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Old 09-22-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
Miketsho
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ndiswrapper problem with net8180.inf driver


I am running Fedora Core 5 "2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp" kernel. I am using the ndiswrapper-1.23 and all installed without errors.
As root I'm trying to install a Trendnet tew-228pi wireless card. It has the RTL8180L chip and I downloaded the recommended Net8180.inf driver from ndis5x-8180(173).zip. When I do "ndiswrapper -i net8180.inf" I get the following error:

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.23]# ndiswrapper -l
No drivers installed
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.23]# ndiswrapper -i net8180.inf
Installing net8180
couldn't copy net8180.inf at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 144.
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.23]#


Do I need another driver or is it a ndiswrapper problem? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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You have to specify path to *.inf , ie ndiswrapper -i /home/foobar/net8180.inf if net8180.inf is in foobar's home directory. Also be aware it's case sensitive so if inf is NET8180.inf then it will be ndiswrapper -i NET8180.inf .
 
Old 09-23-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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beagle2,
Did that first with the same results on both drivers. I wonder if ndiswrapper-1.23 is setup to work with Fedora Core 5 "2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp" kernel? Very stange because everyone else seems to have gotten this combo to work.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 02:29 AM   #4
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If ndiswrapper is installed correctly you should at least be able to install a driver. Make sure it is the correct *.inf file and that any .sys files are in the same location. Easiest to copy all the driver files into one directory and run ndiswrapper from there, not from the ndiswrapper directory itself. Think the win2k driver has been shown to work.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
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Amazing! I included the RTL8180.sys in the ndiswrapper-1.23 directory and everything worked. I looked back at all of the information that I have collected on the ndiswrapper install and can not find any mention of the .sys file being included with the .inf file. Thank you for your insite. beagle2, you are the greatest. excellent work.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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Thanks, but that info is tucked away somewhere on the ndiswrapper faq so I don't deserve all the credit. Glad to help tho
 
  


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