Wireless Modem Problems

Matt Lye lyematt at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 10:35:47 GMT 2009

just run sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-util and you should be able to get
it to work. You have to be careful with installing debs directly as unlike
repository installs via apt/aptitude/synaptic they will not
satisfy dependencies. A good package should have them listed and you can
search synaptic to see if they are installed, and install them as necessary,

Let us know how it goes.

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On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Michael Harold <
mike.harold at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

>  Hi the List,
>     The story is; I have a USB wireless modem (actually from Optus) that
> only works on Windows XP Home.
>     In Ubuntu 8.10 (also installed) info from Help states that there is a
> means of reading the *.inf file supplied with the modem that requires
> ndisgtk as an add-on to ndiswrapper.
>     OK. That means that I need to note the required file; close Ubuntu;
> re-start and open XP to get at the internet.
>     Did that.
>     Googled ndisgtk - downloaded and saved to a folder - so far so good.
>     In XP - copy the file - paste to memory stick. Check? - it's there.
> Close XP.
>     Re-open to Ubuntu (memory stick recognised). Right click the ndisgtk
> file - GDebi Package Installer tops the list - click on that and it opens -
> showing a fault! (Quite a few "sweet" words - ya know? !)
>     Actually reads "Package: ndisgtk.  Status: Error: Dependancy is not
> satisfiable: ndiswrapper-utils-1.9".
>     Can anyone put a finger on a problem with anything there? Or suggest
> another means of getting the modem to work on Ubuntu?
>     Hopefully
>     Mike H
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