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Old 04-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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How do I get ndiswrapper to work with no .inf file? RNX-N1MAC


I recently bought the Rosewill USB wireless card RNX-N1MAC from newegg. The card is fast and great on windows, but I can't get it to work on Linux. I had a different card working fine with ndiswrapper before this one, but there's no .inf file for this card. The only one on the cd that came with it is the autorun file and that gives an error for obvious reasons. The windows drivers on the cd are executables. There are also .dmg file drivers on the cd if that would help in anyway. And I would prefer not to have to install and run wine purely for using my wireless card if I can help it. If anyone knows how to fix it let me know. Thanks!
 
Old 04-20-2009, 03:14 AM   #2
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Maybe you can find the *.inf on the windoze box, as far as i'm aware, an .exe file is just a compressed container that extracts the files to a predefined location. You might find it under the system32 folder or something similar. Also have you tried their website, they may have the drivers there.
 
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Hmm.... I can't find the .inf file anywhere. I tried looking for it in the system and system32 on windows and for it on their website. All I can find are executables. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep looking.
 
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I found the drivers for the card in system32 but the only files there for it are a .dll, .dat, and .sys files. Any suggestions?
 
Old 04-21-2009, 02:58 PM   #5
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Try running the executables with wine to see if it extracts the inf files anywhere in the wine drive_c directory. Sometimes it'll extract another executable with compressed files though, so if it does, run that one too and see if the inf files come out of there.
 
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Try running the executables with wine to see if it extracts the inf files anywhere in the wine drive_c directory. Sometimes it'll extract another executable with compressed files though, so if it does, run that one too and see if the inf files come out of there.
That's a good suggestion, also check out any temp directories, the *.exe may also extract to a temp directory first, then remove the installation files when finished.
 
  


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