Need some help with NDISWrapper on Debian 6.0

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by c_house, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. c_house
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    c_house GBAtemp Regular

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    I installed the .inf file using ndiswrapper for my NETGAER WN511B wifi card. It says hardware present whenever i plug it in but there are no wifi networks in the pull-down on the top panel. How do i actually start the card so it can pick up my wifi network?
     
  2. Rafinesque

    Rafinesque GBAtemp Regular

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    You should probably switch to Ubuntu or Linux Mint. They handle things like this much better. Debian is difficult to use for anyone without lots of low-level Linux experience.
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Try

    modprobe ndiswrapper

    In terminal.
     
  4. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    Usually, you'll do something like:

    use iwconfig to configure the wireless card

    then

    ifconfig wlan0 up