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The nuts and bolts => Web & Internet => Topic started by: Daniel on October 11, 2009, 09:29:51 am

Title: ndiswrapper driver option in wicd
Post by: Daniel on October 11, 2009, 09:29:51 am
I have a usb wireless network device that I want to use. It has been confirmed that it definitely does not normally work in linux but it does work if you use the windows driver in ndiswrapper. I installed the driver into ndiswrapper but I still can't make the device work. ndiswrapper confirms that the device is present and that the driver for it is installed but it doesn't work. Then I noticed the ndiswrapper supplementary driver option (or something like that) in wicd. I tried that too but it didn't work. Can somebody explain how to make that ndiswrapper thing in wicd work?
Title: Re: ndiswrapper driver option in wicd
Post by: bigpaws on October 11, 2009, 11:38:02 am
Ndiswrapper is a program to use windows driver  for
wireless cards that have no linux modules available.

Here is a tutorial:

https://vector.ecosq.com/ic/HowTos/HowToBook/ChapterWireless (https://vector.ecosq.com/ic/HowTos/HowToBook/ChapterWireless)

That is a nice howto.

You can also follow the directions for ndiswrapper here:

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Main_Page (http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Main_Page)

PLease not that there are some suggestions for troubleshooting at ndiswrapper site.

Wicd is a tool to setup wirless networks after the hardware is setup, not to configure
ndiswrapper directly. 

HTH

Bigpaws