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Old 01-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper for linksys WMP11v4 but modprobe fails

I am using Debian (Sarge) Kernel 2.6- Latest ISO from

I have a Linksys WMP11 v4 Card that cannot be recognized by linux except through ndiswrapper and linuxant. Since linuxant costs money, i use ndiswrapper.

I downloaded the appropriate Windows driver for wmp11v4 and installed ndiswrapper-source and ndiswrapper-utils via apt-get

I then installed the driver in ndis by typing

ndiswrapper -i lsipnds.inf

I then type:

ndiswrapper -l

and get: lsipnds.inf driver present, hardware present

then to make the module i typed:

ndiswrapper -m

but when i type:
modprobe ndiswrapper

I get this:

FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

I did everything the instructions said at

Anyone got any suggestions? Why does modprobe fail and what should I do? Im pretty much a newb and dont know what my next step should be.
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I downloaded the appropriate Windows driver for wmp11v4 and installed ndiswrapper-source and ndiswrapper-utils via apt-get
OK, you install the ndiswrapper source, but did you compile the module? It sounds like you need to get into the ndiswrapper source directory and run make install. If the system isn't finding the module it either means that you didn't compile it or you did compile it but it wasn't copied into the correct directory. Since make install does the copying for you, I'm guessing you need to compile.
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What is the output from
after the modprobe fails?
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appreciate the replies. things have been busy here at school and work. I decided to make a switch with a Windows friend of mine, my linksys card for his netgear ma111 usb. we'll see how that goes

thanks a bunch!!

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