Using Windows wireless card drivers
Revision as of 13:24, 7 July 2008 by Atolboo
For many wireless networkcards, Linux drivers are not available. Don't worry! Despite that, it is very easy to get your card working: With 'ndiswrapper', you can load the Windows-drivers. This is a small guide to get wireless working.
- Make sure ndiswrapper is installed. Normally it is installed in Pardus, you can check it in Package Manager.
- Download the Windows drivers of your networkcard. If you don't know where you can find it, have a look at this list: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/index.php?/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,list/ (For the next steps, download the driver to your Desktop and remember your username.)
- Unzip it, and remember the name of the created directory with the drivers.
- Open a terminal in administrator mode: Pardus Menu -> Programs -> System -> More Applications -> Terminal Program - Super User Mode. Then, enter your administration password.
- Go to the directory with the drivers. cd /home/username/Desktop/directory-with-the-drivers.
- Check for already installed drivers: ndiswrapper -l
- If necessary remove them with: ndiswrapper -r drivername
- Install the driver: ndiswrapper -i driver.inf (Replace 'driver' with the name of your .inf-file.)
- Check with: ndiswrapper -l
- Check for problems: depmod -a
- Load ndiswrapper module: modprobe ndiswrapper
- Type this: ndiswrapper -m
- Check for: "adding "alias ........"
- Check if device is present with: iwconfig
- Configure the device in: Pardus Menu -> Tasma -> Internet & Network -> Network Manager -> New connection
- Check for the connection with: iwconfig
- To load ndiswrapper after a new start: echo ndiswrapper>>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6