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Old 07-13-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Question "Fatal Error; Module ndiswrapper not found" installing WUSB300N card

Arghhhh, WIRELESS PLEASE!!!!!!


OK brief into, 2 weak old Linux baby, Toshiba A210, wireless nightmare with internal USB RTL8187b wireless card crashing when trying to connect to an encrypted host, now trying an external USB wireless card Linksys WUSB300N, and I am getting:

"Fatal Error; Module ndiswrapper not found", After:

# mkdir /opt/ndis
# tar xvf WUSB300N.tar -C /opt/ndis/
# cd /opt/ndis/Drivers

Install the Driver using NDISWrapper
# sudo ndiswrapper -i netmw245.inf

installing netmw245 ...

# sudo ndiswrapper -l

netmw245 : driver installed

# sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
"Fatal Error: Module ndiswrapper not found"

ANY IDEAS? Many thanks in advance,

Old 07-13-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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Cool Fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My wireless is working Hallelujah, and I wish I know how I did it more specifically what was wrong before, after all these permutations and combinations.

But this is what I did last.... I referred to beginners guide to installing NDISwrapper titled "My own Personal Ndiswraper Guide - Troubleshooting Tips Included" as I could not get a proper response from modprobe, and I reinstalled it with the intention to get my Linksys usb wireless card trying to function to eliminate another possibility. Well low and behold both cards are working fine and I am getting thru with both. The odd thing is that my RTL8187b driver was installed without NDISwrapper...!!!!

Well I guess I should be thankful, and am, now let the games begin!!!!!

So I Guess NDISwrapper ROCKS after all!!!!!



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