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Author Topic: ndiswrapper driver option in wicd  (Read 2562 times)
Daniel
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« on: October 11, 2009, 08:29:51 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?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 10:38:02 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

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

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

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