ndiswrapper questions

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Fri Mar 28 02:20:53 UTC 2008

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From: D. R. Evans <doc.evans at gmail.com>
To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 5:40:10 PM
Subject: Re: ndiswrapper questions

David McGlone said the following at 03/27/2008 07:23 PM :

> 6. I executed:
>  ndiswrapper -a 0bda:8197 net8187b.
> what does ndiswrapper -l report?
> if it says driver: <blah blah> hardware present or something very similar, you should be good to go.

yes, it reports that.

> now you need  to do:
> sudo depmod -a
> sudo modprobe ndiswrapper (at this point your light for your wireless should come on If you haven't already got to this point)

I did those. Yes, the light is on.

I can do an "ifconfig -a" and I now see an entry labelled "wlan0", but I
don't know what to do to actually use it.

> 8. So now what? How do I actually access and/or configure the wifi network?
> you should be able to go into the control pannel and configure your wireless card and connection.

Can you give me some details, please? I'm probably being incredibly dense,
but it's simply not at all obvious to me where I should be looking, nor
what I should do when I find it.

Ok have you tried using the "network" icon in the control center? Go in there and you should see your wlan0
card along with your eth0 card. Click on the wlan0 card and edit it, you will need to add your SSID and if you are
using security then add your security information. Don't forget to add your gateway on the next tab and change the dropdown to wlan0

If this don't help, tomorrow when I get home, I will get on my linux box and describe everything in better detail.
Right now I don't have my linux box available to give you better detail, but I'm trying to help you to the best of my
memory. By the way, I could never connect using the password in text, I always had to use the hex key.

I hope this helps for the time being, if you don't figure it out by tomorrow morning, I will try and walk you
through it step by step. 
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