D. R. Evans
doc.evans at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 00:08:21 UTC 2008
Having got gutsy installed on my new laptop, I found that it wasn't seeing
After a lot of googling and trying things, I discovered that the wifi
device is a Realtek RTL8187B, which is not a supported device in the gutsy
1. downloaded the WinXP driver for the device from
ftp://18.104.22.168/cn/wlan (it's the file RTL8187B_driver_only.zip
2. Unzipping that file produces a bunch of directories, the WinXP one of
which contains the net8187b.inf file.
3. I installed that with the command:
ndiswrapper -i net8187b.inf
4. That created the expected /etc/ndiswrapper/net8187b directory;
everything seemed to go fine.
5. I checked the devid of the chip with "lsusb", and the response was that
the devid was 0bda:8197.
6. I executed:
ndiswrapper -a 0bda:8197 net8187b.
7. That seemed to execute fine.
8. So now what? How do I actually access and/or configure the wifi network?
In fact, how do I even find out that everything really has installed correctly?
PS This took me all afternoon :-( But I *think* it was all the right things
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