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Old 03-14-2006, 02:20 PM   #16
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Not sure about ndis-gtk that petespin27 suggested .... I should check it out sometime.

It's pretty easy to do from the command line if you follow these steps:

1. /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i driverfilename.inf

2. then to see the status of your installed drivers:
/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l

3. No load the module ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -m
sudo /sbin/depmod -a
sudo /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
 
Old 03-14-2006, 07:32 PM   #17
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wrj's installation instructions are correct and work quite well. For the gui version, the ubuntu package name is "ndisgtk". It is in the universe repository, so make sure you add universe in repositories in synaptic.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 11:07 AM   #18
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There is no ndisgtk in the universal repository on the ISO I downloaded (5.x, breezy I'm pretty sure).

I've been trying to get ndiswrapper to work, but it won't. I have the driver installed in ndiswrapper, but it says its an invalid driver when I do the -l command. I tried all 3 versions of the driver (V1, V2, V4). Can I download ndis-gtk and run it from a cd?

Any input on WHY its a invalid driver. Also, how do I load it exactly after getting hte driver into ndiswrapper? the modprobe thing didn't want to do much either.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 11:32 AM   #19
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If you can get to a computer that has access to the internet maybe you can download the driver from here:
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List
 
Old 03-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #20
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I thought ubuntu used deb packages? It didn't want anything to do with a copy of ndis-gtk on a cdrom. I tried pointing synaptic to it, I tried activating it in the cdrom, nothing. But I did get ndiswrapper -m to work and it said something about creating alias wlan0, sorry I accidently closed the terminal before copying what it said. I still don't have my wireless lan going. Do I still have to activate it somehow? Where do I go frm here? It still says "invalid driver" when I -l. I"ll try getting the ndiswrapper from the site you just listed. I'd really like to get ubuntu going so I can enjoy it rather then hate it.

Also..pain in the butt, for some reason its only a 50/50 chance that in GRUB my keyboard will recognize, so I have to restart2-3 times in Grub to get it to let me go down to WinXP so I can get on the internet. Thanks for your help...I'll see if I can get something to work..
 
  


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