Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fixing Wireless Networks and Ndiswrapper

Step 1: Check that the hardware drivers are loaded. It should be seen when you do ifconfig
# ifconfig -a

Step 2: If the above do not show up eth0 or wlan0, then
# lspci -v

Step 3: Install NdisWrapper from distro
# yum install ndiswapper

Step 4: For more information on cards supported by which drivers, go to

Step 4: Place the inf file in the /lib/firmware
# ndiswrapper -i /lib/firmware/xxx.inf

Step 5: Check it is working and will list the drivers available to
# ndiswapper -l

Step 6: Load the Module
# modprobe -v ndiswrapper

Step 7: Up the wlan
# ifconfig wlan0 up

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