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Well I know there are plenty of posts on ndiswrapper but searching through them I am unable to come up with a solution to my problem. Currently trying to install ndis.10 on my system. I have it unziped on my desktop and when i enter the folder and try to run "Make Install" i get an error unable to execute commands. I saw a post earlier about trying "Gmake Install" that was also unsuccessful anyone have any options?
the way i got it to my slack desktop was through windows. I downloaded it in windows then untar'd it in winace then put it in my fat partition so linux could read it then transferred it to my linux desktop. Should I have untar'd it in linux instead?
lol, no i'm a total newb. i was just trying to issue the run command " make install" . So are you saying i go into the install file with an editor and put the make install command into the top? not to sure sorry.
ok i figured it out by running in terminal forgive my idiotness.. installed driver but know it says hardware not found.. do i need to reinstall and run that network setup again or is there a way to get to it from command line?
when i type iwconfig it say no wireless connection?
We're going to need more details like what version of ndiswrapper you're using, what windows drivers you're using, what steps you've actually taken and where you are getting error messages. In general, if ndiswrapper is telling you it can't find the hardware, you're not going to see anything with iwconfig. Also, that error tends to be a mismatch between ndiswrapper and the Windows driver you are trying to use. If you can find older Windows drivers they may help.
I'm using ndiswrapper10. Using the realtek 8180 driver for windows 2000 with the linksys 802.11b ver 4 wireless card. I install ndiswrapper then i tell "ndiswrapper -i / path of driver/" then it says driver installed but 8180 hardware not present.
This card appears to be a significant pain in the patootie to get running. If you haven't seen it, there is a monster thread in the Wireless subsection devoted to this card... One of the better posts in there on installing is here
Anyway, there are a few things to attempt:
Try XP drivers instead of 2000 drivers. I think that ndiswrapper is written to the XP interface, so I'm not sure how well or poorly 2000 drivers will work.
Try dropping back to ndiswrapper 0.7. My personal opinion is that ndiswrapper has run into some significant problems starting with 0.8 and continuing to the current 0.10.
Are you root when running make install? Ndiswrapper is a little different from most source-code compiles in that you don't need to run ./configure or make, just make install and (at least on my laptop) it has no problem creating the /etc/ndiswrapper directory.
If you haven't run ndiswrapper -m , then you need to. You also need to check that it has done its job which is to enter the line alias wlan0 ndiswrapper into the /etc/modprobe.conf file. If that line isn't there, add it by hand as ndiswrapper -m can be flaky. That should make wlan0 appear.
ok i ran ndiswrapper -m
i believe it made the modprobe.conf file
i went to the file it was empty so i added the alias which then turned it into a green backup file still with nothing in it.
then i run iwconfig and i'm still recieving this error:
"lo no wireless connections"
should i delet all my ndiswrapper files and start over?
also when i type "dmesg | grep "wlan0" nothing happens it just goes to the next line. i've tried it w/ " wlan, and both of those w/out the ""
lol, I'm an f***ing idiot.. i just read on sourceforge's website that some of the 802.11b ver 4 cards have a different chip in them. So i further investigated it and my card is using the improcomm chip not the realtek. I'm now going to uninstall everything and try reinstalling with the correct drivers now.. will post back soon.
thankyou all for the help.. everything was getting done correctly the end user just didn't use the right drivers
welp all thankyou all so much for the help. I'm up and running. Now currently browsing this forum on linux. finally got 802.11b ver4 working.. for all that read this in the future you must use improcomm's drivers not realteks
p.s = when i restart linux i have to input the "modprobe ndiswrapper" and "/usr/local/sbin/dhcpcd wlan0" is there anyway to automatically do this so my driver loads at startup?