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I successfully installed ndiswrapper (version 6) on Mandrake 9.2 for my wpc54g wireless card. I got the connection to the internet to work fine. However, after I rebooted, ndiswrapper could not longer find "wlan0". Could anyone suggest how I could get ndiswrapper to recognize wlan0? (See error messages below). By the way, the file ifcfg-wlan0 still exists.
ndiswrapper version 0.6 loaded
ndiswrapper adding bcmwl5.sys
[root@Goblin ndiswrapper]# ifup wlan0
ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present,
[root@Goblin ndiswrapper]# iwconfig wlan0 essid
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
When I typed in "ndiswrapper -m" after the installation, an alias was written to /etc/modules.conf. For some reason, when I removed this alias from modules.conf, my wlan0 appeared once again after reboot. Wireless now works.