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Old 10-21-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Network wizard now handles Ndiswrapper!


Here is a new version of the Ethernet/network wizard.

This version provides a GUI to install network windows drivers using ndiswrapper !

So it is now really becoming a one stop shop for network connectivity.

It also includes the following minor bug fix:
- After loading a module it now shows it in the list of modules loaded. Before it only showed the ones that came with puppy..

Download it from here!

It has an installer and uninstaller so it is safe to try it.

Last edited by rarsa; 10-21-2006 at 06:08 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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To say about ndiswrapper: it's preferrable to use native drivers, so ndiswrapper ought to be used only if no native drivers exist. Many users still tend to use ndiswrapper despite the fact that they could use native drivers, they are just too lazy to go and look around for them (if they're not installed by default). So providing them with easier means of using ndiswrapper means pushing some of them to use non-native drivers, which is exactly what should not be done (unless you will want to encourage manufacturers to only write Windows drivers and never write drivers for Linux).

Consider it.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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I understand the advantages of native drivers. I also understand the point about pressuring the card manufacturers to provide native drivers and open their specs.Actually I only use linux drivers for my wireless cards thats why it took me so long to get to make the changes to the wizard.

The fact is that there are many people with cards that don't have native drivers that still want to try linux.

I think that the more people uses linux the more the card vendors will feel that it makes economic sense for them to provide native drivers. The shift is already happening on the server side where now there are more vendors that support linux at the application and hardware level.

So I'm not pushing them to use windows drivers I am helping them use linux. If they ever need the better functionality provided by the native drivers, they will find a way to install them.

By calling people lazy you are doing exactly the oposite than you are preaching.

Please I am just clarifying why I provided this. I don't want to start a flame or religious war. I don't want this thread to become one.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 12:16 AM   #4
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Wireless Network scanning added

I've uploaded version 2.12-3

Get it from here!
 
Old 10-28-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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Thanks Rarsa!

I unfortunately have to use the ndis wrapper since my networkcard manufacturer doesn't include linux drivers. It works great but I have to set it up each time I use puppy. Does this ndis wizard allow it to save to the session so I don't have to run modconfig form the terminal each time I boot?

thanks!
 
Old 10-29-2006, 01:07 AM   #6
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Does this ndis wizard allow it to save to the session so I don't have to run modconfig form the terminal each time I boot?
First a clarification. It is not an "ndis wizard" it is Puppy's "Ethernet/network wizard", It handles much more than ndis.

Second: Yes, the trick here is to load the ndiswrapper module with the wizard so it lets you save it.

After that, when you configure your connection, it will ask if you want to save that configuration for next boot. just say yes.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:30 AM   #7
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How to post and not offend......

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Originally Posted by rarsa
The fact is that there are many people with cards that don't have native drivers that still want to try linux.

So I'm not pushing them to use windows drivers I am helping them use linux. If they ever need the better functionality provided by the native drivers, they will find a way to install them.

By calling people lazy you are doing exactly the oposite than you are preaching.
Well said!

All I want to do is try Linux (and now I have it installed on two machines).

Thank the higher power for people like you who simply want to help people like me and NOT call me stupid, ignorant, lazy, helpless, or any other of the two thousand words used to describe.......well, I think you get the message.

Thanks again!
 
  


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