ndiswrapper / modprobe / wireless networking help
Alright, I got a Compaq Presario 2200 laptop, with a built-in Broadcom Wireless NIC, and have a dual boot WinXP / Fedora Core 3 setup.
I've managed to install ndiswrapper, downloaded an XP driver, and installed it using ndiswrapper. When I list the installed drivers, it lists it saying Driver Present, indicating there is no error.
Then I type 'ndiswrapper -m' and got an alias and all that. But when I move onto the next step and type 'modprobe ndiswrapper' I get an error, saying "ndiswrapper module not found". Or something like that.
Now, I've been reading just about every post on this web site that even has the word "Wireless" in it, trying to figure this problem out, and I see that when I type 'ndiswrapper -l' and it lists my driver, it's also supposed to say "Hardware Detected" -- Which mine does not. Well, I figure it's probably because my NIC isn't enabled (the LED is not lit). I'm sure all this is related somehow or another. Well, on my laptop, I've got a little button underneath the LED that I can push to enable / disable my wireless NIC, which works great in Windoz, but does nothing but flash my hard drive LED in Linux.
Anywayz, if anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly greatly appreciated.