Only one driver can control your wireless device at any one time, either ndiswrapper (leading to a wlan0 interface) or madwifi (probably ath0). If they are both installed, then the one to load first will probably control the device. Reversing this will require unloading them first,cb474 wrote:Thanks for the howto. If I want to try ndiswrapper, do I have to remove madwifi first (and how would I do that)? Or can I have the two side-by-side and switch between them, depending on which seems to work better with a particular access point?
rmmod ndiswrapper madwifi
net8185 : driver installed
device (10EC:8185) present (alternate driver: rtl8180)
sudo ndiswrapper -e bcmwl5
sudo ndiswrapper -e ssb
sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
sudo nano /etc/modules
lkraemer wrote:May I suggest a little more detail for your ndiswrapper tutorial?
hkoster1 wrote:And what's about
this "sudo" thing...? Geez...
bw123 wrote:easy? it took me 12 hours to get wireless going this weekend, and it's only Lenny Live CD, thanks for the helpful post. Maybe in a little while I will try Squeeze I think it might support the RTL8187B now.
If I get the Squeeze CD1, will I have to go through the whole thing over again trying to build ndiswrapper.ko without make and gcc? Will I even be able to use wireless during the install, my inquiring mind wants to know. Nice trick to leave ndiswrapper out, and also any tools to make it, if I wasn't a redneck from TN I would say 'HAVE A NICE DAY!'
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