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Old 11-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Linux Ndiswrapper install help. (Please read fully)


Hi. I'm guessing this is the correct place as I'm new and this is my first post? Well anyway,

I understand how to install a tarball, but what I seem to be having a problem is Ndiswrapper.

I have it all down but one thing, it can't find the kernel version.

I'm currently running CrunchBang OS 64-Bit. I don't have access to the internet wirelessly nor via wire. Though I do have access to it on another computer as well as it's windows 7 dual boot.

Any suggestions? I can't seem to find out what it is. It might have to do with the fact that I haven't updated it completely or something? Or no?
 
Old 11-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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ndiswrapper is barely used nowadays, almost any network device (wired and wireless) has native Linux drivers.
So before proceeding with ndiswrapper I would like to ask you which version of Crunchbang you are using and which network hardware you exactly are using.
For the hardware part the output of
Code:
lspci
will help.
 
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Sorry, I didn't think it would be needed, I'm going to be using,

Linksys AE2500 with the Bus ID Of 13b1:0039 (That of a Linksys AE1200). The only thing I could find was Ralink USB Adapter but I have had reports of it not working, I thought my safest bet would be ndiswrapper.

Sorry if I missed something, google-ing sometimes skips things.

From the site, I'm using the Kernel version of 2.6.32 and X.org 7.5.

My best guess would be CrunchBang V11 or V10. The site doesn't state and I don't recall anything during the install.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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2.6.32 is cruncbang 10. I installed it 2 weeks ago on a 32bit PC.
It dont work? curious. Looking at that USB wlan in the "debian stable" forum seems your usb thing is a bit new and perhaps you can contact a debian forum and see how they install the driver you should download from the Linksys site (compile it etc.).
Or, yes, ndiswrapper, look at the debian stable ndiswrapper use: http://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper
In my life I used one time a ndiswrapper with tinycorelinux for a USB fritz wlan (available in Germany). Not so elegant than a driver but perhaps the driver will be available in few weeks in a debian.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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2.6.32 is cruncbang 10. I installed it 2 weeks ago on a 32bit PC.
It dont work? curious. Looking at that USB wlan in the "debian stable" forum seems your usb thing is a bit new and perhaps you can contact a debian forum and see how they install the driver you should download from the Linksys site (compile it etc.).
Or, yes, ndiswrapper, look at the debian stable ndiswrapper use: http://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper
In my life I used one time a ndiswrapper with tinycorelinux for a USB fritz wlan (available in Germany). Not so elegant than a driver but perhaps the driver will be available in few weeks in a debian.
I'll try and run the backbone version (With the latest Debian, just not stable). And I wouldn't be asking for help if Cisco doesn't support only Windows.

Even then, about week ago I tried Wubi with Ubuntu 12.10 and it didn't seem to have it also. But once again, I'll try the backbone version of CrunchBang.

**Update** It didn't seem to work. :/

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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Dont need to jump around with different distro; it seems the linux driver dont exist.
So, look at google "linux driver 13b1:0039" and you cannot find much driver (forget loading a driver from the linksys site).
or here http://askubuntu.com/questions/10009...-n-usb-adapter
and use ndiswrapper.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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Dont need to jump around with different distro; it seems the linux driver dont exist.
So, look at google "linux driver 13b1:0039" and you cannot find much driver (forget loading a driver from the linksys site).
or here http://askubuntu.com/questions/10009...-n-usb-adapter
and use ndiswrapper.
This is what I already know, but I'm asking for help with installing NDiswrapper. Please read the full question as well as posts before posting :/
 
Old 11-30-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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Download the correct debs for your version of crunchbang put them all the the same folder and then, as root, type or copy and paste
Code:
dpkg -i *.deb
into a terminal. This will install ndiswrapper for you.

You will probably need ndisgtk ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-dkms ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

Once you have them installed open "Windows Wireless Drivers" in your menu and locate the driver to install it. That should be it.

If you are determined to go down the road of compiling it yourself the understand you will have to do so each time a kernel update comes through.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #9
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This is what I already know, but I'm asking for help with installing NDiswrapper. Please read the full question as well as posts before posting :/
I Dont know much more than reading the debian wiki as per indication in post #5.
Good luck. Chears.
 
  


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