I suspect I am confused on the use of ndiswrapper.
I thought I followed the instructions but...
I can modprobe the ndiswrapper but modinfo shows nothing about the rtl8192cu driver just ndiswrapper.
If I modprobe rtl8192cu I get:
FATAL: Module rtl8192cu not found.
I can see the AP but am unsuccessful in connecting.
Apr 25 03:08:06 solar kernel: [18630.940664] ndiswrapper: driver net8192cu (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,03/26/2010,1003.0.0326.2010) loaded
Apr 25 03:08:07 solar kernel: [18631.867817] wlan0: ethernet device e8:4e:06:11:1f:68 using NDIS driver: net8192cu, version: 0x1, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Realtek RTL8192C Wireless LAN USB NIC ', 0BDA:8176.F.conf
Apr 25 03:08:07 solar kernel: [18631.867872] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
Apr 25 03:08:07 solar kernel: [18631.867944] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
Apr 25 03:08:07 solar kernel: [18631.869141] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
I would like to ping the access points around me but so far haven't been able to learn how to do that. Does one need to be connected to the AP in order to ping it?
Does "link is not ready" mean it is my fault due to ill configuration, connection refused, timeout, or the AP is down?
Too many possibilities. Thanks for any suggestions