this in the text file
    cd /place/where/you/normally/go/to/do/this
    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    press ctrl + k to save the document save modified buffer = y
    click the menu > system > preferences > sessions and add the script you just made to it by clicking the add button and browsing to it.

    now these action will be performed every time you log in
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    Re: Wifi lost after reboot

    hi, it didnt work fully.

    before i would have to open the terminal and type in the commands, after which the light on my laptop for wifi would come on and then the computer icon in the task bar would start searching for networks.

    But now after i put in the bash file, the light is lit when i boot, but i have to go thru the entire process again to get the computer icon to start searching for networks.

    heres how i put in the bash file.

    I created a text file in my documents folder and added the code u gave me and put it under sessions option under the system menu.

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