Yes, you were right about 64bit.
A lucky "grasping at straws" guess.
I liked your posted error message:
ndiswrapper (check_nt_hdr:150): kernel is 64-bit, but Windows driver is not
64-bit;bad magic: 010B
Congratulations on getting it working!
Because you are (currently) unable to use WAP encryption, you really should set up a firewall on every
PC connected to your network. The GUI-based ones are simplest to get right.
A badly configured firewall is probably worse than none at all, because it can give a false sense of security.
Enabling only connections from known hardware MAC addresses in your router will help keep out casual snoopers, but MAC addresses are very easy to sniff and spoof, so this is only a mild deterrent.
You may think there is nothing of interest on your PC, but trust me there will be plenty (Your name, address, postcode, utility company details, possibly your parent's first names, your bank account details - have you kept a copy of a letter you wrote to your bank one day maybe? - the list goes on).
In fact if I were you, I'd either get a better network card, not use wireless at all, or switch to a 32-bit kernel so I could use WAP. You probably will not notice any
difference in performance.
Last edited by gothicbob : Today at 11:09. Reason: im stupid.
You are not
stupid - you have solved quite a complex problem with very little help from me apart from some encouragement and pointers - anyone can click the wrong button.
Have fun, and thanks for the follow-up, it'll help others.