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Old 10-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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New to linux, no wlan0 after ndiswrapper? (Broadcom 4323; Linux Mint)

I thought setting up wireless adapters was as simple as using ndiswrapper to install or whatever the driver. I was using this video to walk through ndiswrapper, starting at 7:13:

My problem is as follows: I am able to do everything up to ndiswrapper -m, with the only difference being that I am sudo'ing every command because I'm using the live dvd, but I cannot do 'ifconfig wlan0 up', because "wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device."

I found this thread: , which describes the exact same problem I'm experiencing... but what solved his problem is something I cannot do. I'm doing this on the live dvd so cannot reboot. I can boot into mint compatibility mode with the addition of blacklist.b43=yes ( , Known issues -> Boot hangs...), but is it possible to do the apt-get stuff via the compatibility mode startup?

Or is there some other solution?

Adapter: Netgear WNDA3100v2
- Chip: Broadcom 4323
Linux: Mint 13 XFCE
Old 10-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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Solved: Linux Mint comes with ndiswrapper installed, but you need the package ndiswrapper-dkms installed before ndiswrapper works... which for some reason isn't shipped with Mint.


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