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You have to use a Linux-specific driver, which will usually be found on the manufacturer's website if it isn't preloaded in your distro. If you post the exact manufacturer and model number of your wireless card, someone can probably point you to the driver you need.
I have the ndis. file. Now I just cant seem to install the xp, or vista drivers. Im really thinking Im just going to have to suck it up and use my internal untill I get a compatible usb. Thank you to all!
I had just gotten the .tar files... I couldnt untar it. I had gotten an error message. But I did compile a huge set of word lists that was orignally one big tar file. I gave up on getting the drivers to work. I had downloaded a variety of drivers and tried to install them to see which one would work and nothin worked. Im just going to go out an buy the old usb wireless adapter I had that I know works with BT5. But thank you for you help!
The easiest way to get ndiswrapper would be to hook up to the internet with a wired connection, then get it from the package manager. Its easier, faster and more likely to be setup how your distro needs things than doing an install from .tar files.