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Old 08-18-2009, 01:23 AM   #1
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debian, ndiswrapper, install. how to

i installed debian on a dell d600 laptop - the nic and internal wireless card are bad - so i use a pcmcia card Netgear MA521 which debian does not recognize. i saw some forum on making some changes to the driver source code and recompiling it - however a friend suggested that i go to this site
and just install the ndiswrapper.

i just transfered over from windows - in windows you can install the program from any directory by a mouse click. linux does not seem that way. since i can't hook up to internet, i plan to download the wrapper to my windows machine, put the file on to a usb stick and then transfer it to my linux machine.

question is - what file should i put ndiswrapper it in?

how do i install the nidswrapper - there is a comprehensive how to on :

but the basic 'how to install applications page' is currently down:

i guess what i am looking for is a basic how to on how to install applications in debian.

i am installing:
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