Tuesday, July 10, 2007

akabrek's fix for people having trouble with ndiswrapper

People are reporting that every time at startup they have to do a "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper" to get their WiFi working again when using the ndiswrapper guide. akabrek has come up with a solution.

You could solve this problem by doing as follows:

sudo ndiswrapper -m
gksudo gedit /etc/modules

and simply append the word ndiswrapper at end of file. Then save and reboot.
It will boot ndiswrapper module everytime Ubuntu kernel is loaded.

Thanks redDEAD for your good work, very useful. Don't give up.


akabrek, thank you for you good work and keep reading!
edited by pHreaksYcle


Liam said...

RedDEAD et al

In the same way as some organisations and OEMs are more committed to Linux and Free Software, so too are component manufacturers.

The 1501 ships with the Broadcom 4300-series wireless chipset, poorly supported in Linux, and hence the ndiswrapper workaround.

Atheros, on the other hand, actively supports the Linux community, and madwifi is among the best drivers contributed to Linux. I highly recommend buying an AR5005 or AR5006 (that one's a, b and g compatible) for native support in Linux, including all the nifty features like WPA encrpytion and proper integration with NetworkManager. Available at good eBay outlets everywhere...