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Old 05-11-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
kalainerene
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Installing ndiswrapper with pclinuxos errors


I am trying to use a linksys wireless connection and have loaded the ndiswrapper directory but am unable to configure it.

./configure brings a 'no such file or directory' error.
ls ./configure brings a 'no such file or directory' error.

I am very new to linux and am getting pretty frustrated. Can anybody help me figure this out?
 
Old 05-11-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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What do you mean by you've "loaded the ndiswrapper directory"? Which files are in the current directory?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 07:45 AM   #3
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Ndiswrapper is already present in Pclos as it is in many distros.

Pclos has easy to use gui for most configurations. Ndiswrapper included.

All you need to do is point ndiswrapper to the relevant .inf file in your windows driver.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 12:30 PM   #4
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Point ndiswrapper...

All you need to do is point ndiswrapper to the relevant .inf file in your windows driver.

How do I do this?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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You will need to identify your wireless card first. Make sure it is supported by ndiswrapper. Download the windows driver. The Pclos Control Centre is the place to go to configure a new wireless connection. You will need to specify the .inf file in the windows driver folder.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...id,33/id,list/
http://docs.pclinuxos.com/ConnectingToTheNet
 
Old 05-13-2008, 08:49 AM   #6
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kalainerene;

You were asked for some info in your other thread (and never answered)---now you are being asked the same questions here. Much better to keep it all in one thread.

Until we know what your wireless card is, how do we know there is not a native Linux driver? You may not need ndiswrapper at all.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
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I use Mandriva, which is very close to PCLos. I also use ndiswrapper. Use the control center to configure your network setting, select wireless. It will ask if you want to use the default driver or a windows driver with ndiswrapper. Select the ndiswrapper option.

It will ask you to select the .inf file. The easiest way is to drop the CD into the CD drive, and select it from the CD. They may be in a subfolder on the CD named drivers. You are looking for the file named .inf, it may match another with the same name labeled .sys.

Good luck with it, it's not too hard. If you don't have the CD, you can search the web for the windows .inf driver file for your particular card. Just download it to a thumbdrive, then do the same thing, but select it off the thumbdrive.

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All you need to do is point ndiswrapper to the relevant .inf file in your windows driver.

How do I do this?

Last edited by cadteach; 05-15-2008 at 03:55 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 12:47 PM   #8
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Linksys External Wireless Card

As I mentioned, it is a Linksys and I apologize for not naming the model number, WUSB54GSC, Is that more helpful? This is, actually, a different question from the other post. I have two similar situations. I had two laptops given to me and had a friend put linux on both.
 
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Post the relevant output from lsusb please.
 
  


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