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Old 06-28-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Getting Ndiswrapper to work with Microsoft Wireless Card.


Hello
im sorry if this topic was already posted but im despiret.
I always wanted linux and when i finally did it , i dont have any internet
today i have installed
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

and i have a Wireless PCI Adapter Model Number : MN-730 ( By Microsoft )
I have all the sys and inf file i need,
my friend wrote me a guide but it was for KDE and as you know ubuntu linux is gnome , so does anyone know the commands to install Ndiswrapper and install the sys and inf driver i need. I put

ndiswrapper-0.9.1.tgz , and my needed sys and inf file in my /home/prometheus directory.

Could someone please !! please Please!! guide me from there how to setup ndiswrapper and make my wireless pci adapter work.

More Info:

It connects to a linksys roater in the basement
network name : mark

network password protected.


Please dont try to contact me on AIM , OR ICQ only msn due to linux and im on my dads computer my linux right now has no internet and its in my room my goal is to get it to have internet by the end of this week or i will have to go back to windows.

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Old 06-28-2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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Please anyone? Im really stuck anything would help please?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
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Check out this howto: http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...rapperinfo.php
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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Thank you so much ill follow these steps and reply if it works or not.


Switch to root using the su - command.
Navigate to the folder you unzipped ndiswrapper to, using the cd command. Told you not to forget that.
Once there, type make install. Answer the few questions, and ndiswrapper should compile itself. Any errors you get should be posted in a Linux forum of your choice, as there's likely something up with your system.
Assuming everything went well in the make install phase, ndiswrapper has been successfully installed on your Linux box! Yay! You're 1/3 of the way there!
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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Once there, type make install. Answer the few questions, and ndiswrapper should compile itself. Any errors you get should be posted in a Linux forum of your choice, as there's likely something up with your system.


I extracted ndiswrapper and clicked make install and it says : no rule to make target install.'stop'
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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Are you in the directory with the source? Is there a "Makefile" in the directory?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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i extracted the tgz file.
and cd'ed in there

it looks somthing like /home/prometheus/ndiswrapper-0.9.1/

no there are just two folders

usr
sbin
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #8
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That's weird. You may want to attempt to extract the file again, or redownload it from the ndiswrapper homepage. I don't think that's a full build.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:19 PM   #9
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Could you give me a link to the build I should have becasue im confused about what I need to have.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:21 PM   #10
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=331 should be of help. It may be written for SuSE, but much of it should carry across. Also, try our Search function - this has been asked before.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:24 PM   #11
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I saw that guide before , but Im really new to linux and i dont have SuSe, So i have no clue what those programs do and if i need them.

Plus most of it is writen for KDE im currently using gnome once i get internet i would love to go and download KDE. but my distro only comes with gnome.

I had Slackware 10.1 but the current kernel build didnt work with modprobe , and im new to linux so it would be hard for me to compile a kernel so i just desided to do another distro my friend told me about saying it should work with the card then later on i will install KDE and he would guide me through.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:27 PM   #12
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Ubuntu probably even has a package for ndiswrapper, which might be easier to use.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #13
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Alright since im new could you guide me or would that waste to much of your time.

Im totaly new to linux , I thought what better way to learn then to try and i did and it was hard for me but im willing to try anyone have a highly detailed guide or could help me please?!

Tell me where to go and i could try it?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #14
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Here is a ubuntu-specific howto for ndiswrapper: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HowToSetUpNd...ndiswrapper%29
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:33 PM   #15
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Thank you very much how would I go about doing this

1. Launch synaptic or whatever package management tool you prefer

What is synaptic and how can I get it?

EDIT : ok i got it su root , then type it in .. got it. Thanks ill try to follow guide if i have anymore quetions ill ask here.

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