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Old 12-04-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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Installing Windows wireless drivers in Linux


Installing Windows wireless drivers in Linux
Hello,

I'm sure it's an outdated type of tutorial to make, for ndiswrapper and the "Windows Network Drivers" utility, but I've been wanting to make one for a while, and noticed a significant difference in the workflow on Ubuntu 11.10 based systems.

This tutorial shows 2 methods on installing a Windows wireless driver in Linux/Ubuntu. The first method shows how to do it on Mint 12, using the "Windows Network Drivers" utility, the GUI for ndiswrapper.

The second method shows how to do it from the command line with ndiswrapper. I also gave a couple of tips on how to obtain ndiswrapper, if it's not installed on your system by default.

The difference between the old workflow and new is that ndiswrapper writes its configuration to a different file in 11.10. Previously, it was written to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf, but in 11.10 it writes it to /etc/modules.conf. This prevents the system from initializing the wireless card at boot. I simply explain how to symlink modules.conf to the /etc/modprobe.d folder and rename it to ndiswrapper.conf. The system will then see the ndiswrapper.conf file that it wants, and follow it to modules.conf, and initialize the card at boot.


Anyway, here's the link to the tutorial video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wchimaoe9KE

Hope it's helpful!
 
Old 12-04-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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Like your other post, replying to get this off of the zero reply list. Maybe we should have a seperate sub-forum for video tutorials, if there isn't already one.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 12-04-2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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For tutorials we have the Linux Answers section. I would rather think that posts like this should be on the OP's blog, not in the forums.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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Like your other post, replying to get this off of the zero reply list. Maybe we should have a seperate sub-forum for video tutorials, if there isn't already one.

Cheers,

Josh
No problem! Am I posting in the wrong place? I know most forums have a tutorial section that requires moderator approval for each tutorial, but I don't think mine are quite enough to be "official".
 
Old 12-04-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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Wait, I don't get that. If you think that your tutorials are not good enough to be approved by a moderator wouldn't it make more sense to make them better instead of releasing them at a different place?
 
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Wait, I don't get that. If you think that your tutorials are not good enough to be approved by a moderator wouldn't it make more sense to make them better instead of releasing them at a different place?
I don't mean that they are not good enough. I just don't have the time or equipment to make them more "official" in the way of video/audio quality. In that case, I am unable to polish them and wouldn't want to submit something unpolished as an official tutorial.

As far as content, I never create a tutorial until figure out all of the elements of a problem I want to solve, and try to cover as many gray areas as possible.
 
  


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