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Old 05-02-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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ubuntu 7.04 - ndiswrapper - no internet


I need to install ndiswrapper but when I use synaptic it says it needs to download 50.6kb before it can install it but I have no internet yet(which is the reason I am installing ndiswrapper). I have downloaded ndiswrapper from the ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net but can't find where to place it so synaptic can find it. What do I do? Can I install it from the desktop?
 
Old 05-02-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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What form is your download in (tarball or .deb)?
 
Old 05-02-2007, 09:41 PM   #3
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the extension is .tar.gz

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Old 05-03-2007, 12:57 AM   #4
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when i use the terminal and attempt to install ndiswrapper it checks dependencies and then says ndiswrapper-common file can not be found. then when I go to add/remove programs and try to install windows driver tools (ndiswrapper) it says I need a internet connection to install. How can I do this if I can't install my wireless card. My onboard 3com Ethernet card appears in the hardware profile but is not active . Why is this so hard?

How do I create a new directory with the extracted ndiswrapper files so it will be accessible to install?

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:17 AM   #5
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does anyone have any advice that might possibly help?
 
Old 05-07-2007, 12:28 PM   #6
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Sorry for the delay, did you already find an answer?
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Originally Posted by breezOfLife
How do I create a new directory with the extracted ndiswrapper files so it will be accessible to install?
Since you downloaded a .tar.gz file, what you do goes something like this (in a terminal):
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$ cd the/dir/where/you/downloaded
$ tar xf ndiswrapper-1.43.tar.gz
$ cd ndiswrapper-1.43
$ make
$ sudo make install
Then you get your card’s windows driver out and do “sudo ndiswrapper -i filename.inf”, followed by “sudo modprobe ndiswrapper”. Use iwconfig to set up your card. Btw, all the previous instructions are outlined here.

Alternatively, you might download a “.deb” file from somewhere, or even set up a local repository containing ndiswrapper and whatever other dependencies it needs.
 
  


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