Intalling on a laptop with WiFi

Kim Briggs patiodragon at
Thu Jun 12 23:55:47 UTC 2008

On 6/12/08, jpfitz at <jpfitz at> wrote:
> I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general.  I have installed it as a dual boot
> onto my Compaq Presario F500, but it did not detect, nor install any support
> for my integrated WiFi network interface.  How to I do this?
>  Thank you,
>  JPFitz
> ________________________________

I think your easiest solution, if it works, is to use the program
ndisgtk.  You can search for it using System..Admin..Synaptic package
manager.  Try installing it and type "sudo ndisgtk" in a terminal
(Apps..Accessories..Terminal).  Put a CD with your windows driver in
your CD drive and click the "Add" Type of function in ndisgtk.  Browse
to the requested ".inf" file (I have used the XP one) and select /add
it.  There is a good chance the hardware will then be recognized by

ndisgtk is a program that lets you use Windows WIFI card drivers under
linux.  If you really like Ubuntu and can't get the integrated card to
work, I recenlty got a USB WIFI card for my Compaq laptop on ebay for
under 30USD delivered and used the method described above.


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