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Old 08-22-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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ndiswrapper installed - no alias listed in iwconfig

Acer Aspire 2002 w/ kubuntu.
-installed ndiswrapper
-installed driver
-depmod -a
-modprobe ndiswrapper
-dmesg | grep -i ndiswrapper exports this:
[17179592.224000] ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
[17179592.332000] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5a (Broadcom,12/22/2004, loaded
[17179592.340000] ndiswrapper: using irq 217
[17179593.344000] wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device <snip> using driver bcmwl5a, 14E4:4318.5.conf

I've added the included bcm43xx driver to the blacklist, but it still lists eth1 under iwconfig. eth1 doesn't work, anyways. Why isn't wlan0 showing up in iwconfig? I've tried editing the /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5a/14E4:4318.5.conf to enable the radio and have googled several faqs. Any suggestions?
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 sudo /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper --help
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile        Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d devid driver   Use installed 'driver' for 'devid'
-e driver         Remove 'driver'
-l                List installed drivers
-m                Write configuration for modprobe

where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX
You can run "ndiswrapper -m" to write the modprobe configuration.


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