Originally posted by trevor51590
ok i cant get the ndiswrapper source to install with mandrake 10.1. im getting error 2. i cant post the exact error because im running a dual boot, but wrapper wont install correctly, so i cant use the command ndiswrappe -i
have an update: i can get ndiswrapper to install, but it says my device is not detected, and it wont let me modprobe ndiswrapper. i get a fatal error
i too am a noob in linux but i finally got the ndiswrapper working. i'm not sure what the steps you took to try to install ndiswrapper but these are what i did. it took me the whole day to figure it out.
first download the ndiswrapper
extract the contents
open up a shell
login in as root
go to the directory where you extracted ndiswrapper
(just to be in the safe side to start out fresh type out these commands)
(download the windows xp drivers for your wlan nic card and copy the .sys and the .inf file to your linux system, browse to whatever the directory is and type out these commands)
ndiswrapper -i "THENAMEOFTHEINFFILE.inf" (example for mine i type out 'ndiswrapper -i bcm5la.inf'
ndiswrapper -l (check if it detected the card)
modprobe ndiswrapper (the error you got when you did these earlier i kept having the same problem and found out that after i ran the 'make install' it went away)
iwlist wlan0 scan (i was stuck here for most of the day since i kept getting an error and found out the cause was because i was using a 32bit driver and i was running a 64bit linux)
iwconfig wlan0 essid "NAME OF YOUR SSID"
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted "WEP KEY"
that should be it. hope it helps you.